David Herbert Lawrence Sayings and Quotes

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

Beauty is a mystery. You can neither eat it nor make flannel out of it. David Herbert Lawrence
Beauty is a mystery. You can neither eat it nor make flannel out of it. David Herbert Lawrence
You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere. David Herbert Lawrence
The elephant, the huge old beast, is slow to mate. David Herbert Lawrence
So slowly the hot elephant hearts grow full of desire, and the great beasts mate in secret at last, hiding their fire. David Herbert Lawrence
Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to. David Herbert Lawrence
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. David Herbert Lawrence
The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute. David Herbert Lawrence
Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. David Herbert Lawrence
Men can such the heady juice of exalted self-importance from the bitter weed of failure--failures are usually the most conceited of men. David Herbert Lawrence
All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true. David Herbert Lawrence
Work can be fun, and men can enjoy it; then it's not labour. / Let's have it so! Let's make a revolution for fun! David Herbert Lawrence
If you make a revolution, make it for fun, / don't make it in ghastly seriousness, / don't do it in deadly earnest, / do it for fun. David Herbert Lawrence
But her hands are still the woman, the large, strong hands / Heavier than mine, yet like leverets caught in steel / When I hold them; my still soul understands / Their dumb confession of what her sort must feel. David Herbert Lawrence
The elephant, the huge old beast, is slow to mate; / He finds a female, they show no haste they wait. David Herbert Lawrence
When she rises in the morning / I linger to watch her / She spreads the bath-cloth underneath the window / And the sunbeams catch her / Glistening white on the shoulders / While down her sides the mellow David Herbert Lawrence
In the window full of sunlight / Concentrates her golden shadow / Fold on fold, until it glows as / Mellow as the glory roses. David Herbert Lawrence
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street. David Herbert Lawrence
And enormous mother whales lie dreaming suckling their whale-tender young and dreaming with strange whale eyes wide open in the waters of the beginning and the end. David Herbert Lawrence