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About Doris Lessing
British-Zimbabwean writer Doris Lessing wrote professionally for more than 60 years. Mainly known for her novels, she also published short stories, poetry, drama, libretto and biographies. Her first novel, “The Grass Is Singing” was published in 1950. Her notable novels also include “The Golden Notebook”, “Children of Violence” and “The Good Terrorist”.
She was the daughter of a nurse, Emily Maude and a World War I veteran-turned-bank clerk, Captain Alfred Tayler. She was raised in Iran, where her father worked at a bank, until the age of five when her family moved to Zimbabwe (then known as the Colony of Southern Rhodesia).
She had two children with her first husband, Frank Charles Wisdom and a son with her second husband, Gottfried Anton Nicolai Lessing who was a German lawyer and political activist.
She was the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient. She also won a Somerset Maugham Award and a WH Smith Literary Award amongst others.
She died at 94 years old on November 17, 2013.
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Famous quotes by Doris Lessing
All my friends' mothers were appalling women.Doris Lessing
For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.Doris Lessing
I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I've been much happier unmarried than married.Doris Lessing
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
I don't think that the feminist movement has done much for the characters of women.Doris Lessing
I hate Iran. I hate the Iranian government. It's a cruel and evil government.Doris Lessing
I think a lot of romanticizing has gone on with the women's movement.Doris Lessing
I think kids ought to travel. I think it's very good to carry kids around. It's good for them. Of course it's tough on the parents.Doris Lessing
I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'Doris Lessing
I wanted to write about my mother as she should have been if she had not been messed up by World War I.Doris Lessing
In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.Doris Lessing
It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.Doris Lessing
It's lovely to have money to give away - that's the bonus of winning the Nobel.Doris Lessing
Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says.Doris Lessing
My father was in the First World War.Doris Lessing
Our society is dependent on some precarious mechanisms, and they are very dicey. They can easily collapse.Doris Lessing
September 11 was terrible but, if one goes back over the history of the IRA, what happened to the Americans wasn't that terrible.Doris Lessing
Sometimes I think what I write is funny in its quiet way.Doris Lessing
Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.Doris Lessing
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.Doris Lessing
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.Doris Lessing
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.Doris Lessing
There was a time when young people respected learning and literature and now they don't.Doris Lessing
There's an unconscious bias in our society: girls are wonderful boys are terrible. And to be a boy, or young man, growing up, having to listen to all this, it must be painful.Doris Lessing
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.Doris Lessing
We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.Doris Lessing
What really fascinates me is this need that is so strong now that if you read a work of the imagination you instantly have to say, 'Oh, what this really is is so-and-so,' reducing it to a simple formula.Doris Lessing
What society doesn't realize is that in the past, ordinary people respected learning. They respected books, and they don't now, or not very much. That whole respect for serious literature and learning has disappeared.Doris Lessing
What the feminists want of me is something they haven't examined because it comes from religion. They want me to bear witness.Doris Lessing
When there's a war, people get married.Doris Lessing
When you're young you think that you're going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.Doris Lessing
You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can't say I do like it very much.Doris Lessing
F.A.Q. about Doris Lessing
When is her birthday?
Doris Lessing's birthday is on October 22, 1919.
In how many days is her birthday?
Doris' birthday is in 325 days
How old was Doris when she died?
She was 94 years old.
When did she die?
She died in November 17, 2013.
How old would she be today?
Doris Lessing would be 102 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Doris from?
She was born in Kermanshah, Persia (Iran).
Doris Lessing's Popularity
Doris Lessing was a famous Iranian-English author and poet, who was born on October 22, 1919. As a person born on this date, Doris Lessing is listed in our database as the 53rd most popular celebrity for the day (October 22) and the 15th most popular for the year (1919).
People born on October 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Doris Lessing is the 1355th most popular Libra.
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