Posts Tagged ‘Doris Lessing’

There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that second-best is anything but the second-best.
    —    Doris Lessing
[In a world with seven billion people, I’ve never understood what’s so bad about being the second-best at something.  …As long as you are the best at being yourself.    —    KMAB]
On This Day In:
2018 A Tough Row To Hoe
2017 Just In Case
2016 Republicans Eat Their Young
2015 Still 99%
2014 Affirming The Wall
2013 Maintain The Freedom
2012 All Good
2011 Fountains Of Life
Staying Alive

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You can only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.  I don’t know much about creative writing programs.  But they’re not telling the truth if they don’t teach, one, that writing is hard work and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
    —    Doris Lessing
New York Times interview, 1984
[Found on one of the blogs I follow:  “Interesting Literature“;  which can be found at:   http://interestingliterature.com/
The specific post can be found at:  http://interestingliterature.com/2014/04/16/10-great-quotations-from-doris-lessing/
    —    KMAB]
On This Day In:
2013 Unfortunate Evolutionary Accidents
2012 Tense (Past, Present And Future)
2011 What Is Your Preference?

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