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Jerzy Kosinski quotes: There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian nation than the withdrawal of capital. There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian nation than the withdrawal of capital.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: She protected herself by making herself believe no-one else could ever really understand her. She protected herself by making herself believe no-one else could ever really understand her.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Can the imagination, any more than the boy, be held prisoner ?"- from the foreword to the 1976 edition of "The Painted Bird Can the imagination, any more than the boy, be held prisoner ?"
- from the foreword to the 1976 edition of "The Painted Bird
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: It seems that what I really want is a drug that will increase my consciousness of others, not myself. It seems that what I really want is a drug that will increase my consciousness of others, not myself.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call it Eternity I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call it Eternity
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer's life Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer's life
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I'm sure there are aspects of my personality buried within me that will surface as soon as I know I am completely loved. I'm sure there are aspects of my personality buried within me that will surface as soon as I know I am completely loved.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: When people claim to know who I am, I can no longer act freely. When people claim to know who I am, I can no longer act freely.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: A novelist has a specific poetic license which also applies to his own life. A novelist has a specific poetic license which also applies to his own life.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I suppress in my prose any language which calls attention to itself. I suppress in my prose any language which calls attention to itself.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: The recent Dictionary of Occupational Titles lists over twenty thousand specialized professions in America; being a millionaire is not one of them. The recent Dictionary of Occupational Titles lists over twenty thousand specialized professions in America; being a millionaire is not one of them.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: There were innumerable selves that he evoked in her. There were innumerable selves that he evoked in her.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Of all mammals, only a human being can say 'no. Of all mammals, only a human being can say 'no.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: So this is insanity. How interesting. What happens next? So this is insanity. How interesting. What happens next?
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: In my photographs it is apparent that there was no posing at the moment I released the shutter. In my photographs it is apparent that there was no posing at the moment I released the shutter.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I was pushing myself to extremes in order to discover my many selves. I was pushing myself to extremes in order to discover my many selves.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: You don't die in the United States, you underachieve. You don't die in the United States, you underachieve.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: All my father saw was what he wanted to see. All my father saw was what he wanted to see.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I always have a sense of trembling, but so does a compass, after all. I always have a sense of trembling, but so does a compass, after all.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Take whatever you can from others, and when there is nothing left, forget about them. Take whatever you can from others, and when there is nothing left, forget about them.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: It is not sex by itself that interests me, but its particular role in American consciousness, and in my own life. It is not sex by itself that interests me, but its particular role in American consciousness, and in my own life.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: That's why she keeps her nails long, she says, to be able to scratch and claw. That's why she keeps her nails long, she says, to be able to scratch and claw.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: If we reduce social life to the smallest possible unit we will find that there is no social life in the company of one. If we reduce social life to the smallest possible unit we will find that there is no social life in the company of one.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time. Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art. I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I have always suspected everyone who likes me of having poor judgment. I despise them for being so easily taken in. I have always suspected everyone who likes me of having poor judgment. I despise them for being so easily taken in.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Wouldn't it be easier to change people's eyes and hair than to build big furnaces and then catch Jews and Gypsies to burn them? Wouldn't it be easier to change people's eyes and hair than to build big furnaces and then catch Jews and Gypsies to burn them?
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I do not gather things, I prefer to rent them rather than to possess them. I do not gather things, I prefer to rent them rather than to possess them.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Ruined chimneys rose above masses of broken bricks Ruined chimneys rose above masses of broken bricks
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Physical comfort has nothing to do with any other comfort. Physical comfort has nothing to do with any other comfort.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Chance waited patiently until she stopped. Chance waited patiently until she stopped.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: My cynicism continuously undermines her faith in her own ability to master her moods. My cynicism continuously undermines her faith in her own ability to master her moods.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I look back into past history, the stored experiences or products of the imagination. I look no further forward than the evening. I look back into past history, the stored experiences or products of the imagination. I look no further forward than the evening.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time. I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I deserve no punishment at all for being who I am. I deserve no punishment at all for being who I am.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: There should be no promise of a plot. Plot is extraordinary, while chance is ordinary. There should be no promise of a plot. Plot is extraordinary, while chance is ordinary.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Freezing kills the flavor. Freezing kills the flavor.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United States who on average watch seven and a half hours of multichannel television per day. I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United States who on average watch seven and a half hours of multichannel television per day.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky. Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: It is possible to stand around with a cocktail in one's hand and talk with everyone, which means with no one. It is possible to stand around with a cocktail in one's hand and talk with everyone, which means with no one.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: Photography was the first foreign language of my artistic expression. Photography was the first foreign language of my artistic expression.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: He had found the one calm place in the midst of the storm, a quiet voice calling him to earth. He had found the one calm place in the midst of the storm, a quiet voice calling him to earth.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: As a boy I got the idea that death was an animal which lay curled inside waiting to swallow us. As a boy I got the idea that death was an animal which lay curled inside waiting to swallow us.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: The planned sit-down reception is an artificial forum where one is presented with a limited number of persons with whom he can hold a conversation. The planned sit-down reception is an artificial forum where one is presented with a limited number of persons with whom he can hold a conversation.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: All my life I've been hiding. All my life I've been hiding.
Jerzy Kosinski quotes: My choice of a life of adventure may well have been a result of the fact that action raised my blood pressure giving me enough energy to live. My choice of a life of adventure may well have been a result of the fact that action raised my blood pressure giving me enough energy to live.