Doris May Lessing was a poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer and biographer from Great Britain, who went on to become one of the greatest authors in the world and won plenty of accolades across a career spanning several decades. She was born in Iran and also lived in erstwhile Rhodesia and South Africa. Lessing started writing stories when she was still a child and got them published in magazines in South Africa. ‘The Grass is Singing’, Lessing’s first novel, was published in 1950 however it was with her novel ‘The Golden Notebook’, published 12 years later that she became a global sensation and subsequently went on to become one of the world’s foremost authors. Some of her best known works include ‘Children of Violence’, ‘The Good Terrorist’, ‘The Fifth Child’, ‘The Sweetest Dream’, ‘Memories of a Survivor’ and the 5 novel collection titled ‘Canopus in Argos’, among many other works, including short story collections and biographies. Lessing’s lifelong dedication to the craft of writing brought her plenty of accolades and awards from different parts of the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. Lessing’s work and life also provided a veritable feast of profound quotes that would be quoted for years to come. Here are the best ones.