What I quickly discovered is that..

What I quickly discovered is that our so-called new South Africa has as much material for a story-teller as the old one. The landscape hasn't really changed. Who is in power now is different to who was in power then, but the squatter camps grow like cancer, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer.

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If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing.
Africa
Central
Concern
Issues
Novel
Publishing
South
South africa
Which
Worth
Wrote
You
I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.
Africa
Contribution
Creative
Different
Each
Envision
Great
Groups
Making
Many
Nation
Own
Peaceful
Pride
Do you think that the people of South Africa, or anywhere on the continent of Africa, or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?
Africa
Again
Anywhere
Around
Continent
India
Kicked
Longing
Over
Pakistan
People
South
South africa
Think
In South Africa, success never presented the problems that it presents in New York. In New York, if you happen to be the flavor of the month, a lot of nonsense comes with it into your life.
Africa
Flavor
Happen
Life
Lot
Month
Never
New
New york
Nonsense
Presented
Presents
Problems
South
I think all of my writing life led up to the writing of 'The Train Driver' because it deals with my own inherited blindness and guilt and all of what being a white South African in South Africa during those apartheid years meant.
Africa
African
Apartheid
Because
Being
Blindness
Deals
Driver
Guilt
I think
Inherited
Led
Life
Meant
Obviously when it comes to the question of telling stories about other people's lives in a situation as political as South Africa, you get to be political.
About
Africa
Get
Lives
Obviously
Other
People
Political
Question
Situation
South
South africa
Stories
Telling
All of my life had been spent in the shadow of apartheid. And when South Africa went through its extraordinary change in 1994, it was like having spent a lifetime in a boxing ring with an opponent and suddenly finding yourself in that boxing ring with nobody else and realising you've to take the gloves off and get out, and reinvent yourself.
Africa
Apartheid
Been
Boxing
Change
Else
Extraordinary
Finding
Finding yourself
Get
Gloves
Had
Having
Life
For most of my writing life, I've refused to allow myself to believe that writing was a significant form of action. I always felt very uneasy about the fact that all I did was write in a situation as desperate as apartheid South Africa. Whether I was correct or not is a different issue.
About
Action
Africa
Allow
Always
Apartheid
Believe
Correct
Desperate
Did
Different
Fact
Felt
Form
Without white South Africa realizing what it had done - and on the basis of that realization having the courage to ask for forgiveness - there can really be no significant movement.
Africa
Ask
Basis
Courage
Done
Forgiveness
Had
Having
Movement
Realization
Realizing
Really
Significant
South
For you in the West to hear the phrase 'All men are created equal' is to draw a yawn. For us, it's a miracle. We're starting out at rock bottom, man. But South Africa does have soul.
Africa
Bottom
Created
Does
Draw
Equal
Hear
Man
Men
Miracle
Out
Phrase
Rock
Soul
The reason I'm in San Diego is not because I want distance from South Africa but because I want proximity to the people I love. But I don't envy growing up in America. As ugly as aspects of it were, my biggest blessing was to be born a South African.
Africa
African
America
Aspects
Because
Biggest
Blessing
Born
Diego
Distance
Envy
Growing
Growing up
I love
Nelson Mandela sat in a South African prison for 27 years. He was nonviolent. He negotiated his way out of jail. His honor and suffering of 27 years in a South African prison is really ultimately what brought about the freedom of South Africa. That is nonviolence.
About
Africa
African
Brought
Freedom
He
His
His way
Honor
Jail
Mandela
Nelson
Nelson mandela
Nonviolence
A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated.
Different
Manner
Might
Much
News
Organization
Properly
Responsibility
Sophisticated
Story
Telling
Whole
You
If you lined up 10 writers and asked them to write a movie about Steve Jobs, you'd get 10 very different movies.
About
Asked
Different
Get
Jobs
Lined
Movie
Movies
Steve
Steve Jobs
Them
Up
Very
Write
I did not have a happy family life a few years ago. I was divorced, and I was very alienated from my daughter, and I was out there cutting every ribbon and running around New York hosting events for different causes to supplant my loss because I didn't have a family to go home to. Now I don't want to be Mr. Show Business anymore.
Alienated
Anymore
Around
Because
Business
Causes
Cutting
Daughter
Did
Different
Divorced
Events
Every
Family
While I was doing 'The Newsroom,' I always had the news on on different networks on different TVs around my house and around my office.
Always
Around
Different
Doing
Had
House
Networks
News
Newsroom
Office
While
Everything can be going well, but if I'm not writing, I'm not happy. When I'm writing well, I'm like a different person.
Different
Different Person
Everything
Going
Happy
Like
Person
Well
Writing
In the theater, you act more of the time. In the movies, you get to act maybe 20 or 30 minutes of the day. I love acting in movies. It's just different.
Act
Acting
Day
Different
Get
I Love
Just
Love
Maybe
Minutes
More
Movies
Theater
Time
Before passing different laws for different people, I'd relinquish myself unto you as your slave.
Before
Different
Different People
Laws
Myself
Passing
People
Relinquish
Slave
Unto
You
Your
The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.
Abstraction
Admire
Aesthetic
Approval
Complete
Different
Fact
Generally
Incapable
Judgments
Latter
Main
Main Reason
Make
Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.
Arthritis
Connection
Different
Discouragement
Germ
Joint
Necessary
Own
Stiff
Trouble
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
Affections
Different
Great
Great Strain
Jokes
Strain
Taste
'Jekyll and Hyde' I read in high school. I was expecting a Hollywood-type horror story and couldn't believe it when I got this very complex narrative from all these different points of view.
