Havelock Ellis Quotes

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.

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

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

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Every artist writes his own autobiography.

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However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.

Havelock Ellis

The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.

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