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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left They were evidently small men, all wind and quibbles, flinging out their chuffy grain to us with far less interest than a farm-wife feels as she scatters corn to her fowls. Quote Right
Quote Left All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true. Quote Right
Quote Left It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral. Quote Right
Quote Left So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness. Quote Right
Quote Left Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas! Quote Right
Quote Left The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack. Quote Right
Quote Left The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action. Quote Right
Quote Left There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street. Quote Right
Quote Left Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. Quote Right
Quote Left A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self. Quote Right
Quote Left We make a mistake forsaking England and moving out into the periphery of life. After all, Taormina, Ceylon, Africa, America -- as far as we go, they are only the negation of what we ourselves stand for and are: and we're rather like Jonahs running away from the place we belong. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little. Quote Right
Quote Left Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep. Quote Right
Quote Left The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself. Quote Right
Quote Left Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it. Quote Right
Quote Left The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left It is all a question of sensitiveness. Brute force and overbearing may make a terrific effect. But in the end, that which lives by delicate sensitiveness. If it were a question of brute force, not a single human baby would survive for a fortnight. It is the grass of the field, most frail of all things, that supports all life all the time. But for the green grass, no empire would rise, no man would eat bread: for grain is grass; and Hercules or Napoleon or Henry Ford would alike be denied existence. Quote Right
Quote Left Literary criticism can be no more than a reasoned account of the feeling produced upon the critic by the book he is criticizing. Criticism can never be a science: it is, in the first place, much too personal, and in the second, it is concerned with values that science ignores. The touchstone is emotion, not reason. We judge a work of art by its effect on our sincere and vital emotion, and nothing else. All the critical twiddle-twaddle about style and form, all this pseudoscientific classifying and analyzing of books in an imitation-botanical fashion, is mere impertinence and mostly dull jargon. Quote Right
Quote Left We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority. Quote Right
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