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Doris Lessing Doesn’t Give a Crap About Nobel Prize Win

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“Oh Christ! I couldn’t care less. This has been going on for 30 years. I’ve won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one, so I’m delighted to win them all. It’s a royal flush.” —Doris Lessing, on her winning the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature [WaPo]

“She was flustered at first. But people forget she’s in her eighties. It’s like photographing your great aunt. I said, ‘Of course, she’s tired of wearing those clothes. She’s in her 80s, it’s hard to put them on, and the cape weighs like 75 pounds.’” —Annie Leibovitz discusses her photo session with Queen Elizabeth II [AP]

“I do want to apologize publicly for that tape. Not for the tape … just for hanging out with Scott Stapp.” Kid Rock on the sex tape he made with Creed front man Stapp and four women [Blender via People]

“To paraphrase Stephen Colbert, that great philosopher, this administration doesn’t make decisions based on facts, it makes facts based on decisions.” Hillary Clinton, who totally gets her news from Comedy Central the way the rest of us do [Caucus/NYT]

“I hope to have a tiny microphone implanted to it that will connect with a bluetooth transmitter; that way you can listen to what my ear is hearing.” —Artist Stelios Arcadiou, who had a real ear implanted on his arm as a “relief sculpture” [Daily Mail]
—Elizabeth Black

Doris Lessing Doesn’t Give a Crap About Nobel Prize Win