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Iris Murdoch
(1919-1999) born on
Jul 15
Irish author. She wrote 26 thought-provoking novels, e.g., "Black Prince," 1973 and "The Good Apprentice," 1985, and "Jackson's Dilemma," 1995.
         
   
F
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.

R
All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn.
A
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
N
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
K
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The London Times," 15 Apr 1983.
R: "The Black Prince."
A: "The Black Prince," "Bradley Pearson's Foreword," 1973.
N: Willy Kost, in "The Nice and the Good," ch. 22, 1968.
K: In "Times," 6 Jul 1989.
   


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