Doris Lessing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Doris Lessing quotes, Doris Lessing sayings, and Doris Lessing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way. Doris Lessing
Laughter is by definition healthy. Doris Lessing
...or like an old friend one has known too well and doesn't want to see. Doris Lessing
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. Doris Lessing
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. Doris Lessing
Trust no friend without faults, and love a maiden, but no angel. Doris Lessing
There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth. Doris Lessing
A story is how we construct our experiences. Doris Lessing
Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this. Doris Lessing
Bed is the best place for reading, thinking, or doing nothing. Doris Lessing
All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel the roughness of a carpet under smooth soles, a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. Doris Lessing
Time is the River on which the leaves of our thoughts are carried into oblivion. Doris Lessing
Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape. Doris Lessing
Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, amongst other creatures, in a large landscape. Doris Lessing
Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says. Doris Lessing
Small things amuse small minds. Doris Lessing
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. Doris Lessing
There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing
What of October, that ambiguous month, the month of tension, the unendurable month? Doris Lessing
Small things amuse small minds. Doris Lessing
Small things amuse small minds. Doris Lessing
There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth. Doris Lessing
Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says. Doris Lessing
When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue. Doris Lessing
What of October, that ambiguous month, the month of tension, the unendurable month? Doris Lessing
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. Doris Lessing
There is nothing more boring for an intelligent woman than to spend endless amounts of time with small children. Doris Lessing
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel. Doris Lessing
If a fish is a movement embodied, given shape, then a cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air. Doris Lessing
It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important. Doris Lessing