WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE QUOTES

novelist & playwright (1863-1930)

William John Locke quote

Life is too transcendentally humorous for a man not to take it seriously. Compared with it, Death is but a shallow jest.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Simon the Jester

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As I enter on the path of happiness, I scatter the dregs and shreds and clippings of the past behind me. I divest myself of all the crapulous years.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Beloved Vagabond

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Don't be a genius, my son, it isn't good for anybody.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Beloved Vagabond

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Art is long, and the talk about it is even longer.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, attributed, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

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I can tell you at any rate how to get what you want. You've just got to keep a thing in view and go for it and never let your eye wander to right or left or up or down. And looking back is fatal--the truest thing in Scripture is about Lot's wife.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Septimus

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To read of human depravity in the police reports is one thing, to see it fall like a black shadow across one's life is another.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Septimus

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No matter through what realms of the fantastic you may travel, you arrive inevitably at the commonplace.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne

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I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Simon the Jester

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My love is hopeless! I know it. But it will feed me to my dying day.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

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Any human love a man gets he can make fill his life. It's like the grain of mustard-seed.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Where Love Is

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Women are cats ... and love to scratch even those they're fond of. Sometimes the more they love them the harder they scratch.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Septimus

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It is not cheerful for a girl to discover within twenty-four hours of her wedding that her husband is a hopeless drunkard, and to see him die of delirium tremens within six weeks. An experience so vivid, like lightning must blast something in a woman's conception of life. Because one man's kisses reeked of whisky the kisses of all male humanity were anathema.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Septimus

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Our happiness is made up of the things we miss.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Where Love Is

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I hold in my hands the very soul of a man. What more dare a woman ask of the high gods?

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne

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The only cure for loss of illusions is fresh illusions, more illusions, and always illusions.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Glory of Clementina

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What is a logical mind?... It is the antiseptic which destroys the bacilli of unreason whereby true happiness is vivified.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne

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If you love a Dream Woman ... let her stay the divine Woman of the Dream. To awaken and clasp flesh and blood, no matter how delicately tender, and find that love has sped at the dawn is a misery too deep for tears.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Beloved Vagabond

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Sex is the ... tremulous and bewildering and nerve-racking and delicious and myriad-adjectived soul-condition ... generally known as love. Ninety-nine point nine repeater percent of the world's literature has been devoted to its analysis. It's therefore of some importance.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Mountebank

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Children are the root of all evil.... Happy the man who has his quiver empty.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, The Christmas Mystery

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I think love is serious. It's like an invention: sometimes it lies deep down inside you, great and quiet--and at other times it racks you and keeps you from sleeping.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Septimus

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