Iris Murdoch

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

– Iris Murdoch

Our destiny can be examined, but it cannot be justified or totally explained. We are simply here.

– Iris Murdoch

Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.
– Iris Murdoch

We can only learn to love by loving.
– Iris Murdoch

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
– Iris Murdoch