Top 10 Quotes by John Fowles

John Fowles

Our present educational systems are all paramilitary. Their aim is to produce servants or soldiers who obey without question and who accepts their training as the best possible training. Those who are most successful in the state are those who have the most interest in prolonging the state as it is; they are also those who have the most say in the educational system, and in particular by ensuring that the educational product they want is the most highly rewarded.

John Fowles
Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical. John Fo
John Fowles

In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters.

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

Time is not a road - it is a room.

John Fowles
Only fools think our attitude to our fellow men is a thing distinct from our attitude to 'lesser' life on this planet.
John Fowles

Thomas Beecham was a pompous little band-master who stood against everything creative in the art of his time.

John Fowles
I hate the uneducated and the ignorant. I hate the pompous and the phoney. I hate the jealous and the resentful. I hate the crabbed and mean and the petty. I hate all ordinary dull little people who aren't ashamed of being dull and little.
John Fowles

His statement to himself should have been 'I possess this now,therefore I am happy' , instead of what it so Victorianly was: 'I cannot possess this forever, therefore I am sad.

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