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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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"To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away." (Unknown, Source - Change)

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Browse Quotations by Durrell, Lawrence

 
Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Age and Aging)
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For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Arts and Artists)
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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. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Charity)
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I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Death and Dying)
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Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Heroes and Heroism)
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A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Letters)
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It's unthinkable not to love --you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Love)
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The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Love)
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Music was invented to confirm human loneliness. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Music)
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Music is only love looking for words. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Music)
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Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Patriotism)
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No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Rebellion)
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Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will --whatever we may think. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Travel and Tourism)
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Truth disappears with the telling of it. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Truth)
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It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness. - (Durrell, Lawrence - Vulgarity)
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