Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
In times of war, as everyone knows, who has lived through one, or talked to soldiers when they are allowing themselves to remember the truth, and not the sentimentalities with which we all shield ourselves from the horrors of which we are capable ... in times of war we revert, as a species, to the past, and are permitted to be brutal and cruel. It is for this reason, and of course others, that a great many people enjoy war. But this is one of the facts about war that is not often talked about.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You should write, first of all, to please yourself. You shouldn't care a damn about anybody else at all. But writing can't be a way of life - the important part of writing is living. You have to live in such a way that your writing emerges from it.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think novelists perform many useful tasks for their fellow citizens, but one of the most valuable is this: to enable us to see ourselves as others see us.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Doris Lessing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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