Happy birthday, Iris Murdoch! A few words from her about happiness…

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iris-murdoch-1Two quotes today, because I couldn’t decide. You choose:

“Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.”

and this one:

“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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— Dame Iris Murdoch, born on this date in 1919

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3 Responses to “Happy birthday, Iris Murdoch! A few words from her about happiness…”

  1. jonathan dickinson Says:

    #2 is nice but I’ve already chosen #1

  2. Mark Says:

    The 1st quote is lovely, really made me think about what I’m doing with my life..

  3. Cynthia Haven Says:

    But I like #2 for its truth and whimsicality.

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