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Quotes of the Day for 11 September 2001 – David Herbert Lawrence

The prolific and scandalous novelist David Herbert Lawrence was born at Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England on this day in 1885. His writing challenged convention, dealing with sex openly and positively. His last novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover, was published in 1928 and was quickly banned both in the US and England until 1960. I've been meaning to read it for years. Here are a few quotations that haven't been banned.

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The quotes:

Why doesn't the past decently bury itself, instead of sitting waiting to be admired by the present?

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.

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.

Those that go searching for love only make manifest their own lovelessness, and the loveless never find love; only the loving find love, and they never have to seek for it.

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

I like to write when I feel spiteful; it's like having a good sneeze.
     - All today's quotes are from David Herbert Lawrence, 1885 - 1930


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