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  • 91.
    My soul is my great asset and my great misfortune.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, May 13, 1908. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 1, ed. James T. Boulton (1979).
  • 92.
    I can only see death and more death, till we are black and swollen with death.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, June 2, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).

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  • 93.
    He would not take that direction, to the darkness, to follow her. He walked towards the faintly humming, glowing town, quickly.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by Duckworth (1913). Sons and Lovers, ch. 15, Penguin Books (1989). "He" is Paul Morel; "her" his dead mother.
  • 94.
    Before he could kiss her, he must drive something out of himself.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by Duckworth (1913). Sons and Lovers, ch. 8, Penguin Books (1989). Paul Morel is thinking of Miriam Leivers.

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  • 95.
    Nothing that comes from the deep, passional soul is bad, or can be bad.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Women in Love, foreword, Modern Library (1937).
  • 96.
    In America the cohesion was a matter of choice and will. But in Europe it was organic.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1925). St. Mawr, p. 94, Vintage Books (1959).

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  • 97.
    The history of our era is the nauseating and repulsive history of the crucifixion of the procreative body for the glorification of the spirit.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. "Introduction to These Paintings," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 569, Viking Press (1936).

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  • 98.
    One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Oct. 3, 1910. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 1, ed. James T. Boulton (1979).

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  • 99.
    Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Pornography and Obscenity (1930). Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence, pt. 3, ed. E. McDonald (1936). Lawrence admitted, however, that the definition of pornography varied according to the individual: "What is pornography to one man is the laughter of genius to another."
  • 100.
    When each thing is unique in itself, there can be no comparison made.... There is only this strange recognition of present otherness.
    D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. "Democracy," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 715, Viking Press (1936).
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