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John Fowles quotes: I hate beyond hate. I hate beyond hate.
John Fowles quotes: ...and his eyes had that splendid innocence, that opaque blue candour of the satanically fallen. ~ The French Lieutenant's Woman ...and his eyes had that splendid innocence, that opaque blue candour of the satanically fallen. ~ The French Lieutenant's Woman
John Fowles quotes: It is me. I am his madness. For years he's been looking for something to put his madness into. And he found me. It is me. I am his madness. For years he's been looking for something to put his madness into. And he found me.
John Fowles quotes: They looked down on her; and she looked up through them. They looked down on her; and she looked up through them.
John Fowles quotes: If you feel something deeply, you're not ashamed to show your feeling. If you feel something deeply, you're not ashamed to show your feeling.
John Fowles quotes: Sex is just an activity, like anything else. It's not dirty, it's just two people playing with each other's bodies. Like dancing. Like a game. Sex is just an activity, like anything else. It's not dirty, it's just two people playing with each other's bodies. Like dancing. Like a game.
John Fowles quotes: He said, men are vile. I said, the vilest thing about them is that they can say that with a smile on their faces. He said, men are vile. I said, the vilest thing about them is that they can say that with a smile on their faces.
John Fowles quotes: Laziness, I am afraid, was Charles's distinguishing trait. Laziness, I am afraid, was Charles's distinguishing trait.
John Fowles quotes: Art is a statement of one in the face of all; not a statement by one for the use of all. Art is a statement of one in the face of all; not a statement by one for the use of all.
John Fowles quotes: The Choice Spare him till he dies. Torment him till he lives. The Choice Spare him till he dies. Torment him till he lives.
John Fowles quotes: If Rome, a city of the vulgar living, had been depressing after Greece, London, a city of the drab dead, was fifty times worse. If Rome, a city of the vulgar living, had been depressing after Greece, London, a city of the drab dead, was fifty times worse.
John Fowles quotes: Forgetting's not something you do, it happens to you. Only it didn't happen to me. Forgetting's not something you do, it happens to you. Only it didn't happen to me.
John Fowles quotes: Duty is but a pot. It holds whatever is put in it, from the greatest evil to the greatest good. Duty is but a pot. It holds whatever is put in it, from the greatest evil to the greatest good.
John Fowles quotes: Just a golden body throwing stones aimlessly into the sea. Just a golden body throwing stones aimlessly into the sea.
John Fowles quotes: As if I'd lit a fire in the darkness to try and warm us. And all I'd done was to see his real face by it. As if I'd lit a fire in the darkness to try and warm us. And all I'd done was to see his real face by it.
John Fowles quotes: Write, if you must, because you feel like writing, never because you feel you ought to write. Write, if you must, because you feel like writing, never because you feel you ought to write.
John Fowles quotes: I'm so far from everything. From normality. From light. From everything I want to be. I'm so far from everything. From normality. From light. From everything I want to be.
John Fowles quotes: And the sky all wild, all free, all wind and air and space and stars. And the sky all wild, all free, all wind and air and space and stars.
John Fowles quotes: We all want things we can't have. Being a decent human being is accepting that. We all want things we can't have. Being a decent human being is accepting that.
John Fowles quotes: All novelists should live in two different worlds: a real one and an unreal one. All novelists should live in two different worlds: a real one and an unreal one.
John Fowles quotes: Alive. Alive in the way that death is alive. Alive. Alive in the way that death is alive.
John Fowles quotes: No doubt our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be. No doubt our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be.
John Fowles quotes: Lizards flashed up the pine-trunks like living emerald necklaces. Lizards flashed up the pine-trunks like living emerald necklaces.
John Fowles quotes: Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want. Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.
John Fowles quotes: We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words. We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
John Fowles quotes: Adulthood is not an age, but a stage of knowledge of self. Adulthood is not an age, but a stage of knowledge of self.
John Fowles quotes: For him the tragedy of Homo sapiens is that the least fit to survive breed the most. For him the tragedy of Homo sapiens is that the least fit to survive breed the most.
John Fowles quotes: She was a mirror that did not lie; whose interest in me was real; whose love was real. She was a mirror that did not lie; whose interest in me was real; whose love was real.
John Fowles quotes: That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects. That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects.
John Fowles quotes: The height the dupe has fallen is measured by his anger. The height the dupe has fallen is measured by his anger.
John Fowles quotes: He had the charm of all people who believe implicitly in themselves, that of integration. He had the charm of all people who believe implicitly in themselves, that of integration.
John Fowles quotes: Edith Sitwell's interest in art was largely confined to portraits of herself. Edith Sitwell's interest in art was largely confined to portraits of herself.
