Quotes by: D. H. Lawrence
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
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.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
Oh the innocent girl in her maiden teens knows perfectly well what everything means.
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.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul.
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.
The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
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.
The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
The day of the absolute is over, and we're in for the strange gods once more.
One can no longer live with people: it is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease.
Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.