Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Iris Murdoch
(1919-1999) born on
Jul 15
Irish author. "She wrote 26 thought-provoking novels, e.g., "Black Prince," 1973 and "The Good Apprentice," 1985, and "Jackson's Dilemma," 1995."

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

"All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn."
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The London Times," 15 Apr 1983."
R: ""The Black Prince.""
A: ""The Black Prince," "Bradley Pearson's Foreword," 1973."
N: "Willy Kost, in "The Nice and the Good," ch. 22, 1968."
K: "In "Times," 6 Jul 1989."

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