John Fowles

John Fowles

English writer, novelist and essayist
The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time; our sense of that, not a disinterested love of science, and certainly not wisdom, is why we devote such a huge proportion of the ingenuity and income of our societies to finding faster ways of doing things - as if the final aim of mankind was to grow closer not to a perfect humanity, but to a perfect lightning-flash.More John Fowles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no plan. All is hazard. And the only thing that will preserve us is ourselves.More John Fowles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Like all mystics (and many novelists, not least the present one) he is baffled, a child, before the real now; far happier out of it, in a narrative past or a prophetic future, locked inside that weird tence grammar does not allow, the imaginary present.More John Fowles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The moon hung over the planet Earth, a dead thing over a dying thing.More John Fowles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I knew words were like chains, they held me back . . . the act of description taints the description.More John Fowles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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