David Herbert Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation.

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The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting even in death.

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.

One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions to be master of them.

Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven't really got.

Men and women should stay apart till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.

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.

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.

This is the very worst wickedness that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.

Literature is a toil and a snare a curse that bites deep.

Europe's the mayonnaise but America supplies the good old lobster.

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

Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

Ours is essentially a tragic age so we refuse to take it tragically.

Money is our madness our vast collective madness.

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.

Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.

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.

Men always do leave off really thinking when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.

Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.

Men! The only animal in the world to fear.

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