Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Nadine Gordimer
(1923-____) born on
Nov 20
South African novelist. "She is noted for her major anti-apartheid themes of exile and alienation in "Burger's Daughter," 1979; won Nobel Prize for Literature, 1991."

"Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."

Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity
"The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable."
"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."
"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."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""A Bolter and the Invincible Summer," in London Magazine, May 1963."
R: ""The Essential Gesture," lecture, 12 Oct 1984."
A: "In "The Tanner Lectures on Human Values," ed. Sterling McMurrin, 1985."
N: ""Great Problems in the Street," In "I Will Still Be Moved," ed. by Marion Friedmann, 1963."
K: ""Censorship and its Aftermath," address, Jun 1990."

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