Doris Lessing quotes

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What lies behind facts like these: that so recently one could not have said Scott was not perfect without earning at least sorrowf ...
It seems to me that we do not know nearly enough about ourselves; that we do not often enough wonder if our lives, or some events ...
War. Fighting. Men ... every man in the whole realm is in the army.... Every man in uniform ... An economy entirely geared to war ...
So that this beautiful realm of hers was held in her mind extended, or lengthened: it had been finite, bounded, known utterly and ...
Anyone could lick a child all over as if it were a puppy or a kitten--but where had that thought come from? What a strange thing t ...
I did not lose my Sirian perspectives, the Sirian scope of time and space. But I was inside, too, this civilisation's view of itse ...
But it isn't only the terror everywhere, and the fear of being conscious of it, that freezes people. It's more than that. People k ...
The point is, that the function of the novel seems to be changing; it has become an outpost of journalism; we read novels for info ...
There was a kind of shifting of the balances of my brain, of the way I had been thinking, the same kind of realignment as when, a ...
Women of the tradition to which Alice and Martha belonged are prepared to discuss menstruation or pregnancy in the frankest of det ...
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