• The great crime which the moneyed classes and promoters of industry committed in the palmy Victorian days was the condemning of the workers to ugliness, ugliness, ugliness: meanness and formless and ugly surroundings, ugly ideals, ugly religion, ugly hope, ugly love, ugly clothes, ugly furniture, ugly houses, ugly relationship between workers and employers. The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.

    D. H. Lawrence (2017). “Phoenix: the Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence by D. H. Lawrence (Illustrated)”, p.138, Delphi Classics (Parts Edition) via PublishDrive