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 Nadine Gordimer - “A desert is a place without expectation.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “The facts are always less than what really happened.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “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”
 Nadine Gordimer - “Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “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.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “Time is change we measure its passing by how much things alter.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “Time is change we measure its passing by how much things alter”
 Nadine Gordimer - “I cannot live with someone who can't live without me.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “From Ernest Hemingway's stories, I learned to listen within my stories for what went unsaid by my characters.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “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”
 Nadine Gordimer - “In a democracy -- even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-Tlitist 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.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “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.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “Mumbling obeisance to abhorrence of apartheid is like those lapsed believers who cross themselves when entering a church.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “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 - “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 - “The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice”
 Nadine Gordimer - “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.”
 Nadine Gordimer - “Ernest Hemingway was in love with Africa and as with others in such a state of emotion ... he constructed for himself, according to his needs and desires, something that had little relation to the reality of the continent,”
 Nadine Gordimer - “He's a colleague and a friend, and it's also a wonderful thing that the Nobel Prize has come to South Africa again,”

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