The best Quotes by D. H. Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence was an English writer and poet. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation.

D. H. Lawrence belongs to the following category: Writers

The best Book Quotes

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

Beauty, FlowersD. H. Lawrence
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A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.

WomenD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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There's lots of good fish in the sea... maybe... but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you're not mackerel or herring yourself, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.

Singles & DatingD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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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 in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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Sex and a cocktail: they both lasted about as long, had the same effect, and amounted to the same thing.

Sex, CocktailsD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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I only want one thing of men, and that is, that they should leave me alone.

Feminism, Dump-QuotesD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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It's no good trying to get rid of your own aloneness. You've got to stick to it all your life. Only at times, at times, the gap will be filled in. At times! But you have to wait for the times. Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they've got to come. You can't force them.

Solitude & Being AloneD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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A little morphine in all the air. It would be wonderfully refreshing for everyone.

D. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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What the eye doesn't see and the mind doesn't know, doesn't exist.

Mind & Apprehension, SeeingD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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Never was an age more sentimental, more devoid of real feeling, more exaggerated in false feeling, than our own.

1920sD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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Me? Oh, intellectually I believe in having a good heart, a chirpy p-nis, a lively intelligence, and the courage to say 'shit!' in front of a lady.

D. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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Money is a sort of instinct. It's a sort of property of nature in a man to make money.

MoneyD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.

1920sD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
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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.

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

Life, Remorse, NightD. 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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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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