53 Total Quotes

Lawrence Durrell Quotes

Lawrence Durrell
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.
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#British Writer

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We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it
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#Behavior

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I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
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#British Writer #Loneliness

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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.
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#Art

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

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

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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.
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#British Writer #Charity

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Music is only love looking for words.
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#Love #Quote of the Day

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Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
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#British Writer #Travel

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Music was invented to confirm human loneliness
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#Loneliness

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It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
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#British Writer #Jealousy

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Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
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#British Writer #Inventions

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

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There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.
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#British Writer #Love #Quote of the Day #Editor's Pick

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History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living
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#Living

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The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
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#British Writer #Love #Quote of the Day

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I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.
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#British Writer

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It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
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#British Writer