David Herbert Lawrence

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David Herbert Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence

You must drop all your democracy. You must not believe in the people. One class is no better than another. It must be a case of Wisdom, or Truth. Let the working classes be working classes. That is the truth. There must be an aristocracy of people who have wisdom, and there must be a Ruler: a Kaiser: no Presidents and democracies.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They were evidently small men, all wind and quibbles, flinging out their chuffy grain to us with far less interest than a farm-wife feels as she scatters corn to her fowls.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The upshot was, my paintings must burn that English artists might finally learn.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every new stroke of civilization has cost the lives of countless brave men, who have fallen defeated by the dragon, in their efforts to win the apples of the Hesperides, or the fleece of gold. Fallen in their efforts to overcome the old, half sordid savagery of the lower stages of creation, and win the next stage.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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, inward voice of religious belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom. Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God is only a great imaginative experience.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That is your trick, your bit of filthy magic: invisibility, and the anaesthetic power to deaden my attention in your direction.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action, in man.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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!More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind --intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The source of all life and knowledge is in man and woman, and the source of all living is in the interchange and the meeting and mingling of these two: man-life and woman-life, man-knowledge and woman-knowledge, man-being and woman-being.More David Herbert Lawrence [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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