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D.H. Lawrence
(11 Sep 1885 - 2 Mar 1930)

English poet.

Science Quotes by D.H. Lawrence (9 quotes)

I like relativity and quantum theories
because I don't understand them
and they make me feel as if space shifted about
like a swan that
can't settle,
refusing to sit still and be measured;
and as if the atom were an impulsive thing
always changing its mind.
— D.H. Lawrence
'Relativity', David Herbert Lawrence, The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1994), 437.
Science quotes on:  |  Atom (251)  |  Poem (85)  |  Quantum Theory (55)  |  Relativity (50)  |  Space (154)

One might talk about the sanity of the atom
the sanity of space
the sanity of the electron
the sanity of water—
For it is all alive
and has something comparable to that which we call sanity in ourselves.
The only oneness is the oneness of sanity.
— D.H. Lawrence
'The Sane Universe', David Herbert Lawrence, The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1994), 428.
Science quotes on:  |  Atom (251)  |  Electron (66)  |  Poem (85)  |  Space (154)  |  Water (244)

The history of the cosmos
is the history of the struggle of becoming.
When the dim flux of unformed life
struggled, convulsed back and forth upon itself,
and broke at last into light and dark
came into existence as light,
came into existence as cold shadow
then every atom of the cosmos trembled with delight.
— D.H. Lawrence
God is Born', David Herbert Lawrence, The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1994), 571.
Science quotes on:  |  Atom (251)  |  God (454)  |  Life (917)  |  Poem (85)  |  Universe (563)

The map appears to us more real than the land.
— D.H. Lawrence
From 'Study of Thomas Hardy', in Edward D. McDonald (ed.), Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence (1936). Excerpted in Selected Critical Writings (1998), 20.
Science quotes on:  |  Appearance (77)  |  Land (83)  |  Map (21)  |  Reality (140)

To our senses, the elements are four
and have ever been, and will ever be
for they are the elements of life, of poetry, and of perception,
the four Great Ones, the Four Roots, the First Four
of Fire and the Wet, Earth and the wide Air of the World.
To find the other many elements, you must go to the laboratory
and hunt them down.
But the four we have always with us, they are our world.
Or rather, they have us with them.
— D.H. Lawrence
'The Four', David Herbert Lawrence, The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1994), 593.
Science quotes on:  |  Element (129)  |  Poem (85)

Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one,
but there is also a third thing, that makes it water
and nobody knows what it is.
The atom locks up two energies
but it is a third thing present which makes it an atom.
— D.H. Lawrence
'The Third Thing', David Herbert Lawrence, The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1994), 428.
Science quotes on:  |  Atom (251)  |  Poem (85)  |  Water (244)

When I went to the scientific doctor
I realised what a lust there was in him to wreak his so-called science on me
and reduce me to the level of a thing.
So I said: Good-morning! and left him.
— D.H. Lawrence
'Scientific Doctor', David Herbert Lawrence, The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1994), 513.
Science quotes on:  |  Doctor (100)  |  Poem (85)

When science starts to be interpretive
it is more unscientific even than mysticism.
— D.H. Lawrence
'Self-Protection', David Herbert Lawrence, The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1994), 436.
Science quotes on:  |  Poem (85)  |  Science (1699)

…where the electron behaves and misbehaves as it will,
where the forces tie themselves up into knots of atoms
and come united…
— D.H. Lawrence
'Give Us Gods', David Herbert Lawrence, The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1994), 354.
Science quotes on:  |  Atom (251)  |  Electron (66)  |  Poem (85)

Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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