David Herbert Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence – The war is dreadful. It…


“The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters – not to talk in armies and nations and numbers – but to track it home.”
-David Herbert Lawrence

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David Herbert Lawrence – Creation destroys as it goes…


“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.”
-David Herbert Lawrence

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David Herbert Lawrence – It is a fine thing…


“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

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David Herbert Lawrence – The business of art is…


“The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.”
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David Herbert Lawrence – My great religion is a…


“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.”
-David Herbert Lawrence

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David Herbert Lawrence – It is quite true, as…


“It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.”
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David Herbert Lawrence – Men are freest when they…


“Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.”
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David Herbert Lawrence – There is only one thing…


“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.”
-David Herbert Lawrence

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David Herbert Lawrence – The fairest thing in nature…


“The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.”
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David Herbert Lawrence – Men and women should stay…


“Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.”
-David Herbert Lawrence

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