Quotations by Joyce Cary

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Born: Friday, December 7, 1888
Died: Friday, March 29, 1957 (68 years old)
Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Irish


A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments.
- Joyce Cary
(Keywords: Experience, Truth, Arguments)

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
(Keywords: Change, Creation, Evil, Insecurity, Man, Spirit, World)

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.
- Joyce Cary
(Keywords: Nature, God, Character, Being, Nothing, Universe)

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
(Keywords: Life, Time, God, Nothing, Now, Right)

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.
- Joyce Cary
(Keywords: Man, Tragedy, World)

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
(Keywords: Imagination, Love, Apples, Trees)

Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul - politics does the same thing for the body.
- Joyce Cary
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Soul, Body)

Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress.
- Joyce Cary
(Keywords: Artist, Court, Law)

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
(Keywords: Car, Purpose, Will)







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