Iris Murdoch citations
Date de naissance: 15. juillet 1919
Date de décès: 8. février 1999
Autres noms: آیریس مرداک
Iris Murdoch est une écrivain britannique.
Citations Iris Murdoch
„The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick or a self-destroying or even murderous obsession.“
— Iris Murdoch, livre The Philosopher's Pupil
Context: The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick or a self-destroying or even murderous obsession. Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge. The Philosopher's Pupil (1983) p. 76.
„Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real. Love, and so art and morals, is the discovery of reality.“
— Iris Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature
"The Sublime and the Good", in the Chicago Review, Vol. 13 Issue 3 (Autumn 1959) p. 51.
„I think being a woman is like being Irish… Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same.“
— Iris Murdoch, livre The Red and the Green
The Red and the Green (1965), ch. 2, p. 30.
„Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.“
— Iris Murdoch, livre The Black Prince
The Black Prince (1973); 2003, p. 10.
„People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.“
— Iris Murdoch, livre A Fairly Honourable Defeat
A Fairly Honourable Defeat (1970); 2001, p. 170.
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