Facts about Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch was a famous Author from Ireland, who lived between July 15, 1919 and February 8, 1999.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Iris, under the main topic Equality.

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Famous quotes by Iris Murdoch (32)


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"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us"
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"Only lies and evil come from letting people off"
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"He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out"
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"Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods"
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"Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream"
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"Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions"
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"In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way"
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"Anything that consoles is fake"
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"We can only learn to love by loving"
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"The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries"
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"In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all"
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"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self"
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"No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base"
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"I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same"
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"I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped"
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"Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously"
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"Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes"
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"All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous"
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"Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference"
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"Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real"
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"I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore"
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"Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph"
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"A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia"
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"Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck"
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"Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!"
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"One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance"
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"Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth - well, it's like brown - it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic"
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"Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is"
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"But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art"
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"Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out"
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"Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end"
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"The cry of equality pulls everyone down"


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