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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.

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    The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.

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    Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.

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    The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.

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    In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.

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