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South African novelist and short-story writer, 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature, b.1923
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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”

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

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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