Quotes of Nadine Gordimer

“ The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Nothing factual that I write or say will be as truthful as my fiction. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ What is the purpose of writing? For me personally, it is really to explain the mystery of life, and the mystery of life includes, of course, the personal, the political, the forces that make us what we are while there's another force from inside battling to make us something else. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Success sometimes may be defined as a disaster put on hold. Qualified. Has to be. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Books don't need batteries. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Books don't need batteries. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ She filled her house with blacks, and white parsons who went around preaching Jesus was a revolutionary, and then when the police walked in she was surprised. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Mumbling obeisance to abhorrence of apartheid is like those lapsed believers who cross themselves when entering a church. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Any writer of any worth at all hopes to play only a pocket-torch of light — and rarely, through genius, a sudden flambeau — into the bloody yet beautiful labyrinth of human experience, of being. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ That was one of the things she held against missionaries: how they stressed Christ's submission to humiliation, and so had conditioned the people of Africa to humiliation by the white man. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ She filled her house with blacks, and white parsons who went around preaching Jesus was a revolutionary, and then when the police walked in she was surprised. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb. ”

- Nadine Gordimer

“ The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. ”

- Nadine Gordimer
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