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AyushiBalani: Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who'd be kind to me. That's what people really want, if they are telling the truth. - Doris Lessing

Sian_L_S: though they try often enough…People who love literature have at least part of their minds immune from indoctrination. If you read, you can learn to think for yourself” – Doris Lessing

PQuadrino: the one I remember most is The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

ShuvongkarB: "Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." —Doris Lessing

Perelandra1: On page 97 of 256 of Going Home, by Doris Lessing

10mhardbacks: Everyone needs to read The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing and then write in the good notebook every day

CbtuDelaware: Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions impossible.--Doris Lessing

contentmo: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

hoppingbeer: 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;age -0t057

michael_belyea: Liam, I don’t think you see yourself as others do. It is quite possible you are not a Marx or a Hume or a DeNiro or a Doris Lessing. Welcome to the club. But you’re good!

AllOnFire: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

LaurieThurston1: 5 of 5 stars to The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing

RandomQ85433955: That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way. ~ Doris Lessing

SallyBayley1: Doris Lessing back in 1992 — “Obtuse Political correctness” had become, Lessing said, “a kind of mildew blighting the whole world,” particularly academic and intellectual circles—a “self-perpetuating machine for dulling thought.” (1/2)

alexconnorwrite: 'Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.' Doris Lessing

e_auladeingles: “The two women were alone in the London flat. ‘The point is,’ said Anna, as her friend came back from the telephone on the landing, ‘the point is, that as far as I can see, everything’s cracking up.’ ” The Golden Notebook ~ Doris Lessing

BarikatulHikmah: im still thinking of doris lessing’s level of mental security

DiscernmentX: And yet, inside a year, five years, a decade, five decades, people will be asking, ‘How could they have believed that?’ because events will have taken place that will have banished the said mass emotions to the dustbin of history.” –Doris Lessing, Prisons We Choose to Live Inside

kbert: 32 Candles by Ernessa T Carter The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett The Black Veins by Ashia Monet Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson The Bones of Ruin by me The Golden Notebook & other books by Doris Lessing

kingmidasgold2: OLIVE SCHREINER - THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM - DORIS LESSING

StirnaGun: Nekas nav mūžīgs. Pat impērijas. "When I was a girl, the idea that the British Empire could ever end was absolutely inconceivable. And it just disappeared, like all the other empires". Doris Lessing

idesofavril: Another book that freaked me out was The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing. I chanced up on it in a second hand book sale the year she got the Nobel and picked it up for that reason. Terrible decision. Finished it and hated it so much.

philobits: “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” – Doris Lessing, The Four-Gated City

PearlRiverFlow: Just using Twitter as a way to send a note to myself: The Sirian Experiments by Doris Lessing

CandyFrank8: It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important. - Doris Lessing

UNalignedFin: Doris Lessing: Subjecting a Divided Civilisation to Scrutiny: Doris Lessing, a female writer who weighed in on the feminist front and who wrote about persecution, intolerance and injustice.

tbitbandroid: One or three. I did the complete works of Doris Lessing this week. I've been depressed.

audriemck: “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” Doris Lessing

TherapySE12: “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” — Doris Lessing

nosocksbirrell: “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” Doris Lessing Tijana Lukovic

VisibleGoldRN: “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” Doris Lessing Tijana Lukovic

iMoGalore: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

VinceSchembri: Trial and error, and then when you’ve found your needs, what feeds you, what is your instinctive rhythm and routine, then cherish it. - Doris Lessing

DaronLarson: “…And yet, inside a year, five years, a decade, five decades, people will be asking, ‘How could you have believed that?’ because events will have taken place that will have banished the said mass emotions to the dustbin of history.” Doris Lessing

VirgilioClerigo: Any recommendations on Sufism/Islamic mysticism to someone with no knowledge of that world? I remember I buying the audio version of a book from Doris Lessing years ago - but thought it was really cringe

at_oasis: Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth, very few. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend. Without people with that sort of guts a free society dies or cannot be born. PS. - Doris Lessing

osmie: Time for another couple of book polls! First up: what book should I BUY next? • NEW YORK 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson • LOVE, AGAIN, Doris Lessing • MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE, Robin Sloan • THE DEATH OF THE GODS, Dmitri Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

colouroflead: Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who'd be kind to me. Doris Lessing

GamesButAlsoArt: Is this art? The game Super Mario Strikers but with narrative design by Doris Lessing and character design by Tom Ford.

PaulCogan16: “There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” —Doris Lessing

jesslcotton: From Doris Lessing’s autobiography part two

contentmo: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

Burzulvl: Do you know what people really want? Everyone,I mean.Everybody in the world is thinkingI wish there was just one other person I could really talk to,who could really understand me who’d be kind to me.That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth. Doris Lessing

AllOnFire: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

UshaVishwakarma: Do you know what people really want? Everyone,I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking:I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to,who could really understand me,who’d be kind to me.That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth....Doris Lessing

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dharamvirtanwa4: Do you know what people really want? Everyone, Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me. That’s what people really want if they’re telling the truth. Doris Lessing

AbdulHaseeb29o: Do you know what people really want?Everyone,I mean.Everybody in the world is thinking:I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to,who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me.That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth. ~Doris Lessing

