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Quotes by Joyce Cary - (19 quotes)

Joyce Cary - From the Aging category:

An old man's memories, like his bones, grow sharp with age and show their true shapes. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Artists category:

Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Danger category:

A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Desire category:

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. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Education category:

For education does not give only knowledge, but taste: it qualifies the feelings as well as the judgment. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Freedom category:

The principal fact of life is the free mind. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Frustration category:

What I say to an artist is, 'When you can't paint - paint.' (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Insecurity category:

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. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Knowledge category:

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. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Life category:

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. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Love category:

Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination, too. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Music category:

A friend of mine tells me that a Beethoven symphony can solve for him a problem of conduct. I've no doubt that it does so simply by giving him a sense of the tragedy and the greatness of human destiny, which makes his personal anxieties seem small, which throws them into a new proportion. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Reality category:

Reality is a narrow little house which becomes a prison for those who can't get out. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Seeing category:

People don't use their eyes. They never see a bird, they see a sparrow. They never see a tree, they see a birch. They see concepts. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Teaching category:

The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Tradition category:

A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Work category:

For the essential thing about the work of art is that it is work, and very hard work, too. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Writing category:

A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments. (Joyce Cary)

Joyce Cary - From the Writing category:

- The Art of Fiction...
This is every writer's dilemma. Your form is your meaning, and your meaning dictates the form. But what you try to convey is reality - the fact plus the feeling, a total complex experience of a real world. If you make your scheme too explicit, the framework shows and the book dies. If you hide it too thoroughly, the book has no meaning and therefore no form. It is a mess. (Joyce Cary)