Lawrence Durrell Quotes

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Comedians are the nearest to suicide.

suicide

Music is only love looking for words.

music

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.

jealousy

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

old age

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
— Lawrence Durrell Clea

music

A critic is a lug-worm in the liver of literature.

critics

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

Travel

I've always believed that our inventions mirror our secret wishes.

invention

I've alwayd believed that our inventions mirror our secret wishes.

wish

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

rebels

All artists today are expected to cultivate a little fashionable unhappiness.

unhappiness artists

Life, the raw material, is only lived in potentia until the artist deploys it in his work.

artists

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

guilt

Lovers can find nothing to say to each other that has not been said and unsaid a thousand times over.  Kisses were invented to translate such nothings into wounds.

kiss

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.

Travel journeys

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.
— Lawrence Durrell

Travel