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David Herbert Lawrence Quotes and Sayings

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Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge,
then a leap taken.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence

 

People always make war when they say they love peace.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
- David Herbert Lawrence

For man, as for flower and beast and bird,
the supreme triumph is to be most vividly,
most perfectly alive.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience,
of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul,
for mental explanation or description.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Men!
The only animal in the world to fear.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Having achieved and accomplished love...
man...
has become himself, his tale is told.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually
much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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!
- David Herbert Lawrence

Oh the innocent girl in her maiden teens knows perfectly
well what everything means.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I shall always be a priest of love.
- David Herbert Lawrence

This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to
acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us.
This makes us secret and rotten.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Be still when you have nothing to say;
when genuine passion moves you,
say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Ours is an excessively conscious age.
We know so much, we feel so little.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Pornography is the attempt to insult sex,
to do dirt on it.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it.
My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness,
and when I get a response there, then I accept.
- David Herbert Lawrence

If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of harlot in her,
she's a dry stick as a rule.
- David Herbert Lawrence

One sheds one's sicknesses in books -
repeats and presents again one's emotions,
to be master of them.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Only in a novel are all things given full play.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I like to write when I feel spiteful.
It is like having a good sneeze.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality.
On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
- David Herbert Lawrence

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
- David Herbert Lawrence

In every living thing there is the desire for love.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness.
And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty,
and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
- David Herbert Lawrence

When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low,
vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul,
angry or gentle.
Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Consciousness is an end in itself.
We torture ourselves getting somewhere,
and when we get there it is nowhere,
for there is nowhere to get to.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts,
or my thoughts the result of my dreams.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire.
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The day of the absolute is over, and we're in for the strange gods once more.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The fairest thing in nature, a flower,
still has its roots in earth and manure.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Men always do leave off really thinking,
when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature.
She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day,
as to syllogistic truth.
The absurdity may turn out truer.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman,
who is always giving herself.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.
- David Herbert Lawrence

But better die than live mechanically a life that is
a repetition of repetitions.
- David Herbert Lawrence

There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate,
and the real wolf at the end of the street.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged
the whole consciousness of man.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The human consciousness is really homogeneous.
There is no complete forgetting, even in death.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law,
and must be plucked where it is found,
and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven't really got.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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
anything but obtrude themselves.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I hate the actor and audience business.
An author should be in among the crowd,
kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence

We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The human being is a most curious creature.
He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.
- David Herbert Lawrence

So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business,
the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
- David Herbert Lawrence

God is only a great imaginative experience.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without
ever having felt sorry for itself.
- David Herbert Lawrence

They say geniuses mostly have great mothers.
They mostly have sad fates.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The Moon!
Artemis!
the great goddess of the splendid past of men!
Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
- David Herbert Lawrence

My God, these folks don't know how to love -
that's why they love so easily.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important
parts of a non-business letter.
- David Herbert Lawrence

One never can know the whys and the wherefores of one's passional changes.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained.
Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions,
if your mind doesn't dictate to her.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
- David Herbert Lawrence

All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do
not change with the calendar.
- David Herbert Lawrence


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