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Doris Lessing Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations By Doris Lessing:

A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Prayer, Thinking.

And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous. No one notices you. You achieve a wonderful freedom.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Age, Freedom.

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Mankind, Opportunity.

Better counsel comes overnight.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Night.

Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Begging, Borrowing, Crime.

For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Age, Work.

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Lies, Truth, Writing.

I have found it to be true that the older I've become the better my life has become.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Age, Life, Truth.

If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Animals.

In the university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: College, Law.

In the writing process, the more the story cooks, the better. The brain works for you even when you are at rest. I find dreams particularly useful... You can only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Dreams, Learning, Writing.

It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Truth.

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Greatness.

Laughter is by definition healthy.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Health, Laughter.

Literature is analysis after the event.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Literature.

Man who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: God, Mankind.

Pearls mean tears.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Crying, Jewelry.

Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty... embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Places, Pleasure.

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 Quotes - Category: Communism, Political Correctness, Politics.

Small things amuse small minds.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Mind.

Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Fame.

Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Science Fiction, Space.

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Learning.

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Age, Body, Change.

The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes - Category: Superstition.

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