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

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

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

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

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Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved.
Bereavement
Iris Murdoch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun