"The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Lawrence Durrell on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Lawrence Durrell on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Lawrence Durrell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Lawrence Durrell on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Lawrence Durrell on John Lennon
"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."