John Galsworthy, 1867 - 1933
Born: 14 August 1867, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Died: 31 January 1933, London, England, UK
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- I drink the wine of aspiration and the drug of disillusion. Thus am I never dull. permalink
the Wine Horn Mountain speaking in The Little Dream (1911)
- Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. permalink
- Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. permalink
The Man of Property (1906)
- Never rest on your oars; go forward or you go back. permalink
Old English (1924)
- Strange life, a dog's: the only four-footer with rudiments of altruism and a sense of God! permalink
- The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. permalink
- Those privileged to be present at a family festival of the Forsytes have seen that charming and instructive sight — an upper middle-class family in full plumage.... In plainer words, he has gleaned from a gathering of this family — no branch of which had a liking for the other, between no three members of whom existed anything worthy of the name of sympathy — evidence of that mysterious concrete tenacity which renders a family so formidable a unit of society, so clear a reproduction of society in miniature. permalink
- Where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which, no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral. permalink
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