Janet Frame

Janet Frame Quotes

  • ''"For your own good" is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.''
    Janet Frame (b. 1924), New Zealander novelist, poet. Faces in the Water, ch. 4 (1961).
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  • ''It would be nice to travel if you knew where you were going and where you would live at the end or do we ever know, do we ever live where we live, we're always in other places, lost, like sheep.''
    Janet Frame (b. 1924), New Zealand novelist, poet. "The Day of the Sheep," You Are Now Entering the Human Heart (1983).
  • ''Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.''
    Janet Frame (b. 1924), New Zealand novelist, poet. The Envoy from Mirror City, vol. 1, ch. 20 (1985).

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