D. H. Lawrence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old D. H. Lawrence quotes, D. H. Lawrence sayings, and D. H. Lawrence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral. D. H. Lawrence
Pure morality is only an instinctive adjustment which the soul makes. D. H. Lawrence
When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere. D. H. Lawrence
The great pagan world of which Egypt and Greece were the last living terms once had a vast and perhaps perfect science of its own, a science in terms of life. In our era this science crumbled into magic and charlatanry. But even wisdom crumbles. D. H. Lawrence
Europe is, perhaps, the least worn-out of the continents, because it is the most lived in. A place that is lived in lives. D. H. Lawrence
The tiny fish enjoy themselves in the sea. D. H. Lawrence
There is no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. D. H. Lawrence
To the Puritan all things are impure, as somebody says. D. H. Lawrence
Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass. D. H. Lawrence
Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness. D. H. Lawrence
When van Gogh paints sunflowers, he reveals, or achieves, the vivid relation between himself, as man, and the sunflower, as sunflower, at that quick moment of time. His painting does not represent the sunflower itself. We shall never know what the sunflower itself is. And the camera will visualize the sunflower far more perfectly than van Gogh can. D. H. Lawrence
Life is beautiful, so long as it consuming you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It is best to roar away, like a fire with a great draught, white hot to the last bit. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel that life's not worth having. D. H. Lawrence
One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality. D. H. Lawrence
The flood subsides, and the body, like a worn sea-shell emerges strange and lovely. D. H. Lawrence
Tragedy is like strong acid it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth. D. H. Lawrence
Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. D. H. Lawrence
So, after three days of incessant brandy-drinking, he had burned out the youth from his blood, he had achieved this kindled state of oneness with all the world, which is the end of youth's most passionate desire. D. H. Lawrence
I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration / Of green fires lit on the soil of earth, this blaze / Of growing, these smoke-puffs that puff in wild gyration, / Faces of people blowing across my gaze! D. H. Lawrence
And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created. D. H. Lawrence
Far back, far back in our dark soul the horse prances. D. H. Lawrence
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. D. H. Lawrence