"The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."David Herbert Lawrence on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."David Herbert Lawrence on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."David Herbert Lawrence on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."David Herbert Lawrence on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."David Herbert Lawrence on Oscar Wilde
"Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically."
"Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little."
"The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just."
"The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment."
"Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes."