Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence Durrell

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Author Profession: India-born English writer
Born: February 27, 1912
Died: November 07, 1990
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Music is only love looking for words.

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.

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

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.

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.

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

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

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

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

I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.

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.

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

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

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 adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

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