Wednesday, October 03, 2012

quotes by 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.

You can't change a regime on the basis of compassion. There's got to be something harder.

I shall never write an autobiography, I'm much too jealous of my privacy for that.

When the six-year-old daughter of a friend of mine overheard her father telling someone that I had been awarded the Nobel Prize, she asked whether I had ever received it before. He replied that the Prize was something you could get only once. Whereupon the small girl thought a moment: 'Oh' she said, 'so it's like chicken-pox.'


upd, source:
On Monday morning (July 14 2014), news came that Nadine Gordimer, who won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, died Sunday, in Johannesburg. She was ninety years old.

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