Lawrence Durrell - Quotes

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

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

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.

Music is only love looking for words.

Music is only love looking for words.

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes. ---->>>

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.

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

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature. ---->>>

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.

Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.

Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.

A city becomes a world when one loves one of its inhabitants. ---->>>

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.

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.

Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other. ---->>>

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

I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.

I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.

Truth disappears with the telling of it.

Truth disappears with the telling of it.

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

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 01-27, 1912
Birthplace:
Die: 11-07, 1990
Occupation: Writer
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Lawrence George Durrell (; 27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. Born in India to British colonial parents, he was sent to England at the age of eleven for his education. He did not like formal education, but started writing poetry at age 15 (wikipedia)