“Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
Doris Lessing (October 22, 1919 – November 17, 2013)
Today, Doris Lessing, the novelist who waged a battle against racism and gender politics, has passed at the age of 94. Her life’s work is a testament to courage, resourcefulness and determination. We are richer for having her in our timeline.
“What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook