Watch Doris Lessing’s Hilarious Reaction to Winning the Nobel Prize

"I can't get more excited," 88-year-old said at the time

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There are so many good things about this video of Lessing learning she won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007, from the author’s underwhelming response to that guy with the artichoke.

So how did Lessing really feel about the prestigious award? “I’ve won all the prizes in Europe–every bloody one…It’s a royal flush.”

Maybe this is what happens when you become the prize’s eldest recipient at 88 years old.

Lessing died Saturday evening at the age of 94.