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Havelock Ellis Quotes

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

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

The byproduct is sometimes more valuable than the product.

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.

Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

There is held to be no surer test of civilization than the increase per head of the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Yet alcohol and tobacco are recognizable poisons, so that their consumption has only to be carried far enough to destroy civilization altogether.