Havelock Ellis


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  • ''The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.''
    Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. The Dance of Life, ch. 7 (1923).
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  • ''Einstein is not ... merely an artist in his moments of leisure and play, as a great statesman may play golf or a great soldier grow orchids. He retains the same attitude in the whole of his work. He traces science to its roots in emotion, which is exactly where art is also rooted.''
    Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. The Dance of Life, ch. 3 (1923).
  • ''Every artist writes his own autobiography.''
    Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. The New Spirit, "Tolstoi," (1890).

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