Quote of the Day

“Our lies reveal as much about us as our truths.” – J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man

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Read between the lies

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Perhaps it does us good to have a fall every now and then. As long as we don’t break. ― J.M. Coetzee, Boyhood

“Perhaps it does us good to have a fall every now and then. As long as we don’t break.” ― J.M. Coetzee

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She is no longer sure that people are always improved by what they read. Furthermore, she is not sure that writers who venture into the darker territories of the soul always return unscathed. ― J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello

“…she is not sure that writers who venture into the darker territories of the soul always return unscathed.” ― J.M. Coetzee

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“Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love. The gaze of love is not deluded. It sees what is best in the beloved even when what is best in the beloved finds it hard to emerge into the light.” ― J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man

“Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love..” ― J.M. Coetzee

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But he cannot see a connection between the end of yearning and the end of poetry. Is that what growing up amounts to: growing out of yearning, of passion, of all intensities of the soul? ― J.M. Coetzee, Youth

“Is that what growing up amounts to: growing out of yearning, of passion, of all intensities of the soul?” ― J.M. Coetzee

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of truth and love

“Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love. The gaze of love is not deluded. It sees what is best in the beloved even when what is best in the beloved finds it hard to emerge into the light.” ― J.M. Coetzee

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