Quotations by Lawrence, D.H.


What is wrong then? The system. But when you’ve said that you’ve said nothing. The system, after all, is only the outcome of the human psyche, the human desires. We shout and blame the machine. But who on earth makes the machine, if we don’t? And any alterations in the system are only modifications in the machine. The system is in us, it is not something external to us. The machine is in us, or it would never come out of us. Well then, there’s nothing to blame but ourselves, and there’s nothing to change except inside ourselves.

David Herbert "D. H." Lawrence (1885-1930) English novelist
“Education of the People,” Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine (1925)
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Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.

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As we all know, too much of any divine thing is destruction.

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They continued to mount the winding staircase. A high wind, blowing through the loopholes, went rushing up the shaft, and filled the girl’s skirts like a balloon, so that she was ashamed, until he took the hem of her dress and held it down for her. He did it perfectly simply, as he would have picked up her glove. She remembered this always.

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Sons and Lovers, Part 2, ch. 7 “Lad-and-Girl Love” (1913)
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We are only the actors, we are never wholly the authors of our own deeds or works. It is the author, the unknown inside us or outside us. The best we can do is try to hold ourselves in unison with deeps which are inside us.

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Studies in Classic American Literature, ch. 2 (1923)
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Sin is a queer thing. It isn’t the breaking of divine commandments. It is the breaking of one’s own integrity.

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David Herbert "D. H." Lawrence (1885-1930) English novelist
Studies in Classic American Literature, ch. 8 (1923)
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