D. H. Lawrence
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D. H. Lawrence
California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely…
I can’t do with mountains at close quarters – they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing…
The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity.
The only history is a mere question of one’s struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor…
The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.
So long as you don’t feel life’s paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn’t matter, happiness or unhappiness.
The day of the absolute is over, and we’re in for the strange gods once more.
Only in a novel are all things given full play.
My God, these folks don’t know how to love – that’s why they love so easily.
One never can know the whys and the wherefores of one’s passional changes.
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
Having achieved and accomplished love… man… has become himself, his tale is told.
God is only a great imaginative experience.
The true artist doesn’t substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.
Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven’t really got.
I shall always be a priest of love.
I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.
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