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QUOTES ON THE SOUL


Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that call'd Body is a portion of Soul discern'd by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.

WILLIAM BLAKE, The Voice of the Devil

The soul does not give itself up to despair until it has exhaused all illusions.

VICTOR HUGO, Les Misérables

It seems to me absolutely true, that our world, which appears to us the surface of all things, is really the bottom of a deep ocean: all our trees are submarine growths, and we are weird, scaly-clad submarine fauna, feeding ourselves on offal like shrimps. Only occasionally the soul rises gasping through the fathomless fathoms under which we live, far up to the surface of the ether, where there is true air.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

A fella ain't got a soul of his own, but on'y a piece of a big one.

JOHN STEINBECK, The Grapes of Wrath

It is interesting ... how weapons reflect the soul of the maker.

DON DELILLO, Underworld

When the emotional soul receives a wounding shock, which does not kill the body, the soul seems to recover as the body recovers. But this is only appearance. It is really only the mechanism of the reassumed habit. Slowly, slowly the wound to the soul begins to make itself felt, like a bruise, which only slowly deepens its terrible ache, till it fills all the psyche.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

What deity in the realms of dementia, what rabid god decocted out of the smoking lobes of hydrophobia could have devised a keeping place for souls so poor as this flesh. This mawky wormbent tabernacle.

CORMAC MCCARTHY, Suttree