Quotes by Israeli authors


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"Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself"
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"I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively"
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"I must govern the clock, not be governed by it"
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"Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys"
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"A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader"
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"Well, I grew up between Holland and Israel and then moved to France when I was eleven"
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"Everything is temporary. Everything is bound to end"
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"When you record, you live with what you recorded for many many years, but when you play it's just an hour and a half and then once it's over it's over"
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"It was an hour and a half plane ride, so I slept. I try to sleep because that's probably the only time I get to get my real sleep. When I can't sleep I read books or watch movies"
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"I'm nothing more than what you actually see, but I am also the complete opposite"
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"I think it's very good to have regrets, to learn how to live with them"
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"If I look at it, it's about being able to get lost in New York, to explore the city, to have more personal stories about New York, although some could also take place in Paris"
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"Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in"
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"So usually even if you like a sentence or a story or something, it won't come out that way - it'll come out years later, and in a different way, and you don't really control that"
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"It's always a mixture of fiction and your own story. It's more I recreate atmospheres and moods through songs"
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"I'm always on a train or a plane, so wherever I happen to be is home"
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"I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen"
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"When you write songs, you can't really point out the exact thing you're inspired by. It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're trying to put into words"
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"I'm very attached to Paris because I have a base there and am also recording there, but New York is home to me when I'm in the U.S., because it's nice to have a bed to go back to"
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"I was in the studio so much, it was about the search for air in a metaphoric sense, and the breathing has more to do with travel for me, about the search musically for open air"
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"I spend a lot of time writing in New York"
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"The things I learned from the army - and I think it was a lesson for life - was how to work in unison with other people. How to take responsibility"
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"I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence"
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"I think I value things more correctly. I hope I look at my life in a way that makes sense"
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"I am not thinking that because people say I am great that I really am great. I am just doing a job, just like everybody else. The only difference is that a lot more people see what I do"
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"I never got hurt when I was in Morocco doing all the horse riding and my own stunts. But on the last day on the last shot I slid off my horse and landed on my bottom. I did not get hurt but it was very embarrassing"
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"I think if you play a character that is fearless, then it's boring. I think that's what was so incredible about Harrison Ford, is that he always seemed like he was never going to survive it, he's always scared, and yet he always does survive it somehow"
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"Cease-fire is important, but it can last only for a very, very, very short time"
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"We believe that we should come to an agreement with the Palestinians. But we need two to tango"
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"No one can compare us to the apartheid regime. It's not like in South Africa between the blacks and the whites who belong to the same nation, or in Berlin where you find parents living on the eastern side and their children in the western side"
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