Best Quotes by Iris Murdoch (Top 10)

  1. Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
  2. Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
  3. People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
  4. We can only learn to love by loving.
  5. One of the secrets of a happy life is continous small treats.
  6. Education doesn't make you happy. Nor does freedom. We don't become happy just because we're free "“ if we are. Or because we've been educated "“ if we have. But because education may be the means by which we realize we are happy. It opens our eyes, our ears, tells us where delights are lurking, convinces us that there is only one freedom of any importance whatsoever, that of the mind, and gives us the assurance "“ the confidence "“ to walk the path our mind, our educated mind, offers.
  7. Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.
  8. Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
  9. 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.
  10. The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

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