D.H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence was one of the most important English writers of the 20th century.
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I shall always be a priest of love.

D.H. Lawrence

If I take my whole, passionate, spiritual and physical love to the woman who in return loves me, that is how I serve God. And my hymn and my game of joy is my work.

D.H. Lawrence

Comes over one an absolute necessity to move. And what is more, to move in some particular direction. A double necessity then: to get on the move, and to know whither.

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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.

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I am in love - and, my God, it's the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love, if you haven't done so already. You are wasting your life.

D.H. Lawrence

We only seem to learn from Life that Life doesn't matter so much as it seemed to do--it's not so burningly important, after all, what happens. We crawl, like blinking sea-creatures, out of the Ocean onto a spur of rock, we creep over the promontory bewildered and dazzled and hurting ourselves, then we drop in the ocean on the other side: and the little transit doesn't matter so much.

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And what's 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 it's always daisy-time.

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

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But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man's bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.

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Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace.

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What we want is some sort of communism not based on wages, nor profits, nor any sort of buying and selling but on a religion of life.

D.H. Lawrence

In every living thing there is the desire for love.

D.H. Lawrence

The bourgeois produces the bolshevist, inevitably as every half-truth at length produces the contradiction of itself in the opposite half-truth.

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

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A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.

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Evil, what is evil? There is only one evil, to deny life.

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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.

D.H. 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.

D.H. Lawrence

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

D.H. Lawrence

But then peace, peace! I am so mistrustful of it: so much afraid that it means a sort of weakness and giving in.

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

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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.

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Unless we submit our will to the flooding of life, there is no life in us.

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Art-speech is the only truth. An artist is usually a damned liar, but his art, if it be art, will tell you the truth of his day. And that is all that matters. Away with eternal truth.

D.H. Lawrence

What is pornography to one man is the laughter of genius to another.

D.H. Lawrence
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