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Famous Dh Lawrence Quotations

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"And whatÆs romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and itÆs always daisy-time"
by D.H. Lawrence
"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"
by D.H. Lawrence
"Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved"
by D.H. Lawrence
"The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them"
by D.H. Lawrence
"We've got to live. No matter how many skies have fallen"
by D.H. Lawrence
"When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere"
by D.H. Lawrence
"'As for your world of art and your world of reality,' she replied, 'you have to separate the two, because you can't bear to know what you are...."
by D.H. Lawrence
"[M]ost people have come to America ... to get away from everything they are and have been. . [But] it is never freedom till you find something..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"All the great words, it seemed to Connie, were cancelled for her generation: love, joy, happiness, home, mother, father, husband, all these gr..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"And this is the final meaning of work: the extension of human consciousness. The lesser meaning of work is the achieving of self-preservation."
by D.H. Lawrence
"And it seems to me a blasphemy to say that the Holy Spirit is Love. In the Old Testament it is an Eagle: in the New it is a Dove. Christ insis..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Anyone who is kind to man knows the fragmentariness of most men, and wants to arrange a society of power in which men fall naturally into a co..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Every profound new movement makes a great swing also backwards to some older, half-forgotten way of consciousness."
by D.H. Lawrence
"For man, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly ..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Have you built your ship of death, O have you? O build your ship of death, for you will need it."
by D.H. Lawrence
"his lips meet mine, and a flood Of sweet fire sweeps across me, so I drown Against him, die and find death good."
by D.H. Lawrence
"His education lay like a film of white oil on the black lake of his barbarian consciousness. For this reason, the things he said were hardly i..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"He would not take that direction, to the darkness, to follow her. He walked towards the faintly humming, glowing town, quickly."
by D.H. Lawrence
"I always say, my motto is 'Art for my sake.' If I want to write, I write—and if I don't want to, I won't. The difficulty is to find exactly ..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"I always feel as if I stood naked for the fire of Almighty God to go through me—and it's rather an awful feeling. One has to be so terribly ..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"I am convinced that the majority of people to-day have good, generous feelings which they can never know, never experience, because of some fe..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"I will wait and watch till the day of David at last shall be finished, and wisdom no more fox-faced, and the blood gets back its flame."
by D.H. Lawrence
"I think we ought to be able to alter the whole system—but not by bullying, not because one lot wants what the other has got."
by D.H. Lawrence
"If you cut a thing up, of course it will smell. Hence, nothing raises such an infernal stink at last, as human psychology."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Is our day of creative life finished? Does there remain to us only the strange, awful afterwards of the knowledge in dissolution, the African ..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Marriage and deathless friendship, both should be inviolable and sacred: two great creative passions, separate, apart, but complementary: the ..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Men are free when they are in a living homeland, not when they are straying and breaking away. Men are free when they are obeying some deep, i..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Marriage is the clue to human life, but there is no marriage apart from the wheeling sun and the nodding earth, from the straying of the plane..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind—intim..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Most men have a deadness in them that frightens me so because of my own deadness. Why can't men get their life straight, like St. Mawr, and th..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Most fatal, most hateful of all things is bullying.... Sensual bullying of course is fairly easily detected. What is more dangerous is ideal b..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Now launch the small ship, now as the body dies and life departs, launch out, the fragile soul..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Now it is autumn and the falling fruit and the long journey towards oblivion...."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Only this shimmeriness is the real living. The shape is a dead crust. The shimmer is inside really."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Poor devil, poor devil, he's best gone out of a life where he rides his rocking-horse to find a winner."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Personality and mind, like moustaches, belong to a certain age. They are a deformity in a child.... Leave his sensibilities, his emotions, his..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Protestantism came and gave a great blow to the religious and ritualistic rhythm of the year, in human life. Non-conformity almost finished th..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Suddenly, like a chestnut falling out of burr, he was shed naked and glistening onto a soft, fecund earth, leaving behind him the hard rind of..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"The house came to be haunted by the unspoken phrase: There must be more money! There must be more money!"
by D.H. Lawrence
"The nearer a conception comes towards finality, the nearer does the dynamic relation, out of which this concept has arisen, draw to a close. T..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"The near touch of death may be a release into life; if only it will break the egoistic will, and release that other flow."
by D.H. Lawrence
"The man who had died looked nakedly on life, and saw a vast resoluteness everywhere flinging itself up in stormy or subtle wave-crests.... alw..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"The old ideals are dead as nails—nothing there. It seems to me there remains only this perfect union with a woman—sort of ultimate marriag..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"The whole point about the true unconscious is that it is all the time moving forward, beyond the range of its own fixed laws or habits. It is ..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"There was something so free and self-contained about him, something in the young fellow's movements, that made that officer aware of him. And ..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fel..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"We are dying, we are dying, we are all of us dying and nothing will stay the death-flood rising within us..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"What he loved so much in the plant morphological structure of the tree was that given a fixed mathematical basis, the final evolution was so i..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"We must know, if only in order to learn not to know. The supreme lesson of human consciousness is to learn how not to know. That is, how not t..."
by D.H. Lawrence
"Your most vital necessity in this life is that you shall love your wife completely and implicitly and in an entire nakedness of body and spiri..."
by D.H. Lawrence


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