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Doris Lessing
1919 -

Iranian-born English novelist, author of over 40 novels, many internationally acclaimed, including The Golden Notebook (1962) and The Memoirs of a Survivor (1974)

There are certain types of people who are political out of a kind of religious reason...I think it's fairly common among socialists: They are in fact God-seekers, looking for the kingdom of God on earth...trying to abolish the present in favor of some better future--always taking it for granted that there is a better future. If you don't believe in heaven you believe in socialism.