Laurence Housman Quotes

It was then, I think, that I discovered that the best way of bringing a medieval subject home to my generation was not to be medieval in its treatment... view

By: Laurence Housman

I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth.. view

By: Laurence Housman

If I live for another ten years I shall probably have written all that I want to write... view

By: Laurence Housman

If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy... view

By: Laurence Housman

I still think that if the human race, or even one nation, could only get right about its God the rest would follow... view

By: Laurence Housman

It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony... view

By: Laurence Housman

Life is the most versatile thing under the sun.. view

By: Laurence Housman

My best chance is that, in a happy moment, I hit upon St Francis as the subject for a series of plays. Others might have written them better: but, as I have written them, the advantage will probably remain mine... view

By: Laurence Housman

My brother used to say that I wrote faster than he could read. He wrote two books - of poems - better than all mine put together... view

By: Laurence Housman

It is right and natural that generous minds while in the twenties should think the books which try to reform the world's wrong the greatest of all... view

By: Laurence Housman

I shall not die young, for I am already near seventy: I may die old... view

By: Laurence Housman

I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones.. view

By: Laurence Housman

I believe absolutely in love being the central motive force of the universe... view

By: Laurence Housman

For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own... view

By: Laurence Housman

But it has also enabled me to find my feet as a lecturer and a reader of my own plays to audiences who like to hear them.. view

By: Laurence Housman

That was luck: I should not then have been a conscientious objector.. view

By: Laurence Housman

Suicide is possible, but not probable.. view

By: Laurence Housman

The mere dates of my existence do not interest me, except in one connection. When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer.. view

By: Laurence Housman

The modern form of things had begun to appeal to me, also (as material for satire) politics, and the lives of the great and little, high up in the social scale... view

By: Laurence Housman

Prosecution I have managed to avoid.. view

By: Laurence Housman

On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy tales and dreamy poems of another world... view

By: Laurence Housman

My failure, during the first five or six years of my art training, to get set in the right direction, and the disappointment which it caused me, drove me the more persistently into writing as an alternative... view

By: Laurence Housman

The man who bears my name, and who claims to be me, was born on July 15, 1865, the sixth in a family of seven. He was an ugly child, and remained ugly till his eighteenth year, when his looks gradually improved... view

By: Laurence Housman

I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage... view

By: Laurence Housman

Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake. Many years later, when his wife died, my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance... view

By: Laurence Housman