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 is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life but in a new way. Doris Lessing
Parents should leave books lying around marked 'forbidden' if they want their children to read. Doris Lessing
Kittens, kittens, showers of kittens, visitations of kittens. So many, you see them as Kitten, like leaves growing on a bare branch, staying heavy and green, then falling, exactly the same every year. People coming to visit say: What happened to that lovely kitten? What lovely kitten? They are all lovely kittens. Doris Lessing
The kitten was six weeks old. It was enchanting, a delicate fairy-tale cat, whose Siamese genes showed in the shape of the face, ears, tail, and the subtle lines of its body. She sat, a tiny thing, in the middle of a yellow carpet, surrounded by five worshippers, not at all afraid of us. Then she stalked around that floor of the house, inspecting every inch of it, climbed up on to my bed, crept under the fold of a sheet, and was at home. Doris Lessing