Havelock Ellis

Havelock Ellis

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: February 02, 1859
Died: July 08, 1939
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.

'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Man lives by imagination.

Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life.

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.

When love is suppressed hate takes its place.

The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into the whole texture of our man's or woman's body, is the pattern of all the process of our life.

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. Matt Damon

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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