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Doris Lessing
(1919-2013) born on
Oct 22
English author, playwright. Her works concern people in social and political upheaval;"Children of Violence," 1951-69.
         
   
F
In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.

R
Small things amuse small minds.
A
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
N
In the writing process, the more the story cooks, the better. The brain works for you even when you are at rest. I find dreams particularly useful. . . . You can only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.
K
What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate, that you don't need love when you do or that you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Martha Quest," pt. III, ch. 2.
R: "A Woman on a Roof,' in "A Man and Two Women."
A: "The Four-Gated City," 1969.
N: In "The New York Times," 22 Apr 1984.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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