D H Lawrence Quotes

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. D H Lawrence

Evil, what is evil? There is only one evil, to deny life. D H Lawrence

It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing. D H Lawrence

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. D H Lawrence

I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor. D H Lawrence

To the Puritan all things are impure. D H Lawrence

They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most urgent. D H Lawrence

We have lost the art of living; and in the most important science of all, the science of daily life, the science of behaviour, we are complete ignoramuses. We have psychology instead. D H Lawrence

We must know, if only in order to learn not to know. The supreme lesson of human consciousness is to learn how not to know. That is, how not to interfere. D H Lawrence

Brave people add up to an aristocracy. The democracy of thou-shalt-not is bound to be a collection of weak men. D H Lawrence

Still I haven’t extricated all of me out of Australia. In one part of myself I came to love it – really to love it, Australia. D H Lawrence

When each thing is unique in itself, there can be no comparison made…There is only this strange recognition of present otherness. D H Lawrence

The real tragedy of England, as I see it, is the tragedy of ugliness. The country is so lovely: the man-made England is so vile. D H Lawrence

And what’s romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it’s always daisy-time. D H Lawrence

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. D H Lawrence

The nice clean intimacy which we now so admire between the sexes is sterilizing. It makes neuters. Later on, no deep, magical sex-life is possible. D H Lawrence

Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it. D H Lawrence

What is pornography to one man is the laughter of genius to another. D H Lawrence