This is a reblog from December 17, 2015. I’m in the throes of pre-vacation, so apologies for not working up the inspiration for fresh quotes – though I do stand by these!
This time round, the challenge was sent to me by Pamela at beeorganizedwithpamela: her posts offer effective and humorous tips that help me maintain some kind of control over the entropy of things material… which is a pretty tall order!
The Challenge rules:
- post for 3 consecutive days
- you can pick one or three quotes per day
- challenge three different bloggers per day
This set of quotes from Doris Lessing are on “reading and writing”.
“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!