But most of all, as summer slanted to an end, he was learning to love idleness… — J. M. Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K. (Vintage Books, March 28, 2005) Originally published 1983,
When all else fails, philosophize. ― J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace. (Penguin Books; Reissue edition September 6, 2005) Originally published July 1st 1999.
I’m a candle flame that sways in currents of air you can’t see. You need to be the one who steadies me to burn. — Nadine Gordimer, The House Gun. (Trafalgar Square; First Edition edition February 18, 1999)