"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Lionel Blue on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Lionel Blue on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Lionel Blue on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Lionel Blue on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Lionel Blue on Robert Frost
"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 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."
"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."