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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.
Love can't always do work. Sometimes it just has to look into the darkness.
There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
... where does one person end and another person begin?
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.
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