John Fowles

1926 -

A Quote by John Fowles

There is only one good definition of God; the freedom that allows other freedoms to exist.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by John Fowles

We all write poems; it is simply poets are the ones who write in words.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by John Fowles on life and questions

The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.

John Fowles (1926 -)

Source: The Magus

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A Quote by John Fowles on acceptance, life, and time

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.

John Fowles (1926 -)

Source: The Magus

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A Quote by John Fowles on laughter, love, men, seriousness, war, and women

Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women from laughing at them.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by John Fowles on love, memory, mind, quiet, universe, and war

Night fell again. There was war to the south, but our sector was quiet. The battle was over. Our casualties were some thirteen thousand killed - thirteen thousand minds, memories, loves, sensations, worlds, universes - because the human mind is more a universe than the universe itself - and all for a few hundred yards of useless mud.

John Fowles (1926 -)

Source: The Magus,1965

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A Quote by John Fowles on laughter, life, love, mankind, men, politics, rest, seriousness, war, and women

I am going to explain to you why we went to war. Why mankind always does to war. It is not social or political. It is not countries that go to war, but men. It is like salt. Once one has been to war, one has salt for the rest of one's life. Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women from laughing at them.

John Fowles (1926 -)

Source: The Magus,1965

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Fowles on hope and newspapers

The newspapers are full of what we would like to happen to us and what we hope will never happen to us.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by John Fowles on evolution

Evolution did not intend trees to grow singly. Far more than ourselves they are social creatures, and no more natural as isolated specimens than man is as a marooned sailor or hermit.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by John Fowles on attitude, change, knowledge, lies, nature, and science

But I think the most harmful change brought about by Victorian science in our attitude to nature lies in the demand that our relation with it must be purposive, industrious, always seeking greater knowledge.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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