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Iris Murdoch

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Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

— Iris Murdoch

#realization #love

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

— Iris Murdoch

#ireland #irish #women #feminism

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

— Iris Murdoch

#commit #getting #getting married #like #luck

We can only learn to love by loving.

— Iris Murdoch

#learn #loving #only #to love

The most essential and fundamental aspect of culture is the study of literature, since this is an education in how to picture and understand human situations.

— Iris Murdoch


Only the very greatest art invigorates without consoling.

— Iris Murdoch


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

— Iris Murdoch

#distant #hear #other #ours #people

As we live our precarious lives on the brink of the void, constantly coming closer to a state of nonbeing, we are all too often aware of our fragitlity.

— Iris Murdoch

#mortality #life

Our actions are like ships which we may watch set out to sea, and not know when or with what cargo they will return to port.

— Iris Murdoch

#consequences #karma #pay-it-forward #reciprocity #responsibility

Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved

— Iris Murdoch

#darkness #grief #imagination

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In a BBC Radio 4 discussion of Murdoch and her work in 2009 Wilson assented to Bidisha's view that Murdoch's philosophical output consisted of nothing but "GCSE-style" essays on Plato and even suggested that Murdoch's later philosophical work "Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals" was a mistake that precipitated Murdoch into Alzheimers. Wilson's record that Murdoch regretted the sympathetic portrayal of the Irish nationalist cause Iris Murdoch had given earlier in The Red and the Green and a competing defence of the book at Caen in 1978. N.

Her first publiIris Murdochd novel Under the Net was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987 Iris Murdoch was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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