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Quote Left Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life. Quote Right
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 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 All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true. 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 Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts. Quote Right
Quote Left Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. Quote Right
Quote Left It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral. 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 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 The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack. 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 Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. 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 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 Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little. 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 Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep. Quote Right
Quote Left The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment. Quote Right
Quote Left The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself. 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 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 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 Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was. 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 We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority. 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 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 The peasants of Sicily, who have kept their own wheat and made their own bread, ah, it is amazing how fresh and sweet and clean their loafs seem,so perfumes, as home-made bread used to be before the war. Quote Right