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The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
D. H. Lawrence (Nottingham and the Mining Countryside, 1929)
Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me!
D. H. Lawrence (Song of a Man Who Has Come Through, 1917)
For man, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
D. H. Lawrence (Apocalypse, 1930)
I want to go south, where there is no autumn, where the cold doesn't crouch over one like a snow leopard waiting to pounce.
D. H. Lawrence (Letter to John Middleton Murry, 1924)
Patience! Patience! The world is a vast and ghastly intricacy of mechanism, and one has to be very wary, not to get mangled by it.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
What's that as flies without wings, your ladyship? Time! Time!
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it, and the journey is always towards the other soul.
D. H. Lawrence (Letter to Thomas Dunlop, 1914)
I am part of the sun as my eye is of me. that I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea.
D. H. Lawrence (Apocalypse, 1930)
The bitch-goddess, Success, was trailed by thousands of gasping dogs with lolling tongues.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
God is only a great imaginative experience.
D. H. Lawrence
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
D. H. Lawrence (Studies in Classic American Literature, 1923)
Money is the seal and stamp of success.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
D. H. Lawrence (Women in Love, 1920)
Every man has a mob self and an individual self, in varying proportions.
D. H. Lawrence (Pornography and Obscenity, 1929)
Money poisons you when you've got it, and starves you when you haven't.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
Instead of chopping yourself down to fit the world, chop the world down to fit yourself.
D. H. Lawrence (Women in Love, 1920)
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
D. H. Lawrence (The Rainbow, 1915)
My God, these folks don't know how to love - that's why they love so easily.
D. H. Lawrence (Letter to Blanche Jennings, 1909)
Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
D. H. Lawrence
Love is never a fulfillment. Life is never a thing of continuous bliss. There is no paradise. Fight and laugh and feel bitter and feel bliss: and fight again. Fight, fight.
D. H. Lawrence That is life. (Studies in Classic American Literature, 1923)
From the unknown, profound desires enter in upon us, and ... the fulfilling of those desires is the fulfilling of creation.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
Only youth has a taste of immortality.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
Men! The only animal in the world to fear!
D. H. Lawrence (Mountain Lion, 1923)
Sex is really only touch, the closest of all touch. And it's touch we're afraid of.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
There is no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1928)
A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries. But a woman who loves a man would sleep on a board.
D. H. Lawrence (John Middleton Murry, 1913)
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
D. H. Lawrence (Quoted in The Vicar's Garden, 2009)
And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
D. H. Lawrence
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D. H. Lawrence Biography

Born: September 11, 1885
Died: March 2, 1930

D. H. Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, painter and essayist. He is most commonly known for his novels, most notably Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover. He is also known for his poems.

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