Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
I don't think that Women's Liberation will change much though -- not because there is anything wrong with their aims, but because it is already clear that the whole world is being shaken into a new pattern by the cataclysms we are living through: probably by the time we are through, if we do get through at all, the aims of Women's Liberation will look very small and quaint.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The smell of manure, of sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head; two steps farther, and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds - rich chocolate earth studded emerald green, frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But it isn't only the terror everywhere, and the fear of being conscious of it, that freezes people. It's more than that. People know they are in a society dead or dying. They are refusing emotion because at the end of very emotion are property, money, power. They work and despise their work, and so freeze themselves. They love but know that it's a half- love or a twisted love, and so they freeze themselves.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The critics slap labels on you and then expect you to talk inside their terms.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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