Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch

Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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    Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)

    Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)

    The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognised as love at all.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)

    One doesn’t have to get anywhere in a marriage. It’s not a public conveyance.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)

    I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)