D. H. Lawrence Top 10 Quotes


Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.

D. H. Lawrence


But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.

D. H. Lawrence (Women in Love, 1920)


Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.

D. H. Lawrence (Essay: Do Women Change)


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 (Letter to Ada Lawrence, 1911)


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)


What's that as flies without wings, your ladyship? Time! Time!

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)


The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.

D. H. Lawrence (Nottingham and the Mining Countryside, 1929)


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)


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)

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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.

Notable Works

Sons and Lovers (1913)
The Rainbow (1915)
Women in Love (1920)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)

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