All posts tagged: Iris Murdoch

Happy Birthday…

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. In philosophy if you aren’t moving at a snail’s pace you aren’t moving at all. Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating! The cry of equality pulls everyone down. Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life’s major mysteries. Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes. We can only learn to love by loving. IRIS MURDOCH – whose birthday we remember on this date.   It’s interesting to look at the quotes I choose for these small appreciations of mine. I find they reveal a bit about what might be going on in the background of my own life. A revelation which might otherwise remain hidden from me. I’m not so sure …