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Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: All that God does is for the good. All that God does is for the good.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Life is God's novel. Let him write it. Life is God's novel. Let him write it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: In God's mill even chaff becomes flour. In God's mill even chaff becomes flour.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: A freelance writer is paid per word, per piece, perhaps. A freelance writer is paid per word, per piece, perhaps.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: The past is not lost. An image from years ago remained present somewhere in the fourth dimension and it reached you just in that moment. The past is not lost. An image from years ago remained present somewhere in the fourth dimension and it reached you just in that moment.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: As much as I can give of myself I give of myself. There's no reason why not. And when I have to hide something, I let the character speak. As much as I can give of myself I give of myself. There's no reason why not. And when I have to hide something, I let the character speak.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Children read books, not reviews. They don't give a hoot about critics. Children read books, not reviews. They don't give a hoot about critics.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: From borrowing one gets poorer and from work one gets richer. From borrowing one gets poorer and from work one gets richer.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: There will never be any peace in the world as long as we eat animals. There will never be any peace in the world as long as we eat animals.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments. If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens. I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Of course I believe in free will. Do we have a choice? Of course I believe in free will. Do we have a choice?
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them. Kindness, I've discovered, is everything. Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them. Kindness, I've discovered, is everything.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life. Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Man is a disgusting thing. If you beat him he starts to scream, but if it is the other one who is beaten, then he constructs a theory. Man is a disgusting thing. If you beat him he starts to scream, but if it is the other one who is beaten, then he constructs a theory.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: What's the good of not believing? Today it's your wife you don't believe; tomorrow it's God Himself you won't take stock in. What's the good of not believing? Today it's your wife you don't believe; tomorrow it's God Himself you won't take stock in.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Where do the wheels of history lead? How can you be so sure that the wheels of history won't get bogged down in blood and marrow again? Where do the wheels of history lead? How can you be so sure that the wheels of history won't get bogged down in blood and marrow again?
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Literature is the memory of humanity. Literature is the memory of humanity.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: In our time, when the literature for adults is deteriorating, good books for children are the only hope, the only refuge. In our time, when the literature for adults is deteriorating, good books for children are the only hope, the only refuge.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: I believe in God but people are liars. It's those people who say they are appointed by God who I don't believe in. I believe in God but people are liars. It's those people who say they are appointed by God who I don't believe in.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Some of my cronies call me a pessimist and a decadent, but there is always a background of faith behind resignation. Some of my cronies call me a pessimist and a decadent, but there is always a background of faith behind resignation.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: They still believe in God, the family, angels, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other obsolete stuff. They still believe in God, the family, angels, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other obsolete stuff.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: No matter how much you know a human being, you don't know him enough. No matter how much you know a human being, you don't know him enough.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Those who run around with women don't walk tightropes. They find it hard enough to crawl on the ground. Those who run around with women don't walk tightropes. They find it hard enough to crawl on the ground.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: A soldier who serves an emperor has to have a uniform, and this also applies to a soldier who serves the Almighty. A soldier who serves an emperor has to have a uniform, and this also applies to a soldier who serves the Almighty.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop. The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Men want all women to lie down as whores and get up as virgins. Men want all women to lie down as whores and get up as virgins.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: The genuine writer cannot ignore the fact that the family is losing its spiritual foundation. The genuine writer cannot ignore the fact that the family is losing its spiritual foundation.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: God gave us so many emotions, and so many strong ones. Every human being, even if he is an idiot, is a millionaire in emotions. God gave us so many emotions, and so many strong ones. Every human being, even if he is an idiot, is a millionaire in emotions.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Each soul must accomplish its task, or it would not have been sent here. Each soul must accomplish its task, or it would not have been sent here.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: It seems that the analysis of character is the highest human entertainment. And literature does it, unlike gossip, without mentioning names. It seems that the analysis of character is the highest human entertainment. And literature does it, unlike gossip, without mentioning names.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Literature can very well describe the absurd, but it should never become absurd itself Literature can very well describe the absurd, but it should never become absurd itself
