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The Magus by John Fowles
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Oct 22, 2010

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John Fowles
“Greece is like a mirror. It makes you suffer. Then you learn.'
To live alone?'
To live. With what you are.”
John Fowles, The Magus

John Fowles
“The human race is unimportant. It is the self that must not be betrayed."

"I suppose one could say that Hitler didn't betray his self."

"You are right. He did not. But millions of Germans did betray their selves. That was the tragedy. Not that one man had the courage to be evil. But that millions had not the courage to be good.”
John Fowles, The Magus

John Fowles
“You wish to be liked. I wish simply to be. One day you will know what that means, perhaps. And you will smile. Not against me. But with me.”
John Fowles, The Magus

John Fowles
“It came to me…that I didn’t want to be anywhere else in the world at that moment, that what I was feeling at that moment justified all I had been through, because all I had been through was my being there. I was experiencing…a new self-acceptance, a sense that I had to be this mind and this body, its vices and its virtues, and that I had no other chance or choice.”
John Fowles, The Magus

John Fowles
“Wolves don't hunt singly, but always in pairs. The lone wolf was a myth.”
John Fowles, The Magus

Reading Progress

October 22, 2010 – Shelved
March 17, 2013 – Started Reading
March 17, 2013 –
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April 26, 2013 –
May 13, 2013 – Finished Reading

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