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Doris Lessing

Data de nascimento: 22. Outubro 1919
Data de falecimento: 17. Novembro 2013
Outros nomes: Дорис Лессинг, Doris May Lessing

Doris Lessing CH, nascida Doris May Tayler , foi uma escritora britânica.

Autora de obra prolífica, que inclui trabalhos como as novelas The Grass is Singing e The Golden Notebook, sua obra cobre um vasto leque estilístico, indo da autobiografia à ficção científica, com claras influências do modernismo. Foi galardoada com o Nobel de Literatura de 2007, tendo a Academia Sueca apontado, como razão determinante, a existência na sua obra de características que fazem dela "a contadora épica da experiência feminina, que com cepticismo, ardor e uma força visionária escrutinou uma civilização dividida". Doris Lessing é a 11.ª mulher a ganhar este galardão nos seus 89 anos de história e a pessoa mais idosa que jamais o recebeu.

Citações Doris Lessing

„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)
Contexto: 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, livro The Golden Notebook

Introduction (1971)
The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contexto: 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, livro The Golden Notebook

Anna Wulf, in "Free Women: 2"<!-- 255 -->
Fonte: The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contexto: 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
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„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, livro The Golden Notebook

The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contexto: 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.

„There's oversimplification in everything, and a terror of flexibility.“

—  Doris Lessing

Salon interview (1997)
Contexto: 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.

„My major aim was to shape a book which would make its own comment, a wordless statement: to talk through the way it was shaped.“

—  Doris Lessing, livro The Golden Notebook

Introduction (1971 edition)
The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contexto: My major aim was to shape a book which would make its own comment, a wordless statement: to talk through the way it was shaped.
As I have said, this was not noticed

„It isn’t only the terror everywhere, and the fear of being conscious of it, that freezes people. It’s more than that. People know they are in a society dead or dying.“

—  Doris Lessing, livro The Golden Notebook

Anna Wulf, in "Free Women: 4" <!-- p. 454 -->
The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contexto: It isn’t only the terror everywhere, and the fear of being conscious of it, that freezes people. It’s more than that. People know they are in a society dead or dying. They are refusing emotion because at the end of very emotion are property, money, power. They work and despise their work, and so freeze themselves. They love but know that it’s a half- love or a twisted love, and so they freeze themselves.

„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“

—  Doris Lessing, livro The Golden Notebook

Introduction (1971)
The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contexto: 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."

„Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line.“

—  Doris Lessing

The Sunday Times, London (10 May 1992)
Contexto: Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.

„What is so painful about that time is that nothing was disastrous.“

—  Doris Lessing, livro The Golden Notebook

Anna Wulf, in "Free Women: 1"
The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contexto: What is so painful about that time is that nothing was disastrous. It was all wrong, ugly, unhappy and coloured with cynicism, but nothing was tragic, there were no moments that could change anything or anybody. From time to time the emotional lightning flashed and showed a landscape of private misery, and then — we went on dancing. <!-- 128

„The automatic reaction of practically any young person is, at once, against authority. That, I think, began in the First World War because of the trenches, and the incompetence of the people on all fronts.“

—  Doris Lessing

Salon interview (1997)
Contexto: The automatic reaction of practically any young person is, at once, against authority. That, I think, began in the First World War because of the trenches, and the incompetence of the people on all fronts. I think that a terrible bitterness and anger began there, which led to communism. And now it feeds terrorism. Anyway, that's my thesis. It's very oversimplified, as you can see.

„The novel has become a function of the fragmented society, the fragmented consciousness.“

—  Doris Lessing, livro The Golden Notebook

Anna Wulf, in "Free Women: 1"<!-- p. 59 -->
The Golden Notebook (1962)
Contexto: The novel has become a function of the fragmented society, the fragmented consciousness. Human beings are so divided, are becoming more and more divided, and more subdivided in themselves, reflecting the world, that they reach out desperately, not knowing they do it, for information about other groups inside their own country, let alone about groups in other countries. It is a blind grasping out for their own wholeness, and the novel-report is a means toward it.

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