The challenge was sent to me by Saloni at Vintage Sapience: check out the blog that has unusual art, aesthetics and poems! I’ve focused on “reading and writing” today.
The Challenge rules:
- post for 3 consecutive days
- you can pick one or three quotes per day
- challenge three different bloggers per day
All these quotes are from Doring Lessing:
“Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty-and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you.”
“Anna, there’s something very arrogant about insisting on the right to be right.”
“Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.”
Doris Lessing is my favourite author, and her writings spanned a whole lifetime – from when she was a teenager to her death at the age of 94.
Her works are a monument to a lifetime of writing, in which she spanned all genres. Year after year I wondered why she wasn’t awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and when it finally happened in 2007, it gave rise to one of her famous quotes. Getting out of a taxi in front of her house on her way back from shopping, she found out about the prize when she was assailed by a gaggle of TV reporters. Her reaction? “Oh Christ!”.
I nominate the following for this Challenge!