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Doris Lessing Quotes

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
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Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Basic facts tend always to be those most easily overlooked  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Artists are the traditional interpreters of dreams and nightmares  (Doris Lessing Quotes) All my friends’ mothers were appalling women  (Doris Lessing Quotes) We’ve got to believe in our beautiful impossible blueprints  (Doris Lessing Quotes) You can’t be a Red if you’re married to a civil servant  (Doris Lessing Quotes) We, as a society, can’t tolerate very much difference  (Doris Lessing Quotes) It’s very interesting what you don’t care about  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Sentimentality is intolerable because it is false feeling  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Sometimes I think what I write is funny in its quiet way  (Doris Lessing Quotes) When there’s a war, people get married  (Doris Lessing Quotes) I have ideas that I will probably never write now  (Doris Lessing Quotes) I wasn’t an active feminist in the 60s, never have been  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Bed is the best place for reading, thinking, or doing nothing  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Envy has always hidden behind moral indignation  (Doris Lessing Quotes) You remember with what you are at the time you are remembering  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Nicknames are potent ways of cutting people down to size  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Women often get dropped from memory, and then history  (Doris Lessing Quotes) I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that ‘nothing succeeds like success  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Mother’s room, and mother’s need for privacy become a valuable lesson in respect for other people’s rights  (Doris Lessing Quotes) 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  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don’t seem to see this  (Doris Lessing Quotes) She was thirty-nine. No, she did not envy her eighteen-year- old self at all. But she did envy, envied every day more bitterly, that young girl’s genuine independence, largeness, scope, and courage  (Doris Lessing Quotes) You should write, first of all, to please yourself. You shouldn’t care a damn about anybody else at all. But writing can’t be a way of life - the important part of writing is living. You have to live in such a way that your writing emerges from it  (Doris Lessing Quotes) The freedom of women was achieved by two things: One, the Pill. Two... by labour-saving devices like the washing machine. By science, not feminism  (Doris Lessing Quotes) The cleverest trick of the Devil is that nobody believes in him. It. Her. Well, we have been very stupid  (Doris Lessing Quotes) Writers brought up in Africa have many advantages - being at the center of a modern battlefield; part of a society in rapid, dramatic change. But in a long run it can also be a handicap: to wake up every morning with one’s eyes on a fresh evidence of inhumanity; to be reminded twenty times a day of injustice, and always the same brand of it, can be limiting  (Doris Lessing Quotes) But children can’t be a center of life and a reason for being. They can be a thousand things that are delightful, interesting, satisfying, but they can’t be a well-spring to live from. Or they shouldn’t be  (Doris Lessing Quotes) It is very enjoyable, writing a story. You get this idea. It takes hold of you. And then you spend day and night thinking about how to do it. And then you do it. And much later, you think, ‘Oh, yes. That’s an interesting question.’  (Doris Lessing Quotes) ... if you have nothing, you are free to choose among dreams and fantasies.  (Doris Lessing Quotes)
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