Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

California is a queer place—in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. letter, Sept. 24, 1923. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 4, eds. James T. Boulton, E. Mansfield, and W. Roberts (1987).
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