John Fowles Quotes

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There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid. -John Fowles
Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man. -John Fowles
An answer is always a form of death. -John Fowles
We all write poems; it is simply that the poets are the ones who write in words -John Fowles
Time is not a road - it is a room -John Fowles
That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects. -John Fowles
I think we are just insects, we live a bit and then die and thats the lot. Theres no mercy in things. Theres not even a Great Beyond. Theres nothing. -John Fowles
Think. In a minute from now you could be saying, I risked death. I threw for life, and I won life. It is a very wonderful feeling. To have survived. -John Fowles
The dead live.
Alive. Alive in the way that death is alive. -John Fowles
Death is not in the nature of things; it is the nature of things. But what dies is the form. The matter is immortal. -John Fowles
Once upon a time there was a young prince who believed in all things but three. He did not believe in princesses, he did not believe in islands, he did not believe in God. His father, the king, told him that such things did not exist. As there were no princesses or islands in his father's domains, and no sign of God, the young prince believed his father. But then, one day, the prince ran away from his palace. He came to the next land. There, to his astonishment, from every coast he saw islands, and on these islands, strange and troubling creatures whom he dared not name. As he was searching for a boat, a man in full evening dress approached him along the shore. Are those real islands?' asked the young prince. Of course they are real islands,' said the man in evening dress. And those strange and troubling creatures?' They are all genuine and authentic princesses.' Then God must exist!' cried the prince. I am God,' replied the man in full evening dress, with a bow. The young prince returned home as quickly as he could. So you are back,' said the father, the king. I have seen islands, I have seen princesses, I have seen God,' said the prince reproachfully. The king was unmoved. Neither real islands, nor real princesses, I have seen God,' said the prince reproachfully. The king was unmoved. Neither real islands, nor real princesses, nor a real God exist.' I saw them!' Tell me how God was dressed.' God was in full evening dress.' Were the sleeves of his coat rolled back?' The prince remembered that they had been. The king smiled. That is the uniform of a magician. You have been deceived.' At this, the prince returned to the next land, and went to the same shore, where once again he came upon the man in full evening dress. My father the king has told me who you are,' said the young prince indignantly. 'You deceived me last time, but not again. Now I know that those are not real islands and real princesses, because you are a magician.' The man on the shore smiled. It is you who are deceived, my boy. In your father's kingdom there are many islands and many princesses. But you are under your father's spell, so you cannot see them.' The prince pensively returned home. When he saw his father, he looked him in the eyes. Father, is it true that you are not a real king, but only a magician?' The king smiled, and rolled back his sleeves. Yes, my son, I am only a magician.' Then the man on the shore was God.' The man on the shore was another magician.' I must know the real truth, the truth beyond magic.' There is no truth beyond magic,' said the king. The prince was full of sadness. He said, 'I will kill myself.' The king by magic caused death to appear. Death stood in the door and beckoned to the prince. The prince shuddered. He remembered the beautiful but unreal islands and the unreal but beautiful princesses. Very well,' he said. 'I can bear it.' You see, my son,' said the king, 'you too now begin to be a magician.

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Tavainimene on tsivilisatsiooni nuhtlus. Aga tema on juba ebatavaliselt tavaline. -John Fowles
Poetry had always seemed something I could turn to in need - an emergency exit, a lifebuoy, as well as a justification. -John Fowles
Labor is a man crowning glory.
Oh, clever... what's the use of that? Are they human beings? -John Fowles
That is how war corrupts us. It plays on our pride in our own free will. -John Fowles
She had only a candle's light to see by, but candlelight never did badly by any woman. -John Fowles
I'm only happy when I forget to exist. When just my eyes or my ears or my skin exist. -John Fowles
She smiled at him as they waited for their dessert, her chin poised on her clasped hands. 'You're being very silent.' 'That's how men cry. -John Fowles
Stop thinking about class, she'd say. Like a rich man telling a poor man to stop thinking about money. -John Fowles
The power of women! I've never felt so full of mysterious power. Men are a joke. -John Fowles
Now I understand why you grow so many flowers.
and his eyes had that splendid innocence, that opaque blue candour of the satanically fallen. ~ The French Lieutenant's Woman -John Fowles
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