David Herbert Lawrence Quotes

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.

He (George Bernard Shaw) has a curious blank in his make-up. To him all sex is infidelity and only infidelity is sex.

The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.

Pfui! The very words human, humanity, humanism make one sick. For the sake of humanity as such, I wouldn’t lift a finger, much less write a story.

Every man has a mob self and an individual self, in varying proportions.

This is the most democratic place I have “ever” been in. And the more I see of democracy the more I dislike it… Everything is happy-go-lucky, and one couldn’t “fret” about anything if one tried. One just doesn’t care. And they are all like that… In a way it’s a relief – a relief from […]

The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.

Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that.

What a commonplace genius he (Thomas Hardy) has; or a genius for the commonplace, I don’t know which.

Now the great and fatal fruit of our civilization, which is civilization based on knowledge, and hostile to experience, is boredom. All our wonderful education and learning is producing a grand sum-total of boredom. Modern people are inwardly thoroughly bored. Do as they may, they are bored. They are bored because they experience nothing. And […]