Iris Murdoch Quotes
Brief author info: Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) Irish writer, novelist, essayist, and philosopher; first works in philosophy; later, explored philosophic ideas in novels; works typically deal with nature of freedom and love; often incorporates gothic elements; known for wit, imagination, and comic inventiveness.
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We can only learn to love by loving.
There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
To be a complete victim may be another source of power.
Only lies and evil come from letting people off.
Every artist is an unhappy lover. And unhappy lovers want to tell their story.
The bottomless bitter misery of childhood: how little even now it is understood. Probably no adult misery can be compared with a child's despair.
A death is the most terrible of facts.
We re all muddlers. The thing is to see is when one's got to stop muddling.
Just let them come, visit, like birds.
The human soul is not framed for continued proximity, and the result of this enforced neighbourhood is often an appalling loneliness for which the rules of the game forbid assuagement.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.