Lawrence Durrell Quotes

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Born: February 27, 1912, Jullundur, Punjab, India
Birth Country: India
Died: Sommieres, France, November 7, 1990
Occupation: Author

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.
- Lawrence Durrell

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
- Lawrence Durrell

I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
- Lawrence Durrell

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
- Lawrence Durrell

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

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
- Lawrence Durrell

Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.
- Lawrence Durrell

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.
- Lawrence Durrell

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

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
- Lawrence Durrell

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