Facts about Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Isaac Bashevis Singer was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between July 14, 1904 and July 24, 1991. He/she became 87 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Isaac, under the main topics: Art, Environmental, Religion.

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Famous quotes by Isaac Bashevis Singer (31)


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"The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment"
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"Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life"
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"Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters"
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"I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens"
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"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression"
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"The waste basket is the writer's best friend"
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"The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance"
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"I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day"
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"A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises"
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"We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children"
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"Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions"
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"If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments"
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"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression"
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"A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind"
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"We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions"
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"We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice"
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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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"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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"If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet"
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"For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store"
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"What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it"
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"People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times"
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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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"We must believe in free will, we have no choice"
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"The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop"
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"The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique"
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"Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge"
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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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"When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer"
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"There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is"
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"Life is God's novel. Let him write it"


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