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Joyce Cary
December 7, 1888 - March 29, 1957
Nationality: Irish
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: Irish Novelist

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.


A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments.


Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul - politics does the same thing for the body.


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.


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.


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.


Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.


Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress.


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.


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