Quotations From D.H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE

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  • 131.
    There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Jan. 17, 1913. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 1, ed. James T. Boulton (1979).
  • 132.
    I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, June 2, 1915, to Bertrand Russell. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).
  • 133.
    One can no longer live with people: it is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Aug. 3, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).

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  • 134.
    Democracy and equality try to deny ... the mystic recognition of difference and innate priority, the joy of obedience and the sacred responsibility of authority.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1923). Kangaroo, ch. 6, Viking Compass (1951).

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  • 135.
    "Shall I tell you what you have that other men don't?.... It's the courage of your own tenderness."
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Privately printed in Florence (1928). Lady Chatterley's Lover, ch. 14, Bantam Books (1980). Connie is speaking to Mellors.

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  • 136.
    The near touch of death may be a release into life; if only it will break the egoistic will, and release that other flow.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. First published by Centaur Press (Philadelphia) in 1925. "The Crown," Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine, Centaur Press (Philadelphia, 1925).

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  • 137.
    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. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, May 14, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).

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  • 138.
    An illusion which is a real experience is worth having.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. First published by T. Seltzer (1928). "The Ladybird," The Tales of D. H. Lawrence, M. Secker (1934).
  • 139.
    I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. "New Mexico," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 142, Viking Press (1936).

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  • 140.
    [U]nless a woman is held, by man, safe within the bounds of belief, she becomes inevitably a destructive force.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by T. Seltzer (1923). "Nathaniel Hawthorne and 'The Scarlet Letter'," Studies in Classic American Literature, ch. 7, Doubleday (1959).

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