Doris Lessing famous quotes




When there’s a war, people get married.

~ Doris Lessing

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You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can’t say I do like it very much.

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Our society is dependent on some precarious mechanisms, and they are very dicey. They can easily collapse.

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September 11 was terrible but, if one goes back over the history of the IRA, what happened to the Americans wasn’t that terrible.

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Sometimes I think what I write is funny in its quiet way.

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Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.

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

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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.

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There’s an unconscious bias in our society: girls are wonderful boys are terrible. And to be a boy, or young man, growing up, having to listen to all this, it must be painful.

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Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.

~ Doris Lessing

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