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90+ Best D. H. Lawrence Quotes From 'The Lady Chatterley's Lover' Author

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D. H. Lawrence, or David Herbert Lawrence, was a well-known English poet and author.

The great author is known for writing about the dehumanizing effects of industrialization and modernity. His most famous works include 'Sons And Lovers', 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover', 'The Rainbow' and other selected poems. D. H. Lawrence attended The University of Nottingham. In the year 1930, as his health kept deteriorating, he continued writing. He passed in Vence, France.

This article has some of the best D. H. Lawrence quotes by the famous author. Read ahead to find the best D. H. Lawrence quotes.  For more such quotes by great authors known for selected poems, also check William Faulkner quotes and classic literature quotes.

Best DH Lawrence Quotes

Some best D. H. Lawrence quotes are listed below.

1. “Every man who is acutely alive is acutely wrestling his own soul.”

-D. H. Lawrence., ‘Women In Love’.

2. “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.

3. “Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

4. “It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

5. “The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

6. “The day of the absolute is over, and we're in for the strange gods once more.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

7. “Man has little needs and deeper needs. We have fallen into the mistake of living from our little needs till we have almost lost our deeper needs in a sort of madness.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

8. “The dead don't die. They look on and help.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

9. “I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.”

-D H Lawrence.

10. “Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

11. “Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

12. “God is only a great imaginative experience.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

Famous D. H. Lawrence Quotes

A list of the most famous D. H. Lawrence quotes are listed below.

Famous book quotes from D. H. Lawrence are very inspiring.

13. “And he could go on in life, existing from day to day, without connection and without hope. For he did not know what to do with himself.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

14. “But he was quite consciously afraid of society, which he knew by instinct to be a malevolent, partly insane beast.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

15. “Recklessness is almost a man's revenge on his woman. He feels he is not valued, so he will risk destroying himself to deprive her altogether.”

-D. H. Lawrence

16. “Vitally, the human race is dying. It is like a great uprooted tree, with its roots in the air. We must plant ourselves again in the universe.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

17. “The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

18. “Never was an age more sentimental, more devoid of real feeling, more exaggerated in false feeling, than our own.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

19. “They lived freely among the students, they argued with the men over philosophical, sociological and artistic matters, they were just as good as the men themselves: only better, since they were women.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

20. “It's not art for art's sake, it's art for my sake.”

-D. H. Lawrence

21. “Sometimes life takes hold of one, carries the body along, accomplishes one's history, and yet is not real, but leaves oneself as it were slurred over.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

22. “Be a good animal, true to your instincts.”

-D. H. Lawrence., ‘The White Peacock’

23. “The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.”

-D. H. Lawrence., ‘Studies in Classic American Literature’

24. “We don't exist unless we are deeply and sensually in touch with that which can be touched but not known.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

25. “Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

Popular D. H. Lawrence Quotes

Some popular D. H. Lawrence quotes are listed below.

26. “Conscience was chiefly fear of society, or fear of oneself.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

27. “God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

28. “I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

29. “We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

30. “Money poisons you when you've got it, and starves you when you haven't.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

31. “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.

32. “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.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

33. “We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

34. “What the eye doesn't see and the mind doesn't know, doesn't exist.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

35. “She herself had never been able to be altogether herself: it had been denied her.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

36. “The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

37. “I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

38. “I love trying things and discovering how I hate them.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

D. H. Lawrence Quotes About Love

Given below are the best D. H. Lawrence quotes about love. Share these and many more D. H. Lawrence quotes with your loved ones.

D. H. Lawrence love quotes have been highlighted in some famous D. H. Lawrence poems.

39. “He doesn't have feelings, he only has streams of words about feelings.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

40. “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.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

41. “In every living thing, there is the desire for love.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

42. “For to desire is better than to possess, the finality of the end was dreaded as deeply as it was desired.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

43. “To love, you have to learn to understand the other, more than she understands herself, and to submit to her understanding of you.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

44. "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."

-D. H. Lawrence.

45. “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.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

46. “I am in love - and, my God, it is 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 have not done so already, you are wasting your life.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

47. “Love is never a fulfillment. Life is never a thing of continuous bliss. There is no paradise. Fight and laugh and feel bitter and feel bliss: and fight again. Fight, fight. That is life.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

48. “I shall always be a priest of love.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

Great D. H. Lawrence Quotes

Some great D. H. Lawrence quotes are listed below. These D. H. Lawrence quotes are said by the author in various books and occasions.

49. “She rose slowly. She didn't want to go. She also rather resented staying.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

50. “There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

51. “Where sanity is there, God is.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

52. “Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

53. “Men can such the heady juice of exalted self-importance from the bitter weed of failure--failures are usually the most conceited of men.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

54. “Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

55. “The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

56. "Comes over one an absolute necessity to move. And what is more, to move in some particular direction. A double necessity then: to get on the move, and to know whither."

-D. H. Lawrence.

57. “One sheds one’s sicknesses in books—repeats and presents again one’s emotions, to be master of them.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

58. “Sanity means the wholeness of the consciousness. And our society is only part conscious, like an idiot.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

59. “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.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

60. “The only principle I can see in this life, is that one must forfeit the less for the greater.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

61. “One realm we have never conquered: the pure present.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

62. “How ravished one could be without ever being touched. Ravished by dead words become obscene and dead ideas become obsessions.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

63. “Humanity is less, far less than the individual, because the individual may sometimes be capable of truth, and humanity is a tree of lies.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

64. “God doesn't know things. He is things.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

65. “When I read Shakespeare, I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

66. “Sleep seems to hammer out for me the logical conclusions of my vague days, and offer them to me as dreams.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

67. “I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.”

- D. H. Lawrence.

Terrific D. H. Lawrence Quotes

A list of the most terrific D. H. Lawrence quotes are listed below.

68. “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

69. “Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

70. “The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

71. “If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of harlot in her, she's a dry stick as a rule.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

72. “Freedom is a very great reality, but it means above all things, freedom from lies.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

73. "The source of all life and knowledge is in man and woman, and the source of all living is in the interchange and the meeting and mingling of these two: man-life and woman-life, man-knowledge and woman-knowledge, man-being and woman-being."

-D. H. Lawrence.

74. “It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

75. "One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality."

-D. H. Lawrence.

76. “All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

77. “Now go away then, and leave me alone. I don't want any more of your meretricious persiflage.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

78. “Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

79. “Myth is a powerful medium because it talks to the emotions and not the head. It moves us into an area of mystery.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

80. “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.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

81. “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.

82. “I only want one thing of men, and that is, that they should leave me alone.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

83. “The living moment is everything.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

84. “Don't you find it a beautiful clean thought, a world empty of people, just uninterrupted grass, and a hare sitting up?”

-D. H. Lawrence., ‘Women in Love’

Tragic D. H. Lawrence Quotes

Some tragic quotes by D. H. Lawrence are listed below.

85. “For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

86. “The world is a raving idiot, and no man can kill it: though I’ll do my best. But you’re right. We must rescue ourselves as best we can.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

87. “When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

88. “He had reached the point where all he wanted on earth was to be alone.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

89. “She was old; millions of years old, she felt. And at last, she could bear the burden of herself no more.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

90. “There's so much of you here with me, really, that it's a pity you aren't all here.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

91. “Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.”

-D. H. Lawrence.

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