Quotations by David Herbert Lawrence

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Born: Friday, September 11, 1885
Died: Sunday, March 2, 1930 (44 years old)
Profession: Writer
Nationality: English


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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Religion, Man)

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Death, Creation, Existence, Horror, Mankind)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Nothing)

All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Truth, Memory)

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Nothing, Passion)

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life, Repetition)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Effort, World)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Consciousness, End)

Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Death, Passion)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Design, Art, Blood, Eyes)

Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: People)

Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Angels)

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Change, Ethics, Justice, Principles)

Europe's the mayonnaise, but America supplies the good old lobster.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: America, Europe, Old)

For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Man)

God doesn't know things. He is things.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: God)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: God, Hate, Old, Vanity)

God is only a great imaginative experience.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Experience, God)

Having achieved and accomplished love... man... has become himself, his tale is told.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Love, Man)

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Expression, Right)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life, Love, God, Man, Woman)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life, First, Man, Self, Unconscious)

I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Dreams, Thoughts, Result)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Art, Man)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Mountains)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Care, Cure, Thinking, Will, Youth)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Business, Actor, Hate, Merriment)

I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Will)

I shall always be a priest of love.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Love)

I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Dogs, Respectability)

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life, Want)

I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Happiness, Wife, Intimacy, Man, Mankind, Philosophy, State, Woman)

If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of harlot in her, she's a dry stick as a rule.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Woman)

In every living thing there is the desire for love.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Love, Desire, Living)

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Heart, Ideals, Tradition, Will)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Soul, Body, Nothing)

It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Time, Being, Taste)

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life, Knowledge)

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life)

Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Deep, Literature)

Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Peace, War, Propaganda)

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.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Love, Life, Law)

Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Men, Thinking)

Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Men, Women)

Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Men, Freedom, Unconscious)

Men! The only animal in the world to fear.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Fear, World)

Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Money, Madness)



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