John Fowles

1926 -

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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A Quote by John Fowles on attitude, life, and men

Only fools think our attitude to our fellow men is a thing distinct from our attitude to 'lesser' life on this planet.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by John Fowles on poets and words

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

John Fowles (1926 -)

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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 -)

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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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