"Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Nadine Gordimer on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Nadine Gordimer on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Nadine Gordimer on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Nadine Gordimer on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Nadine Gordimer on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb."