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Quotation by D.H. Lawrence
The man who had died looked nakedly on life, and saw a vast resoluteness everywhere flinging itself up in stormy or subtle wave-crests.... always the man who had died saw not the bird alone, but the short, sharp wave of life of which the bird was the crest.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1931). The Man Who Died, Vintage Books (1959).
"The man" is the risen Jesus.
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