D H Lawrence Love Quotes and Sayings
2. If I take my whole, passionate, spiritual and physical love to the woman who in return loves me, that is how I serve God. And my hymn and my game of joy is my work.
3. 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.
4. I am in love – and, my God, it’s the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love, if you haven’t done so already. You are wasting your life.
5. Having achieved and accomplished love… man… has become himself, his tale is told.
6. In every living thing there is the desire for love.
7. Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
8. Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.
9. …no form of love is wrong, so long as it is love, and you yourself honour what you are doing. Love has an extraordinary variety of forms! And that is all there is in life, it seems to me. But I grant you, if you deny the variety of love you deny love altogether. If you try to specialize love into one set of accepted feelings, you wound the very soul of love. Love must be multi-form, else it is just tyranny, just death.
10. A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries. But a woman who loves a man would sleep on a board.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.
Sayings by D.H. Lawrence (David Herbert Richards Lawrence)
1. All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.
2. I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth’s follies–thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us.
3. All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
4. Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.
5. I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
6. The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
7. I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.
8. The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond one’s wildest imagination. Never, never, never could one conceive what love is, beforehand, never. Life can be great — quite god-like. It can be so. God be thanked I have proved it.
9. But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
10. The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
11. Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.
12. The living self has one purpose only: to come into its own fullness of being, as a tree comes into full blossom, or a bird into spring beauty, or a tiger into lustre.
13. 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.
14. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
15. It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
16. Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
17. Money poisons you when you’ve got it, and starves you when you haven’t.
18. The only rule is, do what you really, impulsively, wish to do. But always act on your own responsibility, sincerely. And have the courage of your own strong emotion.