Nathalie Sarraute

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Nathalie Sarraute

Nathalie Sarraute

One can't write for all readers. A poet cannot write for people who don't like poetry.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Le mot 'psychologie'est un de ceux qu'aucun auteur d'aujourd'hui ne peut entendre prononcer a' son sujet sans baisser les yeux et rougir. The word 'psychology' is one that no author today can hear said about her work without lowering her eyes and blushing.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Chacun peut e prouver en soi ce double mouvement: de s ir de s'inte grer a' la socie te , besoin de se re aliser par soi-me" me en dehors d'elle. We all have this double impulse within ourselves: the desire to integrate into society, and the need to fulfil ourselves outside of it, through our own efforts.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Poetry is what makes the invisible appear.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All psychological research is completely barred by the interpretations of the psychoanalysts. Everything happens in the unconscious, and I don't know what this unconscious is.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Neither reproaches nor encouragements are able to revive a faith that is waning.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, the poetry in a work is that which makes visible the invisible.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who live in a world of human beings can only retrace their steps.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't for a minute think that Hitler is like Joan of Arc. But I think that at that deep level of tropisms, Hitler or Stalin must have experienced the same tropisms as anyone else.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One can't write without having read - you have to read before beginning to write - and universities offer a very good opportunity to read.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Women have seen that they have locked themselves up with feminist writing.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We're swallowed up only when we are willing for it to happen.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't admire Freud as much as some people do. Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet. It would have been a disaster.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have never sought the reason why I write.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have often heard that the novel is dead. But I see novels produced, I don't know how many a week, in France. I have the impression it's carrying along quite well.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's a question of not copying the masters, to look for something, good or bad, for oneself. To enter this liberated state of mind, one cannot copy the others.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's the duty of all novelists, all painters, all musicians, all people who try to make art move: to look for something they feel authentically, without paying attention to styles.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Literature is always trying to show other parts of this immense universe in which we live. It's endless. I'm sure there will be other writers who will discover new worlds.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One can't write for all readers. A poet cannot write for people who don't like poetry.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The act of writing is a kind of catharsis, a liberation, but I never really concerned myself with that. I write because it interests me.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The novel moves like all the arts. It's transforming itself all the time.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The reader has to be creative when he's reading. He has to try to make the thing alive. A good reader has to do a certain amount of work when he is reading.More Nathalie Sarraute [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who live in a world of human beings can only retrace their steps.More Nathalie Sarraute [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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