SchoolDepotCoUk: Lessing, Doris

waynedmarshall: "Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." —Doris Lessing

teandoranges: I haven't read Doris Lessing in ages. It's been over a decade since "The Golden Notebook" which I strangely liked bc I have weird taste and figured "Particularly Cats" will fit a mood at some point. 1967 nonfiction.

rpcremins: “Sometimes I think the one form of experience people are incapable of learning from is the political experience.”—from Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook (1962).

damiankelleher: A Book, Read, No. 49 of 2022. Doris Lessing - The Black Madonna

marvinmitchz: Random quotes 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

PoetNotRockStar: “You can only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.” — Doris Lessing

MacroMentors: “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” Doris Lessing

Perelandra1: On page 68 of 256 of Going Home, by Doris Lessing

KeebRDB: "Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." —Doris Lessing

botthistweet: 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

iMoGalore: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

MrEmersonRoom: “Whatever you are meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible” — Doris Lessing Hope you seize the Thursday! Sophia Loren | 1957

writersdoings: When reporters in 2007 told Doris Lessing that she had won the Nobel Prize for literature, she said, “I couldn’t care less.”

tbitbandroid: One or three. I did the complete works of Doris Lessing this week. I've been depressed.

HarrisFootball: I read The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing for the first time in an undergrad postmodern fiction class and loved it so much I think I’ve got everything Lessing ever wrote, autobiographies, biographies, et al. Thinky/philosophical about what it’s like to feel yourself cracking up

elemental_facts: Doris Lessing cited Zinc as one of her main influences.

DedicatioQuotes: Man - who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance! ~ Doris Lessing

elemental_facts: Doris Lessing cited Europium as one of her main influences.

LHeather6: MGTOW Interview with Doris Lessing 2001

enough32: I am just now reading Doris Lessing's "Shikasta" which is a remarkable (if heavy going) reworking of myth, legend and all human history from before the Fall to the present. Her premise - which I DON'T at all agree with - is that individualism is a disease.

welfordwrites: There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth. Doris May Lessing

claseur: "They savaged each other, and what they were creating was critics, not writers. I'm prepared to bet on that." Doris Lessing

IdriesShah: What’s the point of a wise fool? Author Doris Lessing explained that “[Nasrudin's] antics are parallels of the mind's workings, designed to amuse the teahouses, but also for use on other levels.” Find our collection of Nasrudin stories here:

LuisFernandoGm6: An example of ideological dogmatism: “Yet the men patronised her, they thought nothing of her capacity for political thought. It was because she could not, or would not, use the jargon. But she grasped points quickly and put them in simple terms” Lessing

RadFemCollectiv: “Women are the cowards they are because they have been semi-slaves for so long.” ― Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

contentmo: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

AAPublishingLLC: “Think wrong, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.” – Doris Lessing – British Writer – The Editors

adriennelaf_ebx: Or, as Doris Lessing’s dad used to be true, it just might be naturally sticky.

AllOnFire: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

nazir55412: "Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel." Doris Lessing ETERNAL LOVE FOR UMAR RIAZ

n3djm: "Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." — Doris Lessing

bookscrolling: Ranking Author Doris Lessing’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

jill_a: 4 of 5 stars to The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

Bodyisturd: Doris Lessing won a Nobel and still somehow feels too ignored to me

so_contrary: "That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way." Doris Lessing, The Four-Gated City

huberthuzzah: "The Jubilee weekend isn’t just an opportunity for us to reflect on the 70 years "it is your patriotic duty to do just that". Keir Starmer 2022. "Has anyone ever thought of suing a government that reneges on its promises?" Doris Lessing (Letters 1949-1962)

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BarnabyHM: 'The Golden Notebook' by Doris Lessing

ftmensch: just described doris lessing as my favorite manpilled communist lady

kerbfrog: Reading some of Doris Lessing's short stories.

iMoGalore: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

kingmidasgold2: OLIVE SCHREINER - THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM - DORIS LESSING

RabhelaniM: Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison and Nadine Gordimer helped mainstream the stories of women largely overlooked by the 20th century literary world. The wild dissident frontier woman, the liberal white girl against apartheid and a black woman existing without the white gaze validation.

daja57: "Communes. Squats. If you don't take care that's what they become - people sitting around discussing their shitty childhoods. ... Or is that what you want? A sort of permanent encounter group. Everything turns into that, if you let it."

Raaga_Suresh: Reading Doris Lessing's 'Golden Notebooks'. What an amazing control over her craft. Not a single word wasted.

RabhelaniM: A Zimbabwe is number on this list. I'll always be proud of home girl Doris Lessing from Bulawayo. 10 inspiring female writers you need to read

mautweets2u: under socialism i'd prolly finally have the time to read all the doris lessing books from her sci-fi sufism phase

GrantRintoul: Important to remember "the shortest acquaintance with politics should be enough to teach anyone that listening to the words people use is the longest way round to an understanding of what is going on." (Doris Lessing)

tinasan05806292: To all the men who haven't read women authors:here's a start.I would add more, including: Buchi Emecheta, Doris Lessing, Alice Munro, Clarice Lispector, Louise Erdrich, Jenny Diski....

contentmo: There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

phenmetz: Worth reading. Comments too. I didn't have time for all the comments but am sure some of us will have a grudge about the oversights. (Doris Lessing has to be there somewhere!)



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