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V. S. Naipaul Quotes
Brief author info: V. S. Naipaul (1932- ) West Indian writer, novelist and memoirist of Indian descent, educated in Britain; won John Llewellyn Prize for first novel.
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A businessman is someone who buys at ten and is happy to get out at twelve. The other kind of man buys at ten, sees it rise to eighteen and does nothing. He is waiting for it to rise to twenty. When it drops to two he waits for it to get back to ten.
In the beginning, before the arrival of the white men, I had considered myself neutral. I had wanted neither side to win, neither the army nor the rebels. As it turned out, both sides lost.
If it was Europe that gave us on the coast some idea of our history, it was Europe, I feel, that also introduced us to the lie.
The Europeans wanted gold and slaves, like everybody else; but at the same time they wanted statues put up to themselves as people who had done good things for the slaves.
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