D.H. Lawrence Quotes


76 D.H. Lawrence quotes:



"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."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"They were evidently small men, all wind and quibbles, flinging out their chuffy grain to us with far less interest than a farm-wife feels as she scatters corn to her fowls."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: College Quotes
"The trains roared by like projectiles level on the darkness, fuming and burning, making the valley clang with their passage. They were gone, and the lights of the towns and villages glittered in silence."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Darkness Quotes
"Every civilization when it loses its inner vision and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness, more vast and more stupendous than the old savage sort. An Augean stable of metallic filth."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Energy Quotes Decadence Quotes
"The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"You must drop all your democracy. You must not believe in ''the people.'' One class is no better than another. It must be a case of Wisdom, or Truth. Let the working classes be working classes. That is the truth. There must be an aristocracy of people who have wisdom, and there must be a Ruler: a Kaiser: no Presidents and democracies."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Design Quotes
"Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgment is never just."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"Every new stroke of civilization has cost the lives of countless brave men, who have fallen defeated by the ''dragon,'' in their efforts to win the apples of the Hesperides, or the fleece of gold. Fallen in their efforts to overcome the old, half sordid savagery of the lower stages of creation, and win the next stage."
"We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Hate Quotes Generations Quotes
"What is pornography to one man is the laughter of genius to another."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"The ordinary novel would trace the history of the diamond - but I say, `Diamond, what! This is carbon.' And my diamond may be coal or soot and my theme is carbon."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: History Quotes
"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."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Humankind Quotes
"It is all a question of sensitiveness. Brute force and overbearing may make a terrific effect. But in the end, that which lives by delicate sensitiveness. If it were a question of brute force, not a single human baby would survive for a fortnight. It is the grass of the field, most frail of all things, that supports all life all the time. But for the green grass, no empire would rise, no man would eat bread: for grain is grass; and Hercules or Napoleon or Henry Ford would alike be denied existence."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Force Quotes Sensitivity Quotes
"Never trust the teller, trust the tale."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Gossip Quotes
"We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"John Thomas says goodnight to Lady Jane, a little droopingly, but with a hopeful heart"
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"I want relations which are not purely personal, based on purely personal qualities; but relations based upon some unanimous accord in truth or belief, and a harmony of purpose, rather than of personality. I am weary of personality. Let us be easy and impersonal, not forever fingering over our own souls, and the souls of our acquaintances, but trying to create a new life, a new common life, a new complete tree of life from the roots that are within us."
"Once you abstract from this, once you generalize and postulate Universals, you have departed from the creative reality, and entered the realm of static fixity, mechanism, materialism."
Author: Lawrence Quotes Category: Reality Quotes



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