D. H. Lawrence

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

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Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.D. H. Lawrence

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Men! The only animal in the world to fear.D. H. Lawrence

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I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.D. H. Lawrence

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Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.D. H. Lawrence

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This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.D. H. Lawrence

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Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to.D. H. Lawrence

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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

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There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.D. H. Lawrence

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For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.D. H. Lawrence

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The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.D. H. Lawrence

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

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Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.D. H. Lawrence

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The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.D. H. Lawrence

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I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.D. H. Lawrence

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When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere.D. H. Lawrence

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It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.D. H. Lawrence

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The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.D. H. Lawrence

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The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action.D. H. Lawrence

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The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?D. H. Lawrence

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It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.D. H. Lawrence

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In every living thing there is the desire for love.D. H. Lawrence

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Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little.D. H. Lawrence

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I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.D. H. Lawrence

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The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.D. H. Lawrence

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They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.D. H. Lawrence

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A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.D. H. Lawrence

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

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Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.D. H. Lawrence

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Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.D. H. Lawrence

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