Iris Murdoch

1919 - 1999

A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on body, indifference, life, and mystery

The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on learning and love

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on life, obsession, pride, and vanity

The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on fantasy, illusions, life, reality, and world

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on dreams and silence

All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on joy, people, and time

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on confusion, foolishness, sports, and struggle

It was like hunting fish with an underwater gun, a sport which he had once been foolish enough to try. At one moment there is the fish - graceful, mysterious, desirable and free - and the next moment there is nothing but struggling and blood and confusion.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on character

The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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