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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“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger-print of reality upon the beautiful.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The facts are always less than what really happened.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“She filled her house with blacks, and white parsons who went around preaching Jesus was a revolutionary, and then when the police walked in she was surprised”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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