"I don't practise any religion but I am deeply interested in the answers that mankind has come up with to explain the human situation."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Simon Callow on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Simon Callow on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Simon Callow on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Simon Callow on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Simon Callow on Albert Camus
"Bleak House is just the most astounding piece of work. There's huge, visionary poetry in it."
"My mother wanted me to be a teacher. She had this vision of me walking across the quadrangle in an Oxford college wearing my academic gown."