Ian McEwan quotes

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By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put t ...
You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the w ...
It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for t ...
By measuring individual human worth, the novelist reveals the full enormity of the State's crime when it sets out to crush that in ...
One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
Politics is the enemy of the imagination.
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