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Born: 1924-08-28
Profession: Novelist
Nation: New Zealander
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For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.

Tags: Agree, Argument, Good

Electricity, the peril the wind sings to in the wires on a gray day.

Tags: Gray, Peril, Wind

They think I'm going to be a schoolteacher but I'm going to be a poet.

Tags: Poet

From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth.

Tags: Fact, Light, Place

It would be nice to travel if you knew where you were going and where you would live at the end or do we ever know, do we ever live where we live, we're always in other places, lost, like sheep.

Tags: End, Nice, Travel

I like to see life with its teeth out.

Tags: Life, Teeth

Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance.

Tags: Attention, Law, Often

Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one's need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood.

Tags: Easy, Help, Time

They meant abnormal. Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one's need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood.

Tags: Easy, Help, Time

Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.

Tags: Land, Shopping, Writing

The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences.

Tags: Few, Guilty, Sometimes

We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those.

Tags: Christian, God, Liberty

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