Doris Lessing’s Nobel Prize Speech

The storyteller is deep inside everyone of us. The story-maker is always with us. Let us suppose our world is attacked by war, by the horrors that we all of us easily imagine. Let us suppose floods wash through our cities, the seas rise . . . but the storyteller will be there, for it is our imaginations which shape us, keep us, create us – for good and for ill. It is our stories that will recreate us, when we are torn, hurt, even destroyed. It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative.

From “A Hunger for Books,” Doris Lessing’s Nobel Prize Speech

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  1. betty

    thanks so much for including this. I’ve forwarded the Guardian link to the full text of the speech widely. Thank you.

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