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Some C.S. Lewis (author of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe if you're an illiterate who doesn't know)
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives."
"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
"Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind."
"Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult."
"Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere."
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
and the big one, of course:
“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”