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Summary

David Herbert Lawrence was a famous Writer from England, who lived between September 11, 1885 and March 2, 1930. He became 44 years old.

Biography

David Herbert Richards Lawrence, best known as "D. H. Lawrence" was an English author, poet, playwright, writer of literary analysis and essay. His collected works represent a comprehensive reflection of the uhumanetiske effects of the modern era and industrialization. In his books, confronted Lawrence topics that were related to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct.

Lawrence's novel "Sons and Lovers" was named one of world history's 100 most important works in 2002 when it was given a place in the Universal Library.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 85 quotes who is written / told by David, under the main topics: Money, Peace.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sons_and_Lovers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Herbert_Lawrence

Famous quotes by David Herbert Lawrence (85)


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"The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity"
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"One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality"
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"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!"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven't really got"
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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"
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"I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps"
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"It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral"
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"The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind"
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"The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man"
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"The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself"
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"The day of the absolute is over, and we're in for the strange gods once more"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere"
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"When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere"
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"We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority"
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"Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth"
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"Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life"
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"This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten"
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"They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates"
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"There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street"
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"There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him"
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"The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute"
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"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"
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"The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?"
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"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"
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"The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread"
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"The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death"
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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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"The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write"
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"The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action"
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"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure"
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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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"Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man"
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"Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it"
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"Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically"
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"Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little"
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"Only in a novel are all things given full play"
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"One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them"
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"One never can know the whys and the wherefores of one's passional changes"
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"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"
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"Men! The only animal in the world to fear"
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"Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was"
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"Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again"
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"Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them"
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"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"
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"Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent"
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"Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep"
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"Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved"
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"Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken"
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"I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze"
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"I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams"
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"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"
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"I am in love - and, my God, it is 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 have not done so already, you are wasting your life"
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"How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression"
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"Having achieved and accomplished love... man... has become himself, his tale is told"
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"God is only a great imaginative experience"
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"God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything"
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"God doesn't know things. He is things"
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"For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive"
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"Europe's the mayonnaise, but America supplies the good old lobster"
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"Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar"
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"Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering"
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"Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks"
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"Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes"
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"Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion"
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"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"
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"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"
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"California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort"
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"But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions"
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"Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot"
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"Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts"
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"All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true"
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"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"
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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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"Money is our madness, our vast collective madness"
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"People always make war when they say they love peace"


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