Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

When man has neither the strength to subdue his underworld powers—which are really the ancient powers of his old, superseded self; nor the wit to placate them with sacrifice and the burnt holocaust; then they come back at him, and destroy him again. Hence every new conquest of life means a "harrowing of Hell."
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. Originally published by Viking in 1932. Apocalypse, ch. 12, Viking Compass (1966).
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