Lawrence Durrell Quotes

Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Justine, in Clea, ch. 1, sct. 3 (1960).
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No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Pursewarden, in Balthazar, pt. 2, ch. 6 (1958). Writing to Lawrence.
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I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Sunday Times (London, Nov. 20, 1988).
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Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Sunday Times (London, Nov. 20, 1988).
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Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. The Durrell-Miller Letters 1935-1980 (1988). Letter, March 1948, to Henry Miller.
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Brazil is bigger than Europe, wilder than Africa, and weirder than Baffin Land.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Letter, December 1948, to Henry Miller. The Durrell-Miller Letters 1935-80 (1988).
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