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People from a planet without flowers would think we
by 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

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There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

Falling out of love is very enlightening.
For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
- Iris Murdoch

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

 

The absolute yearning of one human body for another
particular body and its indifference to substitutes
is one of life's major mysteries.
- Iris Murdoch

Moralistic is not moral.
And as for truth - well, it's like brown -
it's not in the spectrum.
Truth is so generic.
- Iris Murdoch

Writing is like getting married.
One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
- Iris Murdoch

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Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
- Iris Murdoch

A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
- Iris Murdoch

Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
- Iris Murdoch

I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore.
- Iris Murdoch

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
- Iris Murdoch

No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous
calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
- Iris Murdoch

I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.
- Iris Murdoch

Only lies and evil come from letting people off.
- Iris Murdoch

Anything that consoles is fake.
- Iris Murdoch

Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
- Iris Murdoch

But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
- Iris Murdoch

Philosophy!
Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think
they can digest without eating!
- Iris Murdoch

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.
The great task in life is to find reality.
- Iris Murdoch

Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
- Iris Murdoch

Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined
technique for arousing certain emotions.
- Iris Murdoch

I think being a woman is like being Irish.
Everyone says you're important and nice,
but you take second place all the same.
- 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

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
- Iris Murdoch

All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way,
virtuous.
- Iris Murdoch

We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible,
how doomed the present is.
- Iris Murdoch

Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would
rather do anything than face the gods.
- Iris Murdoch

Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up
some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.
- Iris Murdoch

One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage.
It's not a public conveyance.
- 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

We can only learn to love by loving.
- Iris Murdoch

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday
mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
- Iris Murdoch

Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker,
and a thrilling nymph.
- Iris Murdoch

In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace
you aren't moving at all.
- 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

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

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison


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