Nadine Gordimer Quotes

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A zoo is a prison.

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Disaster is private, in its way, as love is.

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Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
— Nadine Gordimer

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

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Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.

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

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The writer's imagination is the looter among other people's lives.

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When it comes to their essential faculty as writers, all writers are androgynous beings.

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The tension between standing apart and being fully involved; that is what makes a writer.

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Censorship may have to do with literature; but literature has nothing whatever to do with censorship.

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Mumbling obeisance to abhorrence of apartheid is like those lapsed believers who cross themselves when entering a church.
— Nadine Gordimer

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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

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