Top 10 D.H. Lawrence Quotes

David Herbert Richards Lawrence(September 11, 1885 – March 2, 1930) was an English poet and writer. His most famous works include Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sons and Lovers, and The Rainbow.

Here are D.H. Lawrence’s top ten most profound quotes:


Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.

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We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.

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I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. 

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In every living thing there is the desire for love.

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Money poisons you when you’ve got it, and starves you when you haven’t. 

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But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.

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Instead of chopping yourself down to fit the world, chop the world down to fit yourself.

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When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere.

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I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.



Love is never a fulfillment. Life is never a thing of continuous bliss. There is no paradise. Fight and laugh and feel bitter and feel bliss: and fight again. Fight, fight. That is life.

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Thank you D.H. Lawrence!

Interesting D.H. Lawrence Facts:

  • He wrote over 700 poems.
  • He was also a painter.
  • Some of his novels were banned in some countries as they were very controversial at the time.
  • He lived in many countries, such as Australia, Mexico, Italy,  and the U.S.

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