Norman Lindsay quotes

  • Affection cannot be created; it can only be liberated.

  • We loved with a love that was more than love.

  • How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.

  • When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous a man who brutalizes people. But you love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it at which point they can become human too.

  • To love at all is to be vulnerable.

  • For there is one thing I can safely say: that those bound by love must obey each other if they are to keep company long. Love will not be constrained by mastery; when mastery comes, the God of love at once beats his wings, and farewell he is gone. Love is a thing as free as any spirit; women naturally desire liberty, and not to be constrained like slaves; and so do men, if I shall tell the truth.

  • When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.

  • Rare indeed is the nature that does not become a little more intense when its own affairs come under discussion.

  • I'm interested in current affairs and social policy as a whole, but I don't watch politics for sport.

  • He who doesn't know how to be a servant should never be allowed to be a master; the interests of public life are alien to anyone who is unable to enjoy others' successes, and such a person should never be entrusted with public affairs.