Born: November 29, 1898
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Died: November 22, 1963
Occupation: Author, Christian Apologist, Literary Critic, and Scholar
Profile: Best known for The Chronicles of Narnia.
Number of Quotes: 4
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.