D. H. Lawrence
I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.
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.
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.
I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.
Only in a novel are all things given full play.
All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.
God doesn’t know things. He is things.
Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.
How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little.
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
Don’t be on the side of the angels, it’s too lowering.