Quotes by: D. H. Lawrence
Having achieved and accomplished love... man... has become himself, his tale is told.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies - thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us.
There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master.
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.
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.
The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action.
Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to.
I can't do with mountains at close quarters - they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves.
You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere.
The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.
I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.
One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality.
The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.