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John Fowles

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When you draw something it lives and when you photograph it it dies

— John Fowles

#philosophy #art

The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.

— John Fowles

#anyone #except #important #important questions #life

He was one of the most supremely stupid men I have ever met. He taught me a great deal.

— John Fowles

#irony #men

There is only one good definition of God: the freedom that allows other freedoms to exist.

— John Fowles

#god #freedom

The craving to risk death is our last great perversion. We come from night, we go into night. Why live in night?

— John Fowles


The dead live." "How do they live?" "By love.

— John Fowles

#love #love

Alive. Alive in the way that death is alive.

— John Fowles

#life #death

Art's cruel. You can get away with murder with words. But a picture is like a window straight through to your inmost heart.

— John Fowles

#murder #words #art

There are some men who are consoled by the idea that there are women less attractive than their wives; and others who are haunted by the knowledge that there are more attractive.

— John Fowles

#satisfaction #unsatisfaction #men

Think. In a minute from now you could be saying, I risked death. I threw for life, and I won life. It is a very wonderful feeling. To have survived.

— John Fowles


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Nine months and two weeks later Gladys gave birth to John Robert Fowles. With his second wife Sarah by his side Fowles died 5 miles from Lyme Regis in Axminster Hospital on 5 November 2005.

Later fictional works include The Ebony Tower Daniel Martin Mantissa and A Maggot. This was followed by The French Lieutenant's Woman a period romance set in Lyme Regis Dorset another location in which Fowles was deeply absorbed.

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