43 Total Quotes

Doris Lessing Quotes Page 2

Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty... embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them.
Doris Lessing
#English Writer

I have found it to be true that the older I've become the better my life has become.
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#Age And Aging

For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
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#English Writer

What's terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.
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#English Writer

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
Doris Lessing
#English Writer #American Historian

We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.
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#English Writer

Laughter is by definition healthy.
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#Laughter

Man, who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!
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#English Writer

There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
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#English Writer

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
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#English Writer

This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there's a layer of people who run everything. But we - we're just peasants. We don't understand what's going on, and we can't do anything.
Doris Lessing
#English Writer

You can't be a Red if you're married to a civil servant.
Doris Lessing
#English Writer