Top 10 Quotes by John Fowles

John Fowles

It is not only species of animal that die out, but whole species of feeling. And if you are wise you will never pity the past for what it did not know, but pity yourself for what it did.

John Fowles
Art is a statement of one in the face of all; not a statement by one for the use of all.
John Fowles

He was one of the most supremely stupid men I have ever met. He taught me a great deal.

John Fowles
I knew I would always want to go on living with myself, however hollow I became, however diseased.
John Fowles

Alive. Alive in the way that death is alive.

John Fowles
There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid. John Fo
John Fowles

I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope - an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.

John Fowles
Because a star explodes and a thousand worlds like ours die, we know this world is. That is the smile: that what might not be, is.
John Fowles

It's like the day you realize dolls are dolls. I pick up my old self and I see it's silly. A toy I've played with too often. It's a little sad, like an old golliwog at the bottom of the cupboard. Innocent and used-up and proud and silly.

John Fowles
Duty is but a pot. It holds whatever is put in it, from the greatest evil to the greatest good.