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  • 1.
    There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Martin Lynch-Gibbons, in A Severed Head, ch. 28 (1961).
  • 2.
    A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Times (London, July 6, 1989).
  • 3.
    No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. The Nice and the Good, ch. 39 (1968).

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  • 4.
    We can only learn to love by loving.
    Iris Murdoch (20th century), Anglo-Irish writer. Ed. by Carolyn Warner. The Last Word, ch. 26 (1992).

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  • 5.
    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 (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. "The Events in Our Town," The Philosopher's Pupil (1983).

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  • 6.
    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), British novelist, philosopher. "The Events in Our Town," The Philosopher's Pupil (1983).

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  • 7.
    In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Socrates, in "Above the Gods: A Dialogue about Religion," Acastos: Two Platonic Dialogues (1986).
  • 8.
    He ... was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. "The Events in Our Town," The Philosopher's Pupil (1983).

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  • 9.
    Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Levquist, in "Midsummer," pt. 1, The Book and the Brotherhood (1987).

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  • 10.
    I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.
    Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Maisie Tether, in The Message to the Planet, pt. 5 (1989).
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