Doris Lessing Quotes (156 quotes)
“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.”
As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 660
“If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.”
Particularly Cats, ch. 2 (1967)
“In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.”
Martha Quest (1952), Part III, ch. 2
“It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.”
The Grass Is Singing, ch. 2 (1950)
Quoted in Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain, ed. Michael Horovitz (1969): Afterwords, section 2
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsDoris Lessing
Born: October 22, 1919
Died: November 17, 2013 (aged 94)
Bio: Doris May Lessing was a Zimbabwean-British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing, the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook, The Good Terrorist, and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives.