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Doris Lessing
October 22, 1919 -
Nationality: English
Category: Writer
Subcategory: English Writer

We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.


That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.


Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.


You can't be a Red if you're married to a civil servant.


Man, who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!


Small things amuse small minds.


In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.


It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.


I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.


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