Quotes by Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch
Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real. |

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

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We can only learn to love by loving. |

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

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

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

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