Quote by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
This quote suggests that true transformation occurs when an individual becomes aware of the profound and complex essence of human existence. It implies that a person experiences a spiritual awakening or a change in perspective when they are confronted with the tumultuous and purposeful existence of humanity, which previously went unnoticed or disregarded. The quote implies that this newfound awareness has the power to bring about a significant shift within a person, leading to personal growth, enlightenment, or a change in outlook on life.
The mistake you make, don't you see,is in thinking one can live in a corrupt society without being corrupt oneself. After all, what do you achieve by refusing to make money? You're trying to behave as though one could stand right outside our economic system. But one can't. One's got to change the system, or one changes nothing. One can't put things right in a hole-and-corner way, if you take my meaning.
I think Chinese leadership is trying to tell the world they have another set of logic or reasoning or values which are different from yours. Of course, I don't think they believe that. It's just an argument that's made when you can't confront the truth and facts. They really want to maintain power.
A writer must always try to have a philosophy and he should also have a psychology and a philology and many other things. Without a philosophy and a psychology and all these various other things he is not really worthy of being called a writer. I agree with Kant and Schopenhauer and Plato and Spinoza and that is quite enough to be called a philosophy. But then of course a philosophy is not the same thing as a style.