Find the best quotes by Lawrence Durrell.
It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you’d do something else.
I’m trying to die correctly, but it’s very difficult, you know.
Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.
Truth disappears with the telling of it.
Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we…
No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.
Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.
We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.
Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked.
A city becomes a world when one loves one of its inhabitants.
A woman’s best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.
Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of…
For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to…
Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time… love lavished on absolute fools. Love’s a…
Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
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