John Fowles

(John Robert Fowles)

John Fowles
John Fowles
  • Born: March 31, 1926
  • Died: November 5, 2005
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Novelist

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John Robert Fowles was an English novelist of international stature, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism. His work reflects the influence of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, among others.

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Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
If a person is intelligent, then of course he is either an agnostic or an atheist. Just as he is a physical coward. They are automatic definitions of high intelligence. Religion & God
An answer is always a form of death. Death
Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man. Life
Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
I don't think the English like me. I sold a colossal best seller in America, and they never really forgave me.
In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters.
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. Nature
Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Women ;War & Peace
Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.
Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be.
That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects. Women
The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself. Life
The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time. Time
There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world.
There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be. Life ;Time
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words. Literature, Writers & Writing

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