Posts Tagged ‘Doris Lessing’

Quote of the day, Oct. 22

October 22, 2015

Doris Lessing, on writing novels

“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.”

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Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2014

Doris Lessing, on knowledge (1969)

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

Quote of the day, Nov. 27

November 27, 2013

Doris Lessing, on libraries (1999)

“With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one—but no one at all—can tell you what to read and when and how.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2013

Doris Lessing, on learning

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

Quote of the day, July 17

July 16, 2012

Doris Lessing, on writing

“In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 20

February 19, 2012

Doris Lessing, on education

“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.”