Joyce Cary

Joyce Cary

Irish novelist

Lived from: 1888-1957

Quotes: Joyce Cary

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    A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry, a hundred in dress.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know, and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything.
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    Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul - politics does the same thing for the body.
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    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.
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