The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.
And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale.
I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.
Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
The mosquito knows full well that he is small, he is a beast of prey.
Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
One can no longer live with people: it is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease.
People always make war when they say they love peace.
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
The American grips himself, at the very sources of his consciousness, in a grip of care: and then, to so much of the rest of life, is indifferent. Whereas, the European hasn't got so much care in him, so he cares much more for life and living.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.
Mrs Morel always said the after-life would hold nothing in store for her husband: he rose from the lower world into purgatory, when he came home from pit, and passed into heaven in the Palmerston Arms.
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.