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Damon Galgut Quotes

There were only certain intimacies one could hope to survive.
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Poetry was syllable and rhythm. Poetry was the measurement of breath. Poetry was time make audible. Poetry evoked the present moment; poetry was the antidote to history. Poetry was language free from habit.

— Damon Galgut

There were only certain intimacies one could hope to survive.

— Damon Galgut

Under the elaborate filigree of language, hadn't it always been about this deferment, this selfishness, this veil drawn over the obvious truth, which was that Masood simply did not care enough? Morgan could not look at the possibility for long, but at least he could look at it, and over the coming days he took it out and hurt himself with it at particular moments when he was alone. He had always been slow to comprehend his own feelings, and it came only gradually to him how disappointed he was.

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It is always an attractive moment when curiosity takes hold.

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Fire and water and smoke and incense and chanting and bells and butter and blood: this was a language whose syllables were translated into physical terms; a language of the elements. It was a language that he hoped might speak to him one day.

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A mixture of rapture and cowardice. No action, but all that quivering!

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'Arctic Summer,' as you might know, is the title of Forster's one unfinished novel.

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I go for long walks in Newlands Forest in Cape Town, and I go to the Turkish baths on Sunday mornings.

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I like to believe that if you pay close attention to the sentences as they unfold, they will draw you in rather than pushing you away.

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I should confess that I'm woefully under-read in South African fiction.

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Yoga helps me with a composed and serene state of mind, which is good for writing.

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I long for a South African society that's free of ideological forces - no society can ever really be free of ideological forces - but I wish it was free of power.

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