Quotes by: D. H. Lawrence
For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.
It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art - or almost the only stuff.
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.
The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.
Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes.