Iris Murdoch

"Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Message to the Planet"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!"

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Book and the Brotherhood"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We can only learn to love by loving."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I think being a woman is like being Irish.... Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Red and the Green"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You cannot have both truth and what you call civilization."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "A Severed Head"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Message to the Planet"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "A Severed Head"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)