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: A Marxist has never written a good novel. A Marxist has never written a good novel.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Misfortune draws people to religion and mysticism Misfortune draws people to religion and mysticism
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store. For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: While facts never become obsolete or stale, commentaries always do. While facts never become obsolete or stale, commentaries always do.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: No lepidopterist's collection in the entire world ... full if iridescent wings, is worth the life of a single butterfly. No lepidopterist's collection in the entire world ... full if iridescent wings, is worth the life of a single butterfly.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: One has to trust that God knows how to manage the world. One has to trust that God knows how to manage the world.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: When a writer tries to explain too much, he's out of time before he begins. When a writer tries to explain too much, he's out of time before he begins.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: If we have people with the power to tell a story, there will always be readers. If we have people with the power to tell a story, there will always be readers.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: When the time comes I will go joyfully. Whatever may be there, it will be real, without complication, without ridicule, without deception. When the time comes I will go joyfully. Whatever may be there, it will be real, without complication, without ridicule, without deception.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Sometimes you have the feeling that some little imp is standing behind you and dictating to you, but he gives it to you slowly, drop by drop. Sometimes you have the feeling that some little imp is standing behind you and dictating to you, but he gives it to you slowly, drop by drop.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice. We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: The sexual organs are the most sensitive organs of the human being. They are not diplomats. They tell the truth. The sexual organs are the most sensitive organs of the human being. They are not diplomats. They tell the truth.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: The wastepaper basket is the writer's best friend. The wastepaper basket is the writer's best friend.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: If one knew the truth how could there be freedom? If hell and paradise were in the middle of the marketplace, everyone would be a saint. If one knew the truth how could there be freedom? If hell and paradise were in the middle of the marketplace, everyone would be a saint.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: It is a fact that the classics of Yiddish literature are also the classics of the modern Hebrew literature. It is a fact that the classics of Yiddish literature are also the classics of the modern Hebrew literature.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: No doubt the world is entirely an imaginary world, but it is only once removed from the true world. No doubt the world is entirely an imaginary world, but it is only once removed from the true world.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it's dark Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it's dark
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day. I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it. The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: One prays for life , life means free choice and freedom is mystery . If one knew the truth how could there be freedom One prays for life , life means free choice and freedom is mystery . If one knew the truth how could there be freedom
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: God is a writer and we are both the heroes and the readers. God is a writer and we are both the heroes and the readers.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Shoulders are from God, and burdens too. Shoulders are from God, and burdens too.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: You must believe in free will; there is no choice. You must believe in free will; there is no choice.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: I believe in free will. I have no choice. I believe in free will. I have no choice.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Every body resisted (the slaughterer) in its own fashion, tried to escape and seemed to argue with the Creator to its last breath. Every body resisted (the slaughterer) in its own fashion, tried to escape and seemed to argue with the Creator to its last breath.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Atheism is a sort of crippled mysticism, [...] Blind nature has created all that we see, as well as all that we do not see - that's a mystical notion. Atheism is a sort of crippled mysticism, [...] Blind nature has created all that we see, as well as all that we do not see - that's a mystical notion.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Every human character appears only once in the history of human beings. And so does every event of love. Every human character appears only once in the history of human beings. And so does every event of love.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge. Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: The pessimism of the creative person is not decadence but a mighty passion for the redemption of man. The pessimism of the creative person is not decadence but a mighty passion for the redemption of man.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Whenever I'm in trouble, I pray. And because I'm in trouble all of the time, I pray almost constantly. Whenever I'm in trouble, I pray. And because I'm in trouble all of the time, I pray almost constantly.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: What a strange power there is in clothing. What a strange power there is in clothing.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Along with the atom, the personality of the Homo Sapiens has been splitting ... Along with the atom, the personality of the Homo Sapiens has been splitting ...
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: If you believe in God, then He exists. If you believe in God, then He exists.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: It is a general rule that when the grain of truth cannot be found, men will swallow great helpings of falsehood. It is a general rule that when the grain of truth cannot be found, men will swallow great helpings of falsehood.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions. We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes: If you hear I'm dead, don't come to my funeral. If you hear I'm dead, don't come to my funeral.