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At the deepest level people are madder than they want to believe. You will find that they fear being eaten, and are alarmed by their desire to devour others.
I began to enjoy my own generosity; I felt the pleasure of pleasing others, especially as this was accompanied by money-power. I was paying for them; they were grateful, they had to be; and they could no longer see me as a failure.
I don't want to be loved. I want to be desired. Love is safety, but desire is foul.
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The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
December 5, 1954
Hanif Kureishi is a British Pakistani playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and novelist. In 2008, The Times included Kureishi in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
The Buddha of Suburbia (1990)
The Black Album (1995)
My Son the Fanatic (1994)
My Ear at His Heart (2004)
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