V.S. Naipaul

Quotes: V.S. Naipaul

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    Africa has no future.
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    Africans need to be kicked, that's the only thing they understand.
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    All cultures have been mingled forever.
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    An autobiography can distort; facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies: it reveals the writer totally.
    Source: The Writer and the World (2012) 225
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    But everything of value about me is in my books.
    Source: Literary Occasions (2012) 188
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    I always knew who I was and where I had come from. I was not looking for a home in other people's lands.
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    I don't feel I can speak with authority for many other people.
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    I profoundly feel that people are letting you down all the time.
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    I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not.
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    I will say I am the sum of my books.
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    I'm thought to be a tough writer, but I'm really a softie.
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    If a writer doesn't generate hostility, he is dead.
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    If ever you wish to meet intellectual frauds in quantity, go to Paris.
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    In the beginning, before the arrival of the white men, I had considered myself neutral. I had wanted neither side to win, neither the army nor the rebels. As it turned out, both sides lost.
    Source: A Bend in the River (2012) 52
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    My life is short. I can't listen to banality.
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