As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved - it's the citizen who changes things.
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I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize. I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits, I have the same friends.
Perhaps it is the language that chooses the writers it needs, making use of them so that each might express a tiny part of what it is.
Human vocabulary is still not capable, and probably never will be, of knowing, recognizing, and communicating everything that can be humanly experienced and felt.
The novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power.
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I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw
If Mr. Bush and Mr. Forbes don't get most of the votes, they should be arrested for wasting money.