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David Herbert Lawrence
September 11, 1885 - March 2, 1930
Nationality: English
Category: Writer
Subcategory: English Writer

We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.


The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.


Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.


The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.


The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.


Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.


Men! The only animal in the world to fear.


God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.


There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master.


I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.


Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.


One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality.


Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.


One never can know the whys and the wherefores of one's passional changes.


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


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.


Only in a novel are all things given full play.


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


I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.


Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.


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