Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch

Then I felt too that I might take this opportunity to tie up a few loose ends, only of course loose ends can never be properly tied, one is always producing new ones. Time, like the sea, unties all knots. Judgements on people are never final, they emerge from summings up which at once suggest the need of a reconsideration. Human arrangements are nothing but loose ends and hazy reckoning, whatever art may otherwise pretend in order to console us.More Iris Murdoch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hate solitude, but I'm afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. The company which I need is the company which a pub or a cafe will provide. I have never wanted a communion of souls. It's already hard enough to tell the truth to oneself.More Iris Murdoch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Socrates wrote nothing. Christ wrote nothing.More Iris Murdoch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
... when caught unawares I usually tell the truth, and what's duller than that?More Iris Murdoch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.More Iris Murdoch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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