Also, the rules of this particular game demanded that it was not enough to say: So and so disagrees with us, who are the possessors of evident truth. It had to also be said: So and so is evil, corrupt, sexually depraved, and so on.

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: British

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What the feminists want of me is something they haven't examined because it comes from religion. They want me to bear witness.

Sarah and William's unhappiness, their quarrelling, had probably attracted the mongol child—yes, yes, of course she knew one shouldn't call them mongol.

They're a bunch of Jews, too,' said Donovan gracefully. ‘After knowing me for so long, you should have learned discrimination.

All my friends' mothers were appalling women.

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.

A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.

I never thought of London in terms of possible heroes - of course, there are thousands. It's a very talented city.

The truth was, she was becoming more and more uncomfortably conscious not only that the things she said, and a good many of the things she thought, had been taken down off a rack and put on, but that what she really felt was something else again.

My father was always so mingled with rage at his life.

I would not be at all surprised to find out... that the dimensions of buildings affect us in ways we don't guess.

As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable.

For many thousands of years people had looked at expensive heads of hair and thought of how much food and warmth they represented, so obviously it was a thought of no use at all, so why bother to have it? But thoughts of this sort did go ticking on, useless or not.

The thing is, I haven't changed at all.

I don't think I really saw people except as appendages to my needs. It's only now, looking back, that I understand, but at the time I lived in a brilliantly lit haze, shifting and flickering according to my changing desires. Of course, that is only a description of being young.