Iris Murdoch Quotes


26 Iris Murdoch quotes:



"The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession."
"Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out."
"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us."
"The cry of equality pulls everyone down."
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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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"Only lies and evil come from letting people off."
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"Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions."
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"Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved."
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"There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship."
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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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"I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore."
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"Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is."
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"We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is."
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"Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph."
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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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"No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base."
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"The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all."
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"We can only learn to love by loving."
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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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"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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