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Type: Novelist
Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 11/09/1885
Date of Death: 02/03/1930




 

D. H. Lawrence Quotes

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This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
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But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
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Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
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There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
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People always make war when they say they love peace.
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Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
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The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
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It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.
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Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little.
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All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.
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The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
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It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
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One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.
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One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul.
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The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.
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I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
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One can no longer live with people: it is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease.
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The profoundest of all sensualities is the sense of truth and the next deepest sensual experience is the sense of justice.
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I shall always be a priest of love.
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Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!
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I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.
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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 conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.
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Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
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The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
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I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies - thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us.
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