John Fowles - Quotes

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The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.

The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.

In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters. ---->>>

There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.

There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid.

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be. ---->>>

Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be. ---->>>

That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects. ---->>>

Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man. ---->>>

Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want. ---->>>

Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. ---->>>

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical. ---->>>

The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time. ---->>>

There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world. ---->>>

An answer is always a form of death. ---->>>

I don't think the English like me. I sold a colossal best seller in America, and they never really forgave me. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 03-31, 1926
Birthplace:
Die: 11-05, 2005
Occupation: Novelist
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John Robert Fowles (; 31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist of international stature, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism. His work reflects the influence of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, among others. After leaving Oxford University, Fowles taught English at a school on the Greek island of Spetses, a sojourn that inspired The Magus, an instant best-seller that was directly in tune with 1960s "hippie" anarchism and experimental philosophy (wikipedia)