Christopher Isherwood Quotes

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination. Christopher Isherwood

One should never write down or up to people, but out of yourself. Christopher Isherwood

I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Christopher Isherwood

California is a tragic country – like Palestine, like every Promised Land. Christopher Isherwood

It seems to me that the real clue to your sex-orientation lies in your romantic feelings rather than in your sexual feelings. If you are really gay, you are able to fall in love with a man, not just enjoy having sex with him. Christopher Isherwood

We live in stirring times – tea-stirring times. Christopher Isherwood

Oh source of my inspiration, teach me to extend toward all living that fascinated, unsentimental, loving and all-pardoning interest which I feel for the characters I create. May I become identified with all humanity, as I identify myself with these imaginary persons. May my life become my art and my art my life. Christopher Isherwood (a writer’s prayer, from Diaries, 1940)