"I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Lionel Blue on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Lionel Blue on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Lionel Blue on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Lionel Blue on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Lionel Blue on Mark Twain
"My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely."
"To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies."
"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
"Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life."
"During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school."