Choose language

Forgot your password?

Need a Spoofbox account? Create one for FREE!

No subscription or hidden extras


Doris Lessing

Read through the most famous quotes from Doris Lessing

There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.

— Doris Lessing

#on-fiction #storytelling #truth #truth-telling #job

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

— Doris Lessing


As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable.

— Doris Lessing


What's terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.

— Doris Lessing

#capable #first-rate #know #like #love

I am a person who continually destroys the possibilities of a future because of the numbers of alternative viewpoints I can focus on the present.

— Doris Lessing

#planning #focus

For she was of that generation who, having found nothing in religion, had formed themselves through literature.

— Doris Lessing


You simply don't get to be wise, mature, etc., unless you've been a raving cannibal for thirty years or so.

— Doris Lessing


Little Tamar, forget the long ago. We are here and we are now, and that is all. We are making a new start.

— Doris Lessing


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.

— Doris Lessing

#climates #confined #democratic #free #how

Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty.

— Doris Lessing

#books #reading #age

About Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing Quotes

Did you know about Doris Lessing?

When asked why Doris Lessing explained:

Doris Lessing Society
The Doris Lessing Society is dedicated to supporting the scholarly study of Lessing’s work. Alfred Tayler and his wife moved to Kermanshah Iran in order to take up a job as a clerk for the Imperial Bank of Persia and it was there that Doris was born in 1919.

Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; born 22 October 1919) is a British novelist poet playwright librettist biographer and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing (1950) the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence (1952–69) The Golden Notebook (1962) The Good Terrorist (1985) and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives (1979–1983).

back to top