John Fowles Sayings and Quotes

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

Wolves don't hunt singly, but always in pairs. The lone wolf was a myth. John Fowles
There are two kinds of hangover: in one you feel ill and incapable, in the other you feel ill and lucid. John Fowles
Adulthood is not an age, but a stage of knowledge of self. John Fowles
Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base in both senses greed. John Fowles
It must essentially remain a novel of adolescence written by a retarded adolescent. John Fowles
The newspapers are full of what we would like to happen to us and what we hope will never happen to us. John Fowles
Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical. John Fowles
Being an atheist is a matter not of moral choice, but of human obligation. John Fowles
Follow the accident, fear the fixed plan--that is the rule. John Fowles
To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape. John Fowles
In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters. John Fowles
That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects. John Fowles
Our stereotyping societies force us to feel more alone. They stamp masks on us and isolate out real selves. We all live in two worlds: the old comfortable man-centred world of absolutes and the harsh real world of relatives. The latter, the relativity reality, terrifies us; and isolates and dwarfs us all. John Fowles
I hate the uneducated and the ignorant. I hate the pompous and the phoney. I hate the jealous and the resentful. I hate the crabbed and mean and the petty. I hate all ordinary dull little people who aren't ashamed of being dull and little. John Fowles
There are only two races on this planet, the intelligent and the stupid. John Fowles
Meadows carpeted with buttercups, like slabs of gold in the somber forest. John Fowles
In spite of her superficial independence, her fundamental need was to cling. All her life was an attempt to disprove it; and so proved it. She was like a sea anemone -- had only to be touched once to adhere to what touched her. John Fowles