Laurence Housman Quotes & Sayings

25 most famous Laurence Housman quotes and sayings (playwright). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Laurence Housman Quotes
“Suicide is possible, but not probable; hanging, I trust, is even more unlikely; for I hope that, by the time I die, my countrymen will have become civilised enough to abolish capital punishment.”
Laurence Housman Quotes
“I believe absolutely in love being the central motive force of the universe.”
Laurence Housman Quotes
“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.”
“I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.”
Laurence Housman Quotes
“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.”
Laurence Housman Quotes
“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.”
“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; when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted.”
Laurence Housman Quotes
“I shall not die young, for I am already near seventy: I may die old.”
Laurence Housman Quotes
“On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy tales and dreamy poems of another world.”
“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; and that experience of immediate appreciation gives greater pleasure and more stimulus towards further activity than even the most laudatory of reviews.”

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