"Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Iris Murdoch on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Iris Murdoch on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Iris Murdoch on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Iris Murdoch on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Iris Murdoch on John Lennon
"The cry of equality pulls everyone down."
"We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is."
"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self."
"We can only learn to love by loving."
"Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is."