D. H. LAWRENCE QUOTES

English author (1885-1930)

D. H. Lawrence quote

A small bird will drop frozen dead
From a bough
Without ever having felt sorry for itself.

D. H. LAWRENCE, "Self-Pity"

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Money poisons you when you've got it, and starves you when you haven't.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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But that is how men are! Ungrateful and never satisfied. When you don't have them they hate you because you won't; and when you do have them they hate you again, for some other reason. Or for no reason at all, except that they are discontented children, and can't be satisfied whatever they get, let a woman do what she may.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Money is the seal and stamp of success.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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How can any man be free without a soul of his own, that he believes in and won't sell at any price?

D. H. LAWRENCE, Studies in Classic American Literature

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If you don't like it, alter it, and if you can't alter it, put up with it.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Sons and Lovers

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We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Conscience was chiefly fear of society, or fear of oneself.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Recklessness is almost a man's revenge on his woman. He feels he is not valued, so he will risk destroying himself to deprive her altogether.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Sons and Lovers

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The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Studies in Classic American Literature

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We can understand that the Fathers of the Church in the East wanted Apocalypse left out of the New Testament. But like Judas among the disciples, it was inevitable that it should be included. The Apocalypse is the feet of clay to the grand Christian image. And down crashes the image, on the weakness of these very feet. There is Jesus--but there is also John the Divine. There is Christian love--and there is Christian envy. The former would "save" the world--the latter will never be satisfied till it has destroyed the world. They are two sides of the same medal.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Apocalypse and the Writings on Revelation

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Love is the hastening gravitation of spirit towards spirit, and body towards body, in the joy of creation.

D. H. LAWRENCE, "Love"

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Those that go searching for love
only make manifest their own lovelessness,
and the loveless never find love,
only the loving find love,
and they never have to seek for it.

D. H. LAWRENCE, "Search for Love"

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All this Americanising and mechanising has been for the purpose of overthrowing the past. And now look at America, tangled in her own barbed wire, and mastered by her own machines.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Studies in Classic American Literature

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Life is never a thing of continuous bliss. There is no paradise. Fight and laugh and feel bitter and feel bliss: and fight again. Fight, fight. That is life.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Studies in Classic American Literature

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I want to go south, where there is no autumn, where the cold doesn't crouch over one like a snow leopard waiting to pounce.

D. H. LAWRENCE, letter to John Middleton Murry, Oct. 3, 1924

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The bitch-goddess, Success, was trailed by thousands of gasping dogs with lolling tongues.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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What's that as flies without wings, your ladyship? Time! Time!

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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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.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Studies in Classic American Literature

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There is no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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