Doris Lessing

1919 -

A Quote by Doris Lessing on destruction, interest, and truth

It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

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A Quote by Doris Lessing on sanity

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All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

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A Quote by Doris Lessing on love, needs, and work

It seems to me like this: it's not a terrible thing--I mean, it may be terrible, but it's not damaging, it's not poisoning--to do without something one really wants. . . . What's really terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do, or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

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A Quote by Doris Lessing on eternity, men, men and women, money, nonsense, and women

Nonsense, it was all nonsense: this whole damned outfit, with its committees, its conferences, its eternal talk, talk, talk, was a great con trick; it was a mechanism to earn a few hundred men and women incredible sums of money.

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

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A Quote by Doris Lessing on communism and politics

Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

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A Quote by Doris Lessing on learning, life, and understanding

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

Source: The Four-Gated City

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A Quote by Doris Lessing on laws and learning

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

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A Quote by Doris Lessing on earth, garden, water, and wealth

The smell of manure, of sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head; two steps farther, and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds - rich chocolate earth studded emerald green, frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes.

Doris Lessing (1919 -)

Source: The Habit of Loving

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