Doris Lessing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old doris lessing quotes, doris lessing sayings, and doris lessing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way.      

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Laughter is by definition healthy.     

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...or like an old friend one has known too well and doesn't want to see.     

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The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all.     

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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.     

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Trust no friend without faults, and love a maiden, but no angel.     

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There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.     

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A story is how we construct our experiences.     

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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.     

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Bed is the best place for reading, thinking, or doing nothing.     

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All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel the roughness of a carpet under smooth soles, a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.     

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Time is the River on which the leaves of our thoughts are carried into oblivion.     

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Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape.     

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Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, amongst other creatures, in a large landscape.     

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Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says.     

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Small things amuse small minds.     

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The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all.     

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There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.     

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What of October, that ambiguous month, the month of tension, the unendurable month?     

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Small things amuse small minds.     

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Small things amuse small minds.     

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There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.     

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Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says.     

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Nicknames are potent ways of cutting people down to size.     

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