Quotes by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Polish-born Jewish writer in Yiddish, Nobel Prize in Literature

Alive from: 1902-1991

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
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    Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
    Source: The New York Times (3 December 1978)
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    I am a vegetarian for health reasons - the health of the chicken.
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    If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
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    Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.
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    Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
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    Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
    Source: The New York Times (3 December 1978)
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    Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.
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    The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
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    The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it.
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    The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.
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    The waste basket is a writer's best friend.
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    The waste basket is the writer's best friend.
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    There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do.
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    We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children.
    Source: Stories for Children (1984)
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