A Quote by Joyce Cary on change, conflict, creation, creativity, danger, evil, facts, good, ideas, injustice, insecurity, inventions, life, mind, spirit, tragedy, and world

For me, the principal fact of life is the free mind. For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity. A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.

Joyce Cary

Source: 1958, in Writers at Work

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