Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
Quote by Iris Murdoch
The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world...
Anything that consoles is fake.
Jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins
There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they...
Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go...
Only lies and evil come from letting people off.
Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a...
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to...
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore.
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than...
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life...