"I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze."
"I am a man, and alive…. For this reason I am a novelist. And being a novelist, I consider myself superior to the saint, the scientist, the philosopher, and the poet, who are all great masters of different bits of man alive, but never get the whole hog."
— D.H. Lawrence, preface to Shestov, All Things Are Possible, 1938