Nadine Gordimer Quotes

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Nadine Gordimer quotes: Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity
Nadine Gordimer quotes: It was a miracle; it was all a miracle: and one ought to have known, from the sufferings of saints, that miracles are horror. It was a miracle; it was all a miracle: and one ought to have known, from the sufferings of saints, that miracles are horror.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Keenness of hearing revives when one is alone. Keenness of hearing revives when one is alone.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship. Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Writing is always a voyage of discovery. Writing is always a voyage of discovery.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice. There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I'm forty-nine but I could be twenty-five except for my face and my legs. I'm forty-nine but I could be twenty-five except for my face and my legs.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: In writing, sex doesn't matter; it's the writing that matters. In writing, sex doesn't matter; it's the writing that matters.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I have failed at many things, but I have never been afraid. I have failed at many things, but I have never been afraid.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: There's no tiling moral about beauty. There's no tiling moral about beauty.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: If you ask, 'What happens when we die? Why do we die?' you are asking, 'Why do we live? If you ask, 'What happens when we die? Why do we die?' you are asking, 'Why do we live?
Nadine Gordimer quotes: If one will always have to feel white first, and African second, it would be better not to stay on in Africa If one will always have to feel white first, and African second, it would be better not to stay on in Africa
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Everyone ends up moving alone towards the self Everyone ends up moving alone towards the self
Nadine Gordimer quotes: The past has no wholeness, it has been etiolated by revised explanations of it, trampled over by hindsight - all their lives. The past has no wholeness, it has been etiolated by revised explanations of it, trampled over by hindsight - all their lives.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: A desert is a place without expectation. A desert is a place without expectation.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Time is change; we measure its passage by how much things alter. Time is change; we measure its passage by how much things alter.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Newspapers are horror happening to other people. Newspapers are horror happening to other people.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Literature is one of the few areas left where black and white feel some identity of purpose; we all struggle under censorship. Literature is one of the few areas left where black and white feel some identity of purpose; we all struggle under censorship.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Sincerity is never having an idea of oneself. Sincerity is never having an idea of oneself.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I don't cry. Unfortunately, I seem rather short of tears, so my sorrows have to stay inside me. I don't cry. Unfortunately, I seem rather short of tears, so my sorrows have to stay inside me.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Death's the discarder. Death's the discarder.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: When I was a child, we seemed to be living in a world remote from the rest of the world. But television has made a great difference to all of When I was a child, we seemed to be living in a world remote from the rest of the world. But television has made a great difference to all of us.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area. Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped. People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Presence of death standing by makes a sacrament of tenuous relationships. Presence of death standing by makes a sacrament of tenuous relationships.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I'm a candle flame that sways in currents of air you can't see. You need to be the one who steadies me to burn. I'm a candle flame that sways in currents of air you can't see. You need to be the one who steadies me to burn.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Censorship may have to do with literature; but literature has nothing whatever to do with censorship. Censorship may have to do with literature; but literature has nothing whatever to do with censorship.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Writers themselves don't analyze what they do; to analyze would be to look down while crossing a canyon on a tightrope. Writers themselves don't analyze what they do; to analyze would be to look down while crossing a canyon on a tightrope.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Nothing factual that I write or say will be as truthful as my fiction. Nothing factual that I write or say will be as truthful as my fiction.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: If you live in Europe ... things change ... but continuity never seems to break. You don't have to throw the past away. If you live in Europe ... things change ... but continuity never seems to break. You don't have to throw the past away.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: you like to have some cup of tea?-July bent at the doorway and began that day for them as his kind has always done for their kind. you like to have some cup of tea?-July bent at the doorway and began that day for them as his kind has always done for their kind.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: A truly living human being cannot remain neutral. A truly living human being cannot remain neutral.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: When it comes to their essential faculty as writers, all writers are androgynous beings. When it comes to their essential faculty as writers, all writers are androgynous beings.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I'm an atheist. I wouldn't even call myself an agnostic. I am an atheist. I'm an atheist. I wouldn't even call myself an agnostic. I am an atheist.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Afrikaner women are lower than rats, closer related to plants, just fit enough to be raped in an act of genus preservation. Afrikaner women are lower than rats, closer related to plants, just fit enough to be raped in an act of genus preservation.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I cannot live with someone who can't live without me. I cannot live with someone who can't live without me.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I shall never write an autobiography, I'm much too jealous of my privacy for that. I shall never write an autobiography, I'm much too jealous of my privacy for that.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Sentiment is for those who don't know what to do next. Sentiment is for those who don't know what to do next.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Death is really the mystery of life, isn't it? Death is really the mystery of life, isn't it?
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I would be guilty only if I were innocent of working to destroy racism in my country. I would be guilty only if I were innocent of working to destroy racism in my country.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Certainly the people who are close to me are happier. They feel freer. Certainly the people who are close to me are happier. They feel freer.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Writing is making sense of life. Writing is making sense of life.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: At four in the afternoon the old moon bleeds radiance into the grey sky. At four in the afternoon the old moon bleeds radiance into the grey sky.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: The caged eagle become a metaphor for all forms of isolation, the ultimate in imprisonment. A zoo is prison. The caged eagle become a metaphor for all forms of isolation, the ultimate in imprisonment. A zoo is prison.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: The old phrases crack and meaning shakes out wet and new. The old phrases crack and meaning shakes out wet and new.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Mumbling obeisance to abhorrence of apartheid is like those lapsed believers who cross themselves when entering a church. Mumbling obeisance to abhorrence of apartheid is like those lapsed believers who cross themselves when entering a church.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: 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. 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.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: The facts are always less than what really happened. The facts are always less than what really happened.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: I am an African. I am white. I, in my humble way, and others in their much more brave way, have earned that right. I am an African. I am white. I, in my humble way, and others in their much more brave way, have earned that right.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: It's absolutely fatal to your writing to think about how your work will be received. It's a betrayal of whatever talent you have. It's absolutely fatal to your writing to think about how your work will be received. It's a betrayal of whatever talent you have.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings. A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Nothing fades so quickly as what is unchanged. Nothing fades so quickly as what is unchanged.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: Communists are the last optimists. Communists are the last optimists.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: One can't measure how a mood of confidence comes about. One can't measure how a mood of confidence comes about.
Nadine Gordimer quotes: How did I find out? I was deceiving him. How did I find out? I was deceiving him.