Facts about Amos Oz

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Amos Oz is a famous Writer from Israel, he/she is 79 years old and still alive, born May 4, 1939.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 21 quotes who is written / told by Amos.

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Famous quotes by Amos Oz (21)


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"Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims"
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"The actual gap between Labor, Likud and the new central party is microscopic"
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"On my parents' scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered"
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"Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception"
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"One of the things I wanted to introduce in The Same Sea beyond transcending the conflict, is the fact that deep down below all our secrets are the same"
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"I was born and bred in a tiny, low-ceilinged ground-floor apartment"
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"Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right"
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"I wrote The Same Sea not as a political allegory about Israelis and Palestinians. I wrote it about something much more gutsy and immediate. I wrote it as a piece of chamber music"
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"I recommend the art of slow reading"
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"I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world"
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"But The Same Sea is set precisely in this Israel, which never makes it to the news headlines anywhere. It is a novel about everyday people far removed from fundamentalism, fanaticism nationalism, or militancy of any sort"
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"In many ways, I regard Sharon and Arafat as birds of a feather"
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"But for 30 years, Orthodox leaders have tipped the balance between hawks and doves, and have been in a position to determine who forms a coalition and who runs the country"
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"A conflict begins and ends in the hearts and minds of people, not in the hilltops"
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"It is crystal clear to me that if Arabs put down a draft resolution blaming Israel for the recent earthquake in Iran it would probably have a majority, the U.S. would veto it and Britain and France would abstain"
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"And in this respect, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a tragedy, a clash between one very powerful, very convincing, very painful claim over this land and another no less powerful, no less convincing claim"
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"Israel of the coastal plain, where eight out of ten Israeli Jews live far removed from the occupied territories, from the fiery Jerusalem, from the religious and nationalistic conflicts, is unknown to the outside world, almost unknown to itself"
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"If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice - if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state"
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"I wrote a novel about Israelis who live their own lives on the slope of a volcano. Near a volcano one still falls in love, one still gets jealous, one still wants a promotion, one still gossips"
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"I have seen for the first time in 100 years of conflict, the two peoples - the Israeli people and the Palestinian people - are ahead of their leaderships"
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"All of my novels are democracies"


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