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Engrave this Quote You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.
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-Ian McEwan
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Engrave this Quote It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.
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-Ian McEwan
Communism
Engrave this Quote By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
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Individuality
Engrave this Quote By measuring individual human worth, the novelist reveals the full enormity of the State
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-Ian McEwan, A Move Abroad, preface (1989)
Pessimism
Engrave this Quote One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
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Politics
Engrave this Quote Politics is the enemy of the imagination.
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-Ian McEwan

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