Quotations From D.H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
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The far-off clinching and mating of arches, the leap and thrust of the stone, carrying a great roof overhead, awed and silenced her.D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published (and withdrawn) by Methuen (1915). The Rainbow, ch. 7, Penguin Books (1987). Description of Anna Brangwen viewing Lincoln Cathedral.
Marriage is the clue to human life, but there is no marriage apart from the wheeling sun and the nodding earth, from the straying of the planets and the magnificence of the fixed stars.D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Published by Mandrake Press (1930). A Propos of "Lady Chatterley's Lover," Bantam Books (1980).
[Man's] life consists in a relation with all things: stone, earth, trees, flowers, water, insects, fishes, birds, creatures, sun, rainbow, children, women, other men. But his greatest and final relation is with the sun.D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. First published by Centaur Press (Philadelphia, 1925). "Aristocracy," Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine, M. Secker (1934).
Sunday night meant, in the dark, wintry, rainy Midlands ... anywhere where two creatures might stand and squeeze together and spoon.... Spooning was a fine art, whereas kissing and cuddling are calf-processes.D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Previously published in A Modern Lover (1934) Phoenix II (1968). Mr. Noon, ch. 2, Cambridge University Press (1984).
The purest lesson our era has taught is that man, at his highest, is an individual, single, isolate, alone, in direct soul-communication with the unknown God, which prompts within him.D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1923). Kangaroo, ch. 16, Viking Compass (1951).
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