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Iris Murdoch Quotes


26 Iris Murdoch quotes:



"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Home Quotes
"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats"
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Future Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: People Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Love Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!"
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Men Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out."
"Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Charming Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"The cry of equality pulls everyone down."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Equality Quotes Irish Author 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."
"Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"Only lies and evil come from letting people off."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Evil Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"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."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Love Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"We can only learn to love by loving."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Learning Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Luck Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Life Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all."
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"Man's creative struggle, his search for wisdom and truth, is a love story"
Author: Murdoch Quotes Category: Love Quotes



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