Top 10 Quotes by John Fowles

John Fowles

The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.

John Fowles
We lay on the ground and kissed. Perhaps you smile. That we only lay on the ground and kissed. You young people can lend your bodies now, play with them, give them as we could not. But remember that you have paid a price: that of a world rich in mystery and delicate emotion. 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

Wolves don't hunt singly, but always in pairs. The lone wolf was a myth.

John Fowles
...all cynicism masks a failure to cope.
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
Adulthood is not an age, but a stage of knowledge of self.
John Fowles

Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.

John Fowles
Greece is like a mirror. It makes you suffer. Then you learn.' To live alone?' To live. With what you are.
John Fowles

Only one same reason is shared by all of us: we wish to create worlds as real as, but other than the world that is. Or was. This is why we cannot plan. We know a world is an organism, not a machine. We also know that a genuinely created world must be independent of its creator; a planned world (a world that fully reveals its planning) is a dead world. It is only when our characters and events begin to disobey us that they begin to live.

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