John Fowles Quotes

14 John Fowles quotes:

"In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me."
"We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words."
"I don't think the English like me. I sold a colossal best seller in America, and they never really forgave me."
"Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical."
"The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time."
"Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want."
"The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself."
"There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be."
"That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects."
"There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world."
"Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man."
"Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be."
"In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters."
"So I felt this burning summer. In form I mightbelong to humankind; in reality I seemed one of aravenous self-destroying horde of rats.I am glad there is no God. If there were,I cannot imagine that we rampant, myopic, andinsatiably self-centred creatures shouldbe allowed to survive a single day more"
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