"There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship."
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."Iris Murdoch on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."Iris Murdoch on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."Iris Murdoch on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."Iris Murdoch on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."Iris Murdoch on Epicurus
"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."