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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but

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Salvatore Quasimodo Quotes

War, I have always said, forces men to change their standards, regardless of whether their country has won or lost. Salvatore Quasimodo Religious poetry, civic

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Shmuel Y. Agnon Quotes

I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it. Shmuel Y.

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Samuel Beckett Quotes

To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. Samuel Beckett You’re on earth. There’s no cure for

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Pablo Neruda Quotes

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees. Pablo Neruda You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep

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Patrick White Quotes

Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. Gabriel Garcia Marquez The problem

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Andre Gide Quotes

Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow’s joy is possible only if today’s makes way for it; that each wave

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Octavio Paz Quotes

Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.

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Wole Soyinka Quotes

But the ultimate lesson is just sit down and write. That’s all. Wole Soyinka Even when I’m writing plays I enjoy having company and mentally

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Joseph Brodsky Quotes

Who included me among the ranks of the human race? Joseph Brodsky Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how

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Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don’t forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights. Naguib

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Derek Walcott Quotes

The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins

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Toni Morrison Quotes

Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader. Toni Morrison If you’re going to hold someone down you’re going to have to hold on

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Kenzaburo Oe Quotes

I have survived by representing these sufferings of mine in the form of the novel. Kenzaburo Oe After I got married, the first child born

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Günter Grass Quotes

Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper. Günter Grass The job of a citizen

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Nadine Gordimer Quotes

From Ernest Hemingway’s stories, I learned to listen within my stories for what went unsaid by my characters. Nadine Gordimer The creative act is not

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Wislawa Szymborska Quotes

In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed. Wislawa Szymborska Somewhere out there the world must have an end.

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Jose Saramago Quotes

I always ask two questions: How many countries have military bases in the United States? And in how many countries does the United States not

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Dario Fo Quotes

In a way, the American side descended to Saddam’s level, which happens often in these types of circumstances. That is why the people in Iraq

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Seamus Heaney Quotes

The completely solitary self: that’s where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also. Seamus Heaney