Facts about Doris Lessing

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Doris Lessing is a famous Writer from England, he/she is 100 years old and still alive, born October 22, 1919.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Doris.

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Famous quotes by Doris Lessing (29)


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"Some people obtain fame, others deserve it"
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"Literature is analysis after the event"
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"It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important"
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"What's terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better"
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"If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air"
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"Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing"
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"Small things amuse small minds"
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"Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty... embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them"
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"Pearls mean tears"
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"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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"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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"Man, who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!"
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"For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying"
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"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so"
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"With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how"
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"There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be"
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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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"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"
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"What is a hero without love for mankind"
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"We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed"
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"In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better"
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"You can't be a Red if you're married to a civil servant"
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"Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel"
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"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself"
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"It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction"
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"This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there's a layer of people who run everything. But we - we're just peasants. We don't understand what's going on, and we can't do anything"
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"Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time"
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"In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools"
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"A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer"


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