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#1. Sara could commit adultery at one end and weep for her sins at the other, and enjoy both operations at once. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#2. I write the big scenes first, that is, the scenes that carry the meaning of the book, the emotional experience. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#3. A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#4. To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#5. Of all things I find most unbearable is the injustice of one generation to another. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#6. For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#7. Where can one find a profounder desolation than in the poor child who has lost its mother? - Author: Joyce Cary
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#8. It is sometimes said that toleration should be refused to the intolerant. In practice this would destroy it ... The only remedy for dogmatism and lies is toleration and the greatest possible liberty of expression. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#9. A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#10. Nothing like poetry when you lie awake at night. It keeps the old brain limber. It washes away the mud and sand that keeps on blocking up the bends.
Like waves to make the pebbles dance on my old floors. And turn them into rubies and jacinths; or at any rate, good imitations. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#11. People don't use their eyes. They never see a bird, they see a sparrow. They never see a tree, they see a birch. They see concepts. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#12. Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#13. An old mans memories, like his bones, grow sharp with age and show their true shapes. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#14. Reality is a narrow little house which becomes a prison to those who can't get out of it. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#15. What is it in the actor, the stage, that casts so powerful a spell on the young imagination? - Author: Joyce Cary
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#16. Funeral expenses are the curse of the poor everywhere on earth, they are wasteful and unnecessary, they are the price of foolish ostentation and a display that is less an evidence of grief than a vulgar travesty of those pompous obsequies where no grief is. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#17. Old men when they begin to hear the last trumpet, on the morning breeze, often have a kind of absent-minded smile; like people listening. And their smiles are just politeness. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#18. The concept, the label, is perpetually hiding from us all the nature of the real. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#19. Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul - politics does the same thing for the body. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#20. A friend of mine tells me that a Beethoven symphony can solve for him a problem of conduct. I've no doubt that it does so simply by giving him a sense of the tragedy and the greatness of human destiny, which makes his personal anxieties seem small, which throws them into a new proportion. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#21. When a woman gets the idea of justice, there's no teaching her any sense. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#22. No one can estimate the power of authority among poor and uneducated people in a world whose problems confuse even the wisest. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#23. Life would die without poets, and democracy must have its spellbinders. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#24. A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#25. The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#26. Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#27. No doubt any connoisseur, any collector, some bored old millionaire when he shows off his treasures, is seeking in your praise the resurrection and the life. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#28. The will is never free - it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car - it can't steer. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#29. It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know - and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#30. The Professor looked like a Protestant saint when the cannibal offered him the choice of taking six wives or being boiled alive. He wanted to mortify some flesh, but he didn't know which. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#31. God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#32. Something you have to make ... It's all work, work. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#33. Throughout the play everything possible was done to show the virtue, innocence and helplessness of the poor, and the abandoned cruelty, the heartless self-indulgence of the rich. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#34. For the essential thing about the work of art is that it is work, and very hard work too. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#35. A foul-mouthed oaf, a drunken laborer lying in a drain, a beaten wife with blackened eyes and torn clothes, cannot be made romantic to a child who sees how other children suffer from bad-tempered parents, from drunken fathers to termagant mothers. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#36. The only good government ... Is a bad one in a hell of a fright. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#37. I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#38. I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#39. What I say to an artist is, 'When you can't paint - paint. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#40. The fear of hell, the punishment of sin, how the modern parent revolts from such teaching. Yet I will assert that far from doing us children harm, it was a sure foundation to the world of our confidence, a master girder in our palace of delight. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#41. I had from childhood not only the experience of love and truth common to all family life, but the idea of them embodied in the person of Jesus, a picture always present to our imagination as well as our feelings. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#42. All art is bad, but modern art is the worst. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#43. A perfect God is the creation of a conceited man - Author: Joyce Cary
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#44. Politics is like navigation in a sea without charts, and wise men live the lives of pilgrims. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#45. Plantie is a very strong Protestant, that is to say, he's against all churches, especially the Protestant: and he thinks a lot of Buddha, Karma and Confucius. He is also a bit of an anarchist and three or four years ago he took up Einstein and vitamins. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#46. It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know - the less a man knows, the more sure it is that he knows everything. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#47. I want the best of everything for everybody, and it will cost millions. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#48. They can't give you all that, Mr Jimson,' said Walter, who was upset. 'It wouldn't be right. What would they give you seven years for?'
'Being Gulley Jimson,' I said, 'and getting away with it. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#49. It was as dark as the inside of a cabinet minister. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#50. I had come at last and my heart was beating again strongly to a heart that could not know despair because it forgot itself in the duty of its love. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#51. The principal fact of life is the free mind. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#52. No honest hardworking official likes to see good money disappearing into the hands of the Treasury at the end of the financial year. - Author: Joyce Cary
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