Nadine Gordimer

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Nadine Gordimer

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.More Nadine Gordimer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Nadine Gordimer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a democracy -- even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-litist one -- the greatest veneration one can show the rule of law is to keep a watch on it, and to reserve the right to judge unjust laws and the subversion of the function of the law by the power of the state. That vigilance is the most important proof of respect for the law.More Nadine Gordimer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?More Nadine Gordimer [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:56]
A desert is a place without expectation.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:02]
From Ernest Hemingway's stories, I learned to listen within my stories for what went unsaid by my characters.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:32]
People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:51]
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:08]
The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:42]
Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:57]
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:07]
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.More Nadine Gordimer [08/20/2011 01:08:15]
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If people would forget about utopia! When rationalism destroyed heaven and decided to set it up here on earth, that most terrible of all goals entered human ambition. It was clear there'd be no end to what people would be made to suffer for it.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The facts are always less than what really happened.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perhaps there is no other way of reaching some understanding of being than through art? Writers themselves don't analyze what they do; to analyze would be to look down while crossing a canyon on a tightrope. To say this is not to mystify the process of writing but to make an image out of the intense inner concentration the writer must have to cross the chasms of the aleatory and make them the word's own, as an explorer plants a flag.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sentiment is for those who don't know what to do next.More Nadine Gordimer [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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