One of the most significant British authors and philosophers of the twentieth-century, Iris Murdoch, is best-known for her novels. Her quotes most focus on the philosophy of good and evil, morality, the power of the unconscious, as well as the sexual relationships.

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.

 

Iris Murdoch Philosophy
Iris Murdoch Philosophy

 

Through her quotes, she talks about a lot of different topics like happiness, life, love, jealousy, grief, writing as well as education. Through her words of wisdom, she unveils to us the secrets of a happy life. She also emphasized the idea that goodness is a matter of truth-seeking. Her words act as a way of bringing oneself into contact with the reality of life.

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

 

Iris Murdoch Quotes Education
Iris Murdoch Quotes Education

 

 

The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone’s life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.

 

Iris Murdoch Books
Iris Murdoch Books

 

In her quotes, we can see that the power of love and loss had been discussed. She also discusses what jealousy is in love and compares it to one of the most dreadful sins. Quotes written by Iris Murdoch were admired for their intelligence, wit, and high seriousness.

Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.

 

Iris Murdoch Wiki
Iris Murdoch Wiki

 

 

In philosophy if you aren’t moving at a snail’s pace you aren’t moving at all

 

Iris Murdoch The Sea The Sea Quotes
Iris Murdoch The Sea The Sea Quotes

 

 

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

 

Iris Murdoch Biography
Iris Murdoch Biography

 

There are a few quotes by her that distinguish her from other novelists and these words come along with a rich comic sense and a gift for analyzing the tensions and complexities of life. All of her quotes and sayings are the great pearls of wisdom that highlights the significant aspects of life by giving deep insight into them.

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

 

The Bell Iris Murdoch Quotes
The Bell Iris Murdoch Quotes

 

 

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

 

The Sea The Sea Iris Murdoch Themes
The Sea The Sea Iris Murdoch Themes

 

 

Love can’t always do work. Sometimes it just has to look into the darkness.

 

The Sea The Sea Movie
The Sea The Sea Movie

 

 

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

 

Iris Murdoch Quotes
Iris Murdoch Quotes

 

 

We can only learn to love by loving.

 

The Bell Iris Murdoch Quotess
The Bell Iris Murdoch Quotess

 

 

Falling out of love is very enlightening, for a short while you see the world with new eyes.

 

The Sea The Sea Review
The Sea The Sea Review

 

 

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

 

Iris Murdoch Goodreads
Iris Murdoch Goodreads

 

 

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

 

Iris Murdoch Poems
Iris Murdoch Poems

 

 

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

 

Iris Murdoch Love Quotes
Iris Murdoch Love Quotes

 

 

Our actions are like ships which we may watch set out to sea, and not know when or with what cargo they will return to port.

 

Iris Murdoch Quotes Educations
Iris Murdoch Quotes Educations

 

 

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

 

Iris Murdoch The Sea The Sea Quote
Iris Murdoch The Sea The Sea Quote

 

 

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

 

Iris Murdoch Biographies
Iris Murdoch Biographies

 

 

The best thing about being God would be making the heads.

 

Iris Murdoch Philosophies
Iris Murdoch Philosophies

 

 

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.

 

Iris Murdoch Wikipedia
Iris Murdoch Wikipedia

 

 

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

 

Iris Murdoch Book
Iris Murdoch Book

 

 

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

 

Iris Murdoch Themes
Iris Murdoch Themes

 

 

Love is the perception of individuals. Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real.

 

The Sea The Sea Iris Murdoch Theme
The Sea The Sea Iris Murdoch Theme

 

 

The most essential and fundamental aspect of culture is the study of literature, since this is an education in how to picture and understand human situations.

 

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch

 

 

All art is the struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.

 

Love Is The Extremely Difficult Realization
Love Is The Extremely Difficult Realization

 

 

Love is the last and secret name of all the virtues.

 

Love Is The Difficult Realization That Something Other Than Oneself Is Real
Love Is The Difficult Realization That Something Other Than Oneself Is Real

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

 

We Can Only Learn To Love By Loving
We Can Only Learn To Love By Loving

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It is difficult in life to be good, and difficult in art to portray goodness. Perhaps we don’t know much about goodness.

 

Famous Quotes
Famous Quotes

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The entry of a child into any situation changes the whole situation.

 

Under The Net Sparknotes
Under The Net Sparknotes

 

 

Most of our love is shabby stuff, but there is always a thin line of gold, the bit of pure love on which all the rest depends — and which redeems all the rest.

 

Love Is An Illusion Quote
Love Is An Illusion Quote

 

 

One should go easy on smashing other people’s lies. Better to concentrate on one’s own.

 

Love Quote Of The Day
Love Quote Of The Day

 

 

Starting a novel is opening a door on a misty landscape you can still see very little but you can smell the earth and feel the wind blowing.

 

Famous Quotes About Success
Famous Quotes About Success

 

 

It’s easier to sell junk when you’re known than works of genius when you’re unknown.

 

Famous Quotes About Love
Famous Quotes About Love

 

 

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

 

Famous Quotes About Life
Famous Quotes About Life

 

 

The sending of a letter constitutes a magical grasp upon the future.

 

Famous Quotes From Movies
Famous Quotes From Movies

 

 

What a test that is more than devotion, admiration, passion. If you long and long for someone’s company you love them.

 

Famous Quotes By Famous People
Famous Quotes By Famous People

 

 

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

 

Brainy Quotes About Life
Brainy Quotes About Life