"Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Lawrence Durrell on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Lawrence Durrell on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Lawrence Durrell on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Lawrence Durrell on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Lawrence Durrell on Mahatma Gandhi
"Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked."
"History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living."
"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
"It is not love that is blind, but jealousy."
"The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time."