Joyce Cary Quotes

Most popular Joyce Cary Quotes

The only good government... Is a bad one in a hell of a fright.
— Joyce Cary

government

It is a narrow little house which becomes a prison to those who can't get out of it.

reality

A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments.

novels

Reality is a narrow little house which becomes a prison to those who can't get out of it.
— Joyce Cary
Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul—politics does the same thing for the body.

religion and politics politics

Sara could commit adultery at one end and weep for her sins at the other, and enjoy both operations at once.

infidelity

Teaching, in short, like everything else that conveys a meaning in words, is an art, and you can't be a good artist unless you believe you are giving a truth.

teaching

The will is never free—it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car—it can't steer.  It is the mind, the reason, the imagination that steers.
— Joyce Cary

free will