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Iris Murdoch Quotes about Friendship
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There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

Related topics: Friendship Relationship Romantic Love Marriage

Falling out of love is very enlightening.
For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
- Iris Murdoch

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

People from a planet without flowers would think we
must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch

 

One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage.
It's not a public conveyance.
- Iris Murdoch

Moralistic is not moral.
And as for truth - well, it's like brown -
it's not in the spectrum.
Truth is so generic.
- Iris Murdoch

Anything that consoles is fake.
- Iris Murdoch

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Philosophy!
Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think
they can digest without eating!
- Iris Murdoch

Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would
rather do anything than face the gods.
- Iris Murdoch

Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined
technique for arousing certain emotions.
- Iris Murdoch

I think being a woman is like being Irish.
Everyone says you're important and nice,
but you take second place all the same.
- Iris Murdoch

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
- Iris Murdoch

We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible,
how doomed the present is.
- Iris Murdoch

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday
mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
- Iris Murdoch

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.
The great task in life is to find reality.
- Iris Murdoch

Writing is like getting married.
One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
- Iris Murdoch

We can only learn to love by loving.
- Iris Murdoch

Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
- Iris Murdoch

He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual
muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.
- Iris Murdoch

Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker,
and a thrilling nymph.
- Iris Murdoch

The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is,
in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent
to abolishing the catastrophe.
- Iris Murdoch

Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
- Iris Murdoch

I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore.
- Iris Murdoch

The absolute yearning of one human body for another
particular body and its indifference to substitutes
is one of life's major mysteries.
- Iris Murdoch

Only lies and evil come from letting people off.
- Iris Murdoch

I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.
- Iris Murdoch

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
- Iris Murdoch

But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
- Iris Murdoch

Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up
some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.
- Iris Murdoch

In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace
you aren't moving at all.
- Iris Murdoch

A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
- Iris Murdoch

All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way,
virtuous.
- Iris Murdoch

No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous
calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
- Iris Murdoch

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
- Iris Murdoch

Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
- Iris Murdoch

The priesthood is a marriage.
People often start by falling in love,
and they go on for years without realizing that love
must change into some other love which is so unlike
it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.
- Iris Murdoch

In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner.
A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible,
of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
- Iris Murdoch

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships;
it softens the heart,
and even affects the nervous system
of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

No persons are more frequently wrong,
than those who will not admit they are wrong.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

No matter what happens, someone will find a way
to take it too seriously.
- Dave Barry

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
- Carl Jung

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Know that love has no limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

No one is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung


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