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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


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


My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle. -D. H. Lawrence


Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. -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


The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can’t wake up. -D. H. Lawrence


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


Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.-D. H. Lawrence


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


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


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


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


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


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


Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was. – D. H. Lawrence


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


There’s always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street. -D. H. Lawrence


But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.- D. H. Lawrence


People always make war when they say they love peace. – D. H. Lawrence


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

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

Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.- D. H. Lawrence


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.- D. H. Lawrence


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


Tragedy is like strong acid – it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth. – D. H. Lawrence


If a woman hasn’t got a tiny streak of harlot in her, she’s a dry stick as a rule. – D. H. Lawrence



I shall always be a priest of love. -D. H. Lawrence



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


My God, these folks don’t know how to love – that’s why they love so easily. -D. H. Lawrence


The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens. -D. H. Lawrence


The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just. -D. H. Lawrence


The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept. -D. H. Lawrence


Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.- D. H. Lawrence


The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else.- D. H. Lawrence


The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man. -D. H. Lawrence


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. -D. H. Lawrence


When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere. D. H. Lawrence How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.- D. H. Lawrence


You don’t want to love – your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere. -D. H. Lawrence


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


The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection. -D. H. Lawrence


Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can’t invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes. -D. H. Lawrence


Oh the innocent girl in her maiden teens knows perfectly well what everything means. D. H. Lawrence Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven’t really got.- D. H. Lawrence


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


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. D. H. Lawrence Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent. -D. H. Lawrence


The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself.- D. H. Lawrence


My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind – intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect. D. H. Lawrence All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.- D. H. Lawrence


The day of the absolute is over, and we’re in for the strange gods once more.- D. H. Lawrence


I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth’s follies – thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us. -D. H. Lawrence

One sheds one’s sicknesses in books – repeats and presents again one’s emotions, to be master of them.- D. H. Lawrence


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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