Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

Always this same morbid interest in other people and their doings, their privacies, their dirty linen, always this air of alertness for personal happenings, personalities, personalities, personalities. Always this subtle criticism and appraisal of other people, this analysis of other people's motives. If anatomy presupposes a corpse, then psychology presupposes a world of corpses. Personalities, which means personal criticism and analysis, presuppose a whole world laboratory of human psyches waiting to be vivisected. If you cut a thing up, of course it will smell. Hence, nothing raises such an infernal stink, at last, as human psychology.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. repr. In The Short Novels, vol. 2 (1979). St. Mawr (1925).

Said of Mrs. Witt, the "fiendish psychologist."
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