People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped.

-Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer

It was a miracle; it was all a miracle: and one ought to have known, from the sufferings of saints, that miracles are horror.

Nadine Gordimer
My answer is: Recognize yourself in others
Nadine Gordimer

A desert is a place without expectation. Nadine Gordime

Nadine Gordimer
One can't measure how a mood of confidence comes about.
Nadine Gordimer

If one will always have to feel white first, and African second, it would be better not to stay on in Africa

Nadine Gordimer
It's absolutely fatal to your writing to think about how your work will be received. It's a betrayal of whatever talent you have.
Nadine Gordimer

People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped. Nadine Gordime

Nadine Gordimer
Where do whites fit in the New Africa? Nowhere, I'm inclined to sayand I do believe that it is true that even the gentlest and most westernised Africans would like the emotional idea of the continent entirely without the complication of the presence of the white man for a generation or two. But nowhere, as an answer for us whites, is in the same category as remarks like What's the use of living? in the face of the threat of atomic radiation. We are living; we are in Africa.
Nadine Gordimer

That was one of the things she held against missionaries: how they stressed Christ's submission to humiliation, and so had conditioned the people of Africa to humiliation by the white man

Nadine Gordimer
Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity. Nadine Gordime