John Fowles

1926 -

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

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A Quote by John Fowles on animals, body, death, and rest

You are like a porcupine. When the animal has its spines erect, it cannot eat. If you do not eat, you will starve. And your prickles will die with the rest of your body.

John Fowles (1926 -)

Source: The Magus

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A Quote by John Fowles on words

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I knew words were like chains, they held me back . . . the act of description taints the description.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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