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V. S. Naipaul Quotes: I wish my prose to be transparent I don't want the reader to stumble over me; I want him to look through what I'm saying to what I'm describing. I don't want him ever to say, Oh, goodness, how nicely written this is. That would be a failure.
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V. S. Naipaul Quote: This is unusual for me. I have given readings and not lectures. I have told people who ask for lectures that I have no lecture to give. And that is true.
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Quotes about V. S. Naipaul: Home is, I suppose just a child's idea. A house at night, and a lamp in the house. A place to feel safe.
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Quote about V. S. Naipaul: How could people like these, without words to put to their emotions and passions, manage? They could, at best, only suffer dumbly. Their pains and humiliations would work themselves out in their characters alone: like evil spirits possessing a body, so that the body itself might appear innocent of what it did.
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V. S. Naipaul Sayings: Life is a helluva thing. You can see trouble coming and you can't do a damn thing to prevent it coming. You just got to sit and watch and wait.
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V. S. Naipaul Saying: Look, boys, it ever strike you that the world not real at all? It ever strike you that we have the only mind in the world and you just thinking up everything else? Like me here, having the only mind in the world, and thinking up you people here, thinking up the war and all the houses and the ships and them in the harbour. That ever cross your mind?
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Sayings about V. S. Naipaul: I feel that at any stage of my literary career it could have been said that the last book contained all the others.
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Saying about V. S. Naipaul: I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing.
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V. S. Naipaul Quotes: As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother's house. All children, I suppose, come into the world like that, not knowing who they are.
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V. S. Naipaul Quote: I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively. I have an idea when I start, I have a shape; but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years.
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Quotes about V. S. Naipaul: To this day, if you ask me how I became a writer, I cannot give you an answer. To this day, if you ask me how a book is written, I cannot answer. For long periods, if I didn't know that somehow in the past I had written a book, I would have given up.
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Quote about V. S. Naipaul: One must always try to see the truth of a situation - it makes things universal.
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V. S. Naipaul Sayings: Trinidad may seem complex, but to anyone who knows it, it is a simple, colonial, philistine society.
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