【Top 32】Doris Lessing Quotes

Cool Doris Lessing Quotes at CollectiveQuotes.

Doris Lessing Quotes
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

1.    The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


2.    For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

3.    There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

4.    We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

5.    Sometimes I think what I write is funny in its quiet way.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

6.    I hate Iran. I hate the Iranian government. It’s a cruel and evil government.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

7.    September 11 was terrible but, if one goes back over the history of the IRA, what happened to the Americans wasn’t that terrible.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

8.    What really fascinates me is this need that is so strong now that if you read a work of the imagination you instantly have to say, ‘Oh, what this really is is so-and-so,’ reducing it to a simple formula.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


9.    That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

Our other interesting quotes for your reference Simon Sinek Quotes

10.    In university they don’t tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

11.    There was a time when young people respected learning and literature and now they don’t.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

12.    What society doesn’t realize is that in the past, ordinary people respected learning. They respected books, and they don’t now, or not very much. That whole respect for serious literature and learning has disappeared.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

13.    I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I’ve been much happier unmarried than married.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

14.    It’s lovely to have money to give away – that’s the bonus of winning the Nobel.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

15.    When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

16.    What the feminists want of me is something they haven’t examined because it comes from religion. They want me to bear witness.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


17.    Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

18.    Our society is dependent on some precarious mechanisms, and they are very dicey. They can easily collapse.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

19.    There’s an unconscious bias in our society: girls are wonderful boys are terrible. And to be a boy, or young man, growing up, having to listen to all this, it must be painful.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

Our other interesting quotes for your reference Freida Pinto Quotes

20.    I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that ‘nothing succeeds like success.’    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

21.    I think kids ought to travel. I think it’s very good to carry kids around. It’s good for them. Of course it’s tough on the parents.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

22.    Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

23.    I don’t know much about creative writing programs. But they’re not telling the truth if they don’t teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

24.    It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


25.    My father was in the First World War.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

26.    When there’s a war, people get married.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

27.    I wanted to write about my mother as she should have been if she had not been messed up by World War I.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

28.    I think a lot of romanticizing has gone on with the women’s movement.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

29.    Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative – despite what current ideology says.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

Our other interesting quotes for your reference William R. Alger Quotes

30.    I don’t think that the feminist movement has done much for the characters of women.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

31.    All my friends’ mothers were appalling women.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin

32.    You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can’t say I do like it very much.    —   Doris Lessing
Share:    Share On Twitter     Share On FaceBook     Share On Linkedin


Quick Sentiment Analysis/Test: What’s Your Reaction on above Quote (select one or more checkbox)
😊 Positive 😠 Negative 😐 Neutral


If you like Doris Lessing Quotes, please share it on social media. Biographical details of Doris Lessing are available in wikipedia here.