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Lawrence Durrell Quotes

(1912-1990), British Author

Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.

Category: Age And Aging

For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.

Category: Arts And Artists

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.

Category: Charity

I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.

Category: Death And Dying

Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.

Category: Heroes And Heroism

A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.

Category: Letters

It's unthinkable not to love --you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin.

Category: Love

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.

Category: Love

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.

Category: Music

Music is only love looking for words.

Category: Music

Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.

Category: Patriotism

No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.

Category: Rebellion

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will --whatever we may think.

Category: Travel And Tourism

Truth disappears with the telling of it.

Category: Truth

It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.

Category: Vulgarity