John Fowles

John Fowles

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: March 31, 1926
Died: November 05, 2005
Birth Sign: Aries

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

An answer is always a form of death.

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.

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

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

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.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

The only time I can really relax is up a tree or somewhere outside. I love being outside. Tom Felton age

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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