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Lawrence Durrell quotes: Poverty is a great cutter-off and riches a great shutter-off. Poverty is a great cutter-off and riches a great shutter-off.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Our inventions mirror our secret wishes. Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: She looked like a statue of pride hanging its head. She looked like a statue of pride hanging its head.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: The sense of truth no matter how subjective is necessary for the experience of beauty. The sense of truth no matter how subjective is necessary for the experience of beauty.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Most people lie and let life play upon them like the tepid discharges of a douche-bag. Most people lie and let life play upon them like the tepid discharges of a douche-bag.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Words, the acid-bath of words. Words, the acid-bath of words.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: What do you believe? You never say anything. At the most you sometimes laugh. What do you believe? You never say anything. At the most you sometimes laugh.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: If you have tendencies you've got to have scope If you have tendencies you've got to have scope
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Love is like trench warfare - you cannot see the enemy, but you know he is there and that it is wiser to keep your head down. Love is like trench warfare - you cannot see the enemy, but you know he is there and that it is wiser to keep your head down.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Of women, the most we can say, not being Frenchmen, is that they are burrowing animals. Of women, the most we can say, not being Frenchmen, is that they are burrowing animals.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: I long to be musical in body and mind. I want style, consort. Not the little mental squirts as if through the ticker-tape of the mind. I long to be musical in body and mind. I want style, consort. Not the little mental squirts as if through the ticker-tape of the mind.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: A critic is a lug-worm in the liver of literature. A critic is a lug-worm in the liver of literature.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Truth is a matter of direct apprehension-you can't climb a ladder of mental concepts to it. Truth is a matter of direct apprehension-you can't climb a ladder of mental concepts to it.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Truth disappears with the telling of it. Truth disappears with the telling of it.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Whatever the heart desires, it purchases at the cost of soul Whatever the heart desires, it purchases at the cost of soul
Lawrence Durrell quotes: I don't believe one reads to escape reality. A person reads to confirm a reality he knows is there, but which he has not experienced. I don't believe one reads to escape reality. A person reads to confirm a reality he knows is there, but which he has not experienced.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Truth is what most contradicts itself. Truth is what most contradicts itself.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: If one falls in love with a mask when one is masked oneself ... which of you will first have the courage to raise it? If one falls in love with a mask when one is masked oneself ... which of you will first have the courage to raise it?
Lawrence Durrell quotes: It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdry that you can get tenderness. It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdry that you can get tenderness.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: I am quite alone. I am neither happy nor unhappy; I lie suspended like a hair or a feather in the cloudy mixtures of memory. I am quite alone. I am neither happy nor unhappy; I lie suspended like a hair or a feather in the cloudy mixtures of memory.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying. A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: But there are more than five sexes and only demotic Greek seems to distinguish among them. But there are more than five sexes and only demotic Greek seems to distinguish among them.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: All artists today are expected to cultivate a little fashionable unhappiness. All artists today are expected to cultivate a little fashionable unhappiness.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist. Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Let us define 'man' as a poet perpetually conspiring against himself. Let us define 'man' as a poet perpetually conspiring against himself.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: In marriage they legitimized despair; every kiss is the conquest of a repulsion. In marriage they legitimized despair; every kiss is the conquest of a repulsion.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Life is more complicated than we think, yet far simpler than anyone dares to imagine Life is more complicated than we think, yet far simpler than anyone dares to imagine
Lawrence Durrell quotes: One word 'love' has to do service for so many different kinds of the same animal. One word 'love' has to do service for so many different kinds of the same animal.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: What are stars but points in the body of God where we insert the healing needles of our terror and longing? What are stars but points in the body of God where we insert the healing needles of our terror and longing?
Lawrence Durrell quotes: He thought and suffered a good deal but he lacked the resolution to darethe first requisite of a practitioner. He thought and suffered a good deal but he lacked the resolution to dare
the first requisite of a practitioner.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Her efforts to achieve herself had led her always towards, and not away from him. Her efforts to achieve herself had led her always towards, and not away from him.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Science is the poetry of the intellect and poetry the science of the heart's affections. Science is the poetry of the intellect and poetry the science of the heart's affections.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: i imagine therefore I belong and am free. i imagine therefore I belong and am free.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living
Lawrence Durrell quotes: The realisation of one's own death is the point at which one becomes adult. The realisation of one's own death is the point at which one becomes adult.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: she had been raped by one of her relations. One cannot help smiling at the commonplaceness of the thought. she had been raped by one of her relations. One cannot help smiling at the commonplaceness of the thought.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Poetry is what happens when an anxiety meets a technique. Poetry is what happens when an anxiety meets a technique.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know. I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Every man is made of clay and diamond, and no woman can nourish both. Every man is made of clay and diamond, and no woman can nourish both.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time. The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: The memory of man is as old as misfortune The memory of man is as old as misfortune
Lawrence Durrell quotes: But that is what islands are for; they are places where different destinies can meet and intersect in the full isolation of time. But that is what islands are for; they are places where different destinies can meet and intersect in the full isolation of time.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: People only see in us the contemptible skirt-fever which rules our actions but completely miss the beauty-hunger underlying it. People only see in us the contemptible skirt-fever which rules our actions but completely miss the beauty-hunger underlying it.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: ...man is only an extension of the spirit of place. ...man is only an extension of the spirit of place.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Music is only love looking for words. Music is only love looking for words.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Sorrow is implicit in love as gravitation is implicit in mass. Sorrow is implicit in love as gravitation is implicit in mass.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: The heaviest impact of the work of art is in the guts. Art does not reason. It manhandles you and changes you ... The heaviest impact of the work of art is in the guts. Art does not reason. It manhandles you and changes you ...
Lawrence Durrell quotes: History - the lamp which illumines national character ... History - the lamp which illumines national character ...
Lawrence Durrell quotes: It is the duty of every patriot to hate his country creatively. It is the duty of every patriot to hate his country creatively.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature. There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us? Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Prohibitions create the desire they were intended to cure. Prohibitions create the desire they were intended to cure.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: A city becomes a world when one loves one of its inhabitants. A city becomes a world when one loves one of its inhabitants.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Yet the presence of death always refreshes experience thus--that is its function: to help us deliberate on the novelty of time. Yet the presence of death always refreshes experience thus--that is its function: to help us deliberate on the novelty of time.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Music was invented to confirm human loneliness. Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: I see artists as a great battalion moving through paint, words, music towards cosmological interpretation. I see artists as a great battalion moving through paint, words, music towards cosmological interpretation.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: I love the French edition with its uncut pages. I would not want a reader too lazy to use a knife on me. I love the French edition with its uncut pages. I would not want a reader too lazy to use a knife on me.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: It only takes one match to ignite a haystack, or one remark to fire a mind. It only takes one match to ignite a haystack, or one remark to fire a mind.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: They say that if you get bored enough with calamity you can learn to laugh. They say that if you get bored enough with calamity you can learn to laugh.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Love joins and then divides. How else would we be growing? Love joins and then divides. How else would we be growing?
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Each of our five senses contains an art. Each of our five senses contains an art.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Art like life is an open secret. Art like life is an open secret.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: We are all hunting for rational reasons for believing in the absurd. We are all hunting for rational reasons for believing in the absurd.
Lawrence Durrell quotes: Everything really desirable has come about because of, or in spite of, wine! Everything really desirable has come about because of, or in spite of, wine!