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Quotation by D.H. Lawrence
The words themselves are clean, so are the things to which they apply. But the mind drags in a filthy association, calls up some repulsive emotion. Well, then, cleanse the mind, that is the real job. It is the mind which is the Augean stables, not language.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. "Introduction to Pansies, by D. H. Lawrence," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 280, Viking Press (1936).
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