Havelock Ellis Quotes

Imagination is a poor substitute for experience. Havelock Ellis

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. Havelock Ellis

What we call ‘Progress’ is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. Havelock Ellis

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. Havelock Ellis

Man lives by imagination. Havelock Ellis

Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. Havelock Ellis

‘Charm’ – which means the power to effect work without employing brute force – is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman’s strength just as strength is a man’s charm. Havelock Ellis

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. Havelock Ellis