Iris Murdoch

1919 - 1999

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 happiness

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on difficulty and love

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

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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