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Quotations From GRAHAM SWIFT

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  • 1.
    I am struck by the way people behave on the Tube. They look at each other beadily and inquisitively, and something goes on in their thoughts which must be equivalent to the way dogs and other animals, when they meet, sniff each other's arses and nuzzle each other's fur.
    Graham Swift (b. 1949), British novelist, short-story writer. Shuttlecock, ch. 3 (1981).

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  • 2.
    You may have your suspicions, your fears, you may even believe there is something, somewhere, terribly, drastically wrong, but because someone else is in charge, because there is a part of the system above you which you don't know, you don't question it, you even distrust your own doubts.
    Graham Swift (b. 1949), British novelist, short-story writer. Shuttlecock, ch. 4 (1981).

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  • 3.
    All nature's creatures join to express nature's purpose. Somewhere in their mounting and mating, rutting and butting is the very secret of nature itself.
    Graham Swift (b. 1949), British novelist, short-story writer. Shuttlecock, ch. 11 (1981).

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