John Fowles quotes: Liking other people is an illusion we have to cherish in ourselves if we are to live in society. Liking other people is an illusion we have to cherish in ourselves if we are to live in society.
John Fowles quotes: That is how war corrupts us. It plays on our pride in our own free will. That is how war corrupts us. It plays on our pride in our own free will.
John Fowles quotes: We talked for hours. He talked and I listened. It was like wind and sunlight. It blew all the cobwebs away. We talked for hours. He talked and I listened.
It was like wind and sunlight. It blew all the cobwebs away.
John Fowles quotes: The privileges of knowledge have to be bought at the cost of the consolations of ignorance. The privileges of knowledge have to be bought at the cost of the consolations of ignorance.
John Fowles quotes: Always we try to put the wild in a cage. Always we try to put the wild in a cage.
John Fowles quotes: There are two kinds of hangover: in one you feel ill and incapable, in the other you feel ill and lucid. There are two kinds of hangover: in one you feel ill and incapable, in the other you feel ill and lucid.
John Fowles quotes: ...only extroverts cry twice.. ...only extroverts cry twice..
John Fowles quotes: If you want to be true to life, start lying about it If you want to be true to life, start lying about it
John Fowles quotes: She liked doing things, and only then finding a reason for doing them. She liked doing things, and only then finding a reason for doing them.
John Fowles quotes: And I envy you. You have the one thing that matters. You have all your discoveries before you. And I envy you. You have the one thing that matters. You have all your discoveries before you.
John Fowles quotes: Everything free and decent in life is being locked away in filthy little cellars by beastly people who don't care. Everything free and decent in life is being locked away in filthy little cellars by beastly people who don't care.
John Fowles quotes: I am talking about the general psychological health of the species, man. He needs the existence of mysteries. Not their solution. I am talking about the general psychological health
of the species, man. He needs the existence of
mysteries. Not their solution.
John Fowles quotes: They knew they were like two grains of yeast in a sea of lethargic dough - two grains of salt in a vast tureen of insipid broth. They knew they were like two grains of yeast in a sea of lethargic dough - two grains of salt in a vast tureen of insipid broth.
John Fowles quotes: The last I saw of him was of a dark blue back marching towards Shaftesbury Avenue; eternally the victor in a war where the losers win. The last I saw of him was of a dark blue back marching towards Shaftesbury Avenue; eternally the victor in a war where the losers win.
John Fowles quotes: All would be well when she was truly his; in his bed and in his bank ... and of course in his heart, too. All would be well when she was truly his; in his bed and in his bank ... and of course in his heart, too.
John Fowles quotes: Labor is a man crowning glory.""Not this man's.""I quote Marx"I raised my hands. The pickaxe handle had been rough."I quote blisters. Labor is a man crowning glory."
"Not this man's."
"I quote Marx"
I raised my hands. The pickaxe handle had been rough.
"I quote blisters.
John Fowles quotes: One writes things and the implications shriek- it's like suddenly realizing one's deaf. One writes things and the implications shriek- it's like suddenly realizing one's deaf.
John Fowles quotes: I'm not really sorry. But I'm not absolutely unsorry. I'm not really sorry. But I'm not absolutely unsorry.
John Fowles quotes: But he was absolutely alone. No one ever wrote to him. Visited him. Totally alone. And I believe the happiest man I have ever met. But he was absolutely alone. No one ever wrote to him. Visited him. Totally alone. And I believe the happiest man I have ever met.
John Fowles quotes: Which are you drinking? The water or the wave? Which are you drinking? The water or the wave?
John Fowles quotes: Humour is a manifestation of freedom. It is because there is freedom that there is smile. Humour is a manifestation of freedom. It is because there is freedom that there is smile.
John Fowles quotes: Ever read this?""Let's cut corners. To hell with literature. You're clever and I'm beautiful. Now let's talk about who we really are. Ever read this?"
"Let's cut corners. To hell with literature. You're clever and I'm beautiful. Now let's talk about who we really are.
John Fowles quotes: He's a collector. That's the great dead thing in him. He's a collector. That's the great dead thing in him.
John Fowles quotes: The practise of an art is essential to the whole man, not because of what art is but because of what art does to the artist. The practise of an art is essential to the whole man, not because of what art is but because of what art does to the artist.
John Fowles quotes: The silence was terrible then, as tense as a bridge about to break, a tower to fall; unedurable in its emotion, its truth bursting to be spoken. The silence was terrible then, as tense as a bridge about to break, a tower to fall; unedurable in its emotion, its truth bursting to be spoken.
John Fowles quotes: The ordinary man is the curse of civilization. The ordinary man is the curse of civilization.