Blog Notes: This Month’s Subhead

Is a quote from brother writer D.H. Lawrence. It was used in Kill Your Darlings, a novel you should read written by Terence Blacker.

Lawrence also said — or perhaps wrote — these wonderful things too:

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.

Goddam, how many blogs would go dark tomorrow if they followed that advice?

The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic and a killer.


I am in love – and, my God, it’s the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love, if you haven’t done so already. You are wasting your life.


But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.


If a woman hasn’t got a tiny streak of harlot in her, she’s a dry stick as a rule.

Well, that one woke me up!

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.

But the con artists who pervert them for their own needs damn well do!

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.

Quotes ripped from and The Quotations Page.

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