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Айрис Мердок


Iris Murdoch

Фотография Айрис Мердок (photo Iris Murdoch)

День рождения: 15.07.1919 года
Возраст: 79 лет
Место рождения: Дублин, Ирландия
Дата смерти: 08.02.1999 года
Место смерти: Оксфорд, США

Quotes of Iris Murdoch

Писательница, философ.

  • ⋅A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅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. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way. /Iris Murdoch
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  • ⋅Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating! /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the faade of his appearance. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅The cry of equality pulls everyone down. /Iris Murdoch
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  • ⋅Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅We can only learn to love by loving. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. /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 ever murderous obsession. /Iris Murdoch
  • ⋅Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge. /Iris Murdoch
Goss Malone
Omalone1 16.07.2019 07:48:16
Women think that all men are equal, and this is their strength, men think all women are different - it destroys them.

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