"Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Nadine Gordimer on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Nadine Gordimer on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Nadine Gordimer on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Nadine Gordimer on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Nadine Gordimer on Booker T. Washington
"Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."
"A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings."
"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever."