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Doris Lessing

Data di nascita: 22. Ottobre 1919
Data di morte: 17. Novembre 2013
Altri nomi: Дорис Лессинг, Doris May Lessing

Doris May Lessing, nata Tayler , è stata una scrittrice britannica.

Ha vinto il premio Nobel per la letteratura 2007 con la seguente motivazione: «cantrice dell'esperienza femminile che con scetticismo, passione e potere visionario ha messo sotto esame una civiltà divisa».

Frasi Doris Lessing

„La narrativa spaziale o scientifica è diventata un dialetto per la nostra epoca.“

—  Doris Lessing

Origine: «Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time». Citato in The Guardian, Londra, 7 novembre 1988; citato in Robert Andrews, The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations, Penguin UK, 2003.

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„Nessuno di voi chiede qualcosa, ma tutto, e solo finché ne avete bisogno.“

—  Doris Lessing

Origine: Da Il taccuino d'oro, traduzione di M. Serini, Feltrinelli.

„All political movements are like this — we are in the right, everyone else is in the wrong. The people on our own side who disagree with us are heretics, and they start becoming enemies.“

—  Doris Lessing

Salon interview (1997)
Contesto: All political movements are like this — we are in the right, everyone else is in the wrong. The people on our own side who disagree with us are heretics, and they start becoming enemies. With it comes an absolute conviction of your own moral superiority. There's oversimplification in everything, and a terror of flexibility.

„Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this:
"You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination.“

—  Doris Lessing, libro The Golden Notebook

Introduction (1971)
The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contesto: Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this:
"You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society."

„What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.“

—  Doris Lessing, libro The Golden Notebook

Anna Wulf, in "Free Women: 2"<!-- 255 -->
Origine: The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contesto: It seems to me like this. It's not a terrible thing — I mean, it may be terrible, but it's not damaging, it's not poisoning, to do without something one really wants. It's not bad to say: My work is not what I really want, I'm capable of doing something bigger. Or I'm a person who needs love, and I'm doing without it. What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.

„Trust no friend without faults, and love a maiden, but no angel.“

—  Doris Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, as quoted in Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources (1899) by James Wood, p. 499
Misattributed

„There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.“

—  Doris Lessing

Origine: Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949

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