Doris Lessing Quotes

Doris Lessing Quotes: All one's life as a young woman one is on show, a focus of attention, people notice you. You set yourself up to being noticed and admired. And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous.
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Doris Lessing Quote: Sleep is harder to reach and thinner, and sleeping is no longer the Drop into the black pit all oblivion until the alarm clock, no, sleep is thin and fitful and full of memories and reminders and the dark is never dark enough.
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Quotes about Doris Lessing: This is a catastrophic universe, always; and subject to hidden reversals, upheavals, changes, cataclysms, with joy never anything but the song of substance under pressure forced into new forms and shapes.
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Quote about Doris Lessing: I don't think in terms of optimism and pessimism when writing a story. I am telling a story.
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Doris Lessing Sayings: Charity has always been a expression of the guilty consciences of a ruling class.
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Doris Lessing Saying: Women often get dropped from memory, and then history.
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Sayings about Doris Lessing: Always, in epochs when the languages and dialects of a culture have become outstripped by development of a practical sort, these languages become repetitive, formalised -- and ridiculous. Phrases, words, associations of sentences spin themselves out automatically, but have no effect: they have lost their power, their energy.
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Saying about Doris Lessing: for real pleasure a pleasure resort should have no one in it but its legitimate inhabitants, oneself, and perhaps one's friends.
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Doris Lessing Quotes: Growing up is, after all, only the understanding that one's unique and incredible experience is what every one shares.
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Doris Lessing Quote: I don't know why I still find it so hard to accept that words are faulty and by their very nature innacurate
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Quotes about Doris Lessing: The whole process of writing is a setting at a distance. That is the value of it - to the writer, and to the people who read the results of this process, which takes the raw, the individual, the uncriticized, the unexamined, into the realm of the general.
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Quote about Doris Lessing: When I was starting out, science fiction was a little genre over there, which only a few people read. But now -- where are you going to put, for example, Salman Rushdie? Or any of the South American writers? Most people get by calling them magical realists.
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Doris Lessing Sayings: Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth, very few. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend. Without people with that sort of guts a free society dies or cannot be born.
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Doris Lessing Saying: All I do is give interviews and spend time being photographed.
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Sayings about Doris Lessing: You are taken, shaken, by moments when the improbability of our lives comes over you like a fever. Everything is remarkable, people, living, events present themselves to you with the immediacy of players in some barbarous and splendid drama that it seems we are part of. You have been given new eyes.
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Saying about Doris Lessing: There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
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Doris Lessing Quotes: We've got to believe in our beautiful impossible blueprints.
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Doris Lessing Quote: 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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