Joyce Cary
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"Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary" was an Anglo-Irish novelist and artist.

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It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know -- the less a man knows, the more sure it is that he knows everything.

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.

Sara could commit adultery at one end and weep for her sins at the other, and enjoy both operations at once.

[The] world [is] in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.

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

Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul / politics does the same thing for the body.

God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.

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.

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.