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Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence by Geoff Dyer
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“Life is bearable even when it's unbearable: that is what's so terrible, that is the unbearable thing about it.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence
“To be interested in something is to be involved in what is essentially a stressful relationship with that thing, to suffer anxiety on its behalf.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence
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“My greatest urge in life is to do nothing. It's not even an absence of motivation, a lack, for I do have a strong urge: to do nothing. To down tools, to stop. Except I know that if I do that I will fall into despair, and I know that it is worth doing anything in one's power to avoid depression because from there, from being depressed, it is only an imperceptible step to despair: the last refuge of the ego.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence
“I am always on the edge of what I am doing. I do everything badly, sloppily, to get it over with so that I can get on to the next thing that I will do badly and sloppily so that I can then do nothing - which I do anxiously, distractedly, wondering all the time if there isn't something else I should be getting on with.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence
“When I'm working I'm wishing I was doing nothing and when I'm doing nothing I'm wondering if I should be working. I hurry through what I've got to do and then, when I've got nothing to do, I keep glancing at the clock, wishing it was time to go out. Then, when I'm out, I'm wondering how long it will be before I'm back home.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence
“That is why Lawrence, like Rilke, hated photographs of himself. To both writers photographs prefigured an end of becoming.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence
“The perfect life, the perfect lie, I realised after Christmas, is one which prevents you from doing that which you would ideally have done (painted, say, or written unpublishable poetry) but which, in fact, you have no wish to do.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence
“I had read four thousand pages of letters by Lawrence and I wanted thousands of pages more... I wanted them not to end. And yet, at the same time that I was wishing they would not come to an end, I was hurrying through these books because however much you are enjoying a book, however much you want it never to end, you are always eager for it to end. However much you are enjoying a book you are always flicking to the end, counting to see how many pages are left, looking forward to the time when you can put the book down and have done with it. At the back of our minds, however much we are enjoying a book, we come to the end of it and some little voice is always saying, "Thank Christ for that!”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence
“It was so hot we spent our waking hours dozing and our sleeping hours lying awake, trying to sleep.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence
“It was impossible to say where one gesture ended and the next began.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence

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