David Herbert Lawrence Quotes

If you want to know what it is to have the “correct” social order fizzle to nothing, come to Australia.

Sin is a queer thing. It isn’t the breaking of divine commandments. It is the breaking of one’s own integrity.

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.

But then peace, peace! I am so mistrustful of it: so much afraid that it means a sort of weakness and giving in.

Why doesn’t the past decently bury itself, instead of sitting waiting to be admired by the present?

The modern pantheist not only sees the God in everything, he takes photographs of it.

It ought to be lovely to be old, To be full of the peace that comes with experience And wrinkled ripe fulfilment.

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed waste-paper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.

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

New York looks as ever: stiff, machine-made, and against nature. It is so mechanical there is not the sense of death.