Havelock Ellis Quotes

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

Havelock Ellis

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.

Havelock Ellis

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

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The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.

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When love is suppressed hate takes its place.

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Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.

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It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.

Havelock Ellis

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

Havelock Ellis

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

Havelock Ellis

Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?

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The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

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Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.

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The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Havelock Ellis

The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.

Havelock Ellis

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Havelock Ellis
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