Believe
Complex
Different
Expecting
Got
High
High School
Horror
Narrative
Points
Read
School
Story
Very
I have travelled all over the world and one thing that amazes me is that I can communicate with people. My story may be different but emotionally we are all the same.
Amazes
Be Different
Communicate
Different
Emotionally
I Can
May
Me
One Thing
Over
People
Same
Story
Thing
One of the nice things about books as opposed to television and movies to some extent is it's not a passive entertainment. People really do get involved, and they do create, and they do have their own visions of what different characters look like and what should happen. It's great - it means their brains are working.
About
Books
Brains
Characters
Create
Different
Different Characters
Entertainment
Extent
Get
Great
Happen
Involved
Like
America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
America
Colonies
Different
Establishing
Exaggerated
Instrumental
Most
Opinions
Owes
Prejudices
Religious
Social
Were
Which
You couldn't find two people more different than my mother and I. There are a thousand things about me that she fought against.
About
Against
Different
Find
Fought
Me
More
Mother
People
She
Than
Things
Thousand
Two
Kids don't read as much as you'd like them to, just in terms of seeing the world from different perspectives. I mean, that's the great thing about books, still. Here's television, here are the movies, and it's pretty limited in terms of the perspectives.
About
Books
Different
Different Perspectives
Great
Great Thing
Here
Just
Kids
Like
Limited
Mean
Movies
Much
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
After
Agreed
Different
Everybody
Face
Tedious
Till
Too
Truth
Wait
Wears
Were
Would
Would-Be
Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation.
Conversation
Different
I Think
May
Mine
Name
Properly
Sure
Think
Writing
You
Without going outside his race, and even among the better classes with their 'white' culture and conscious American manners, but still Negro enough to be different, there is sufficient matter to furnish a black artist with a lifetime of creative work.
American
Among
Artist
Be Different
Better
Black
Classes
Conscious
Creative
Creative Work
Culture
Different
Enough
Even
Man is alone everywhere. But the solitude of the Mexican, under the great stone night of the high plateau that is still inhabited by insatiable gods, is very different from that of the North American, who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens and moral precepts.
Abstract
Alone
American
Citizens
Different
Everywhere
Fellow
Fellow Citizens
Gods
Great
High
Inhabited
Insatiable
Machines
I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all.
Coexistence
Deepening
Different
Each
Idea
Particular
Rich
Them
Universal
I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.
Africa
Contribution
Creative
Different
Each
Envision
Great
Groups
Making
Many
Nation
Own
Peaceful
Pride
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
Age
Changes
Charm
Consist
Different
Enigmatic
Everything
Fact
History
Lesson
Nothing
To me there's no difference between a book of stories and a novel - they're just slightly different shapes.
Between
Book
Difference
Different
Different shapes
Just
Me
No difference
Novel
Shapes
Slightly
Stories
I suppose I'm interested in sorrow, which is very different from depression or despair. Sorrow is continuous with the world; it allows for creativity.
Continuous
Creativity
Depression
Despair
Different
Interested
Sorrow
Suppose
Very
Which
World
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
America
Between
Different
England
Know
People
Quite
Relation
Secret
Secrets
Shared
Think
Two
Two people
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
Age
Different
Less
Old
Old age
Pleasures
Than
Though
Which
Youth
In an amusement park, you can go on a roller coaster that carries you up and down, or you can go on another kind of ride that whirls you around in a circle. Similarly, there are different sorts of entertaining experiences in the theater.
Amusement
Another
Around
Carries
Circle
Coaster
Different
Down
Entertaining
Experiences
Go
Kind
Park
Ride
There's nothing regular about my life at all, really. I don't keep a regular schedule and every day is different. It's all rather chaotic.
About
Chaotic
Day
Different
Every
Every day
Keep
Life
My life
Nothing
Rather
Really
Regular
Schedule
To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
Any
Die
Different
Luckier
Supposed
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
Absorb
Adventure
America
Conquest
Different
Fifty
Great
Longer
People
Social
Wilderness
I don't ever know where I'm going. Because one of the wonderful things about writing, which is different than working in programming, you don't need to know. You could just write and discover where you're going. And it's a great deal of fun.
About
Because
Could
Deal
Different
Discover
Ever
Fun
Going
Great
Great deal
Just
Know
Need
A lot of people... kind of make heroes that are separate from us, people who are, you know, like... John Wayne and Errol Flynn and, you know, Denzel Washington... people who are different, who are larger than life.
Denzel
Denzel washington
Different
Heroes
John
John wayne
Kind
Know
Larger
Life
Like
Lot
Make
People
The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads.
Activity
Age
Culture
Different
Forms
Intellectual
Make
Make up
Most
Move
Part
Roads
Together
Up
With '44 Scotland Street' I found myself having to work out how a daily novel works, and it is completely different to a conventional novel.
Conventional
Daily
Different
Found
Having
How
Myself
Novel
Out
Scotland
Street
Work
Work out
Works
Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too.
Alone
Concerns
Different
Get
Habit
Listening
Me
Much
Must
Others
Say
Several
Somewhat
Too
I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it. Mostly because novels and films are so different, and I'm such an internal novelist.
Because
Different
Film
Films
Internal
Mostly
Never
Novel
Novelist
Novels
See
While
Writing
I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
Adult
Always
Different
Difficult
Growing
Growing up
I think
Interested
Kids
Often
Process
Think
Two
Universes