The best Quotes by Iris Murdoch

The best Quotes by Iris Murdoch

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish and British novelist and philosopher.

Anything that consoles is fake.
Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
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Even a short stay in Dublin is like walking into literary history, accompanied by music.
My Dublin wasn't the Dublin of sing-songs, traditional music, sense of history and place and community.
I'm just a kid that defied the odds. I'm just a kid that ignored the doubt. I'm just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I'm going to continue to go all the way.
When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.
Dublin is one of my favourite cities. It's an absolutely amazing place.
I've only been to Dublin once, and I had a great time. I got completely soaked because it was rainy.
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Dublin - which is kinda the same.
You can leave Dublin, but it will never leave you.
Well, there's one thing: they can't order me to stop dreaming.
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Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?
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So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.
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And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Revelation - 7, 17
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He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Revelation - 21, 4
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Philosophy is basically thinking about thinking. Which sounds like a waste of time, because it is.
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"Put more than one philosopher together and you'll birth an argument," Erlin commented. "A truism I've observed the world over. In fact, I once saw one argue with himself, it got quite violent in the end."
Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 3: Queen of Fire
Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Philosophy is dead. Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
Stephen Hawking - May 2011
If you're concious, you exist. Philosophy Science 101 motherf*ckers.
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Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That's how they define reality. But what does it mean to be correct or true? Merely vague concepts. Their reality may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?
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I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.
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Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure it was real? What if you were unable to awake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world, and the real world?
Morpheus in The Matrix
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That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.
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Reality is the stillness buried deep beneath the illusion.
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The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
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I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024
I'm looking to do everything that I possibly can to get better in every aspect, whether that's scoring, defending, rebounding, passing, i'm really just excited to be playing against professionals and learning from them and just seeing where that takes me.
Sky is the limit for her and what she can do on the court, in terms of her impact in the game but also the court as well... It's been fun to watch her journey.
Stephen Curry - February 2024

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