Lessing Is More

Gloriously salty bitch and Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing gave an interview to Time and she was hilariously cranky as usual. "As you get older, you don't get wiser," she says. "You get irritable." Click on Doris' mug to read more zingers.

Doris on her Nobel win: "If I may be catty, Sweden doesn't have anything else. There's not a great literary tradition, so they make the most of the Nobel."

Doris on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe:"He's a monstrous little terror."

Doris on being called the "epicist of the female experience": "Well, they had to say something…I can just see somebody sitting there thinking, 'What the hell are we going to say about this one? She doesn't like being called a feminist so what'll we say?' So they scribbled that."

Doris on Doris: "I tend to speak my mind, which is not necessarily a good idea. I do not think I am the soul of tact."

[Time]