Facts about Breyten Breytenbach

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Breyten Breytenbach is a famous Writer from South Africa, he/she is 78 years old and still alive, born September 16, 1939.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 9 quotes who is written / told by Breyten.

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Famous quotes by Breyten Breytenbach (9)


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"The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests"
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"In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one's breath"
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"I think it's an area that one writes from that is curious because it is not a clearly defined partisan one"
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"Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness"
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"It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal"
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"In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear"
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"Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War"
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"The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America's interests"
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"It would be a tragic mistake for us out here to imagine that Bush represents the hearts and the minds of the majority of your countrymen. Many of your black and other compatriots must be just as anguished as we are"


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