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Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: But I was afraid I'd have to give But I was afraid I'd have to give up on an ideal explanation of her past life. Oh well, there didn't have to be one necessarily. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: To rip off a piece of lover's temper To rip off a piece of lover's temper was a pleasure in her deepest vein of enjoyment. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: It's no small matter to become rich and It's no small matter to become rich and famous by saying exactly what you think - to say it in your own words, without compromise. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: It's not up to me ... to make It's not up to me ... to make the world consistent. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: There is no old age of the soul. There is no old age of the soul. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: I am much better now at ambiguities. I am much better now at ambiguities. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: I must play the instrument I've got. I must play the instrument I've got. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Is the carbon molecule lined with thought? Is the carbon molecule lined with thought? — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Death is the black backing on the mirror Death is the black backing on the mirror that allows us to see anything at all. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Instead I often felt unusually light and swift-paced, Instead I often felt unusually light and swift-paced, as if I were on a weightless bicycle and sprinting through the star world. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: You can spend the entire second half of You can spend the entire second half of your life recovering from the mistakes of the first half. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: If only we dind't have hearts we wouldn't If only we dind't have hearts we wouldn't know how sad it was. But we carry around these hearts ... which give us away. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: We are funny creatures. We don't see the We are funny creatures. We don't see the stars as they are, so why do we love them? They are not small gold objects, but endless fire. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: One must bear in mind the odd angle One must bear in mind the odd angle or slant that the rays of love have to take in order to reach a heart like mine. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Yes, these business people have great energy. There's Yes, these business people have great energy. There's a question as to what's burned to produce it and what things we can and can't burn. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: I would like to explain that I consider I would like to explain that I consider prayer above all an act of gratitude for existence. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Herzog abandoned this theme with characteristic abruptness Herzog abandoned this theme with characteristic abruptness — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Christopher Hitchens: Saul Bellow: Death is the dark backing that Saul Bellow: Death is the dark backing that a mirror needs if we are able to see anything. — Christopher Hitchens
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Human character is smaller now, people don't have Human character is smaller now, people don't have durable passions; they've replaced passions with excitement. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: As for Thea, sometimes she looked more barbarous As for Thea, sometimes she looked more barbarous than they did in spite of the civilized lipstick and conventional shape of the jodhpurs she wore. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The Indian temperament is so excitable, you know. The Indian temperament is so excitable, you know. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: So things go on as before with those So things go on as before with those who think a great deal and effect nothing, and those who think nothing evidently doing it all... — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Sometimes I wonder," I said, "if people who Sometimes I wonder," I said, "if people who are going to tell the truth shouldn't make sure first that they can defend themselves. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Wesley Clark: I like Hemingway and I like a lot I like Hemingway and I like a lot Jewish writers (such as) Saul Bellow. — Wesley Clark
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: At moments I dislike having a face, a At moments I dislike having a face, a nose, lips, because he has them. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: In any true life you must go and In any true life you must go and be exposed outside the small circle that encompasses two or three heads in the same history of love. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: It's no disgrace to be a private, you It's no disgrace to be a private, you know. Socrates was a plain foot soldier, a hoplite. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Chaos doesn't run the whole show. Chaos doesn't run the whole show. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: She's very pretty but she's honey from the She's very pretty but she's honey from the icebox, if you know what I mean. Cold sweets won't spread. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Apes in their own habitat are less sexually Apes in their own habitat are less sexually driven than those in captivity. It must be that captivity, boredom, breeds lustfulness. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: A person either creates or destroys. There is A person either creates or destroys. There is no neutrality. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: It's goodbye to reality when love sets in. It's goodbye to reality when love sets in. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Depressives cannot surrender childhoodnot even the pains of Depressives cannot surrender childhood
not even the pains of childhood. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The lesson of an American life like my The lesson of an American life like my father's ... is that achievements are compatible with decency (112). — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: IF THE GREAT ANDROMEDA GALAXY had to depend IF THE GREAT ANDROMEDA GALAXY had to depend on you to hold it up, where would it be now but fallen way to hell? — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The flesh would shrink and go, the blood The flesh would shrink and go, the blood would dry, but no one believes in his mind of minds or heart of hearts that the pictures do stop. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: A man is only as good as what A man is only as good as what he loves. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The body, she says, is subject to the The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is ruled by levity, pure. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Your authority and my degeneracy are one in Your authority and my degeneracy are one in the same. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: It was all there. Only he was not It was all there. Only he was not through with love and hate elsewhere. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: It hardly does much good to have a It hardly does much good to have a complex mind without actually being a philosopher. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: I don't know exactly how it's done. I I don't know exactly how it's done. I let it alone a good deal. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: How could I be anything but a dissenter? How could I be anything but a dissenter? Who wants the opinion of a group? — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Conquered people tend to be witty. Conquered people tend to be witty. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: I am moneys medium. It passes through me- I am moneys medium. It passes through me- taxes, insurance, mortgage, child support, rent, legal fees. All this dignified blundering costs plenty. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: What Homo sapien imagines, he may slowly convert What Homo sapien imagines, he may slowly convert himself to. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: In an age of madness, to expect to In an age of madness, to expect to be untouched by madness is a form of madness. But the pursuit of sanity can be a form of madness, too — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: In the end you can't save your soul In the end you can't save your soul and life by thought. But if you think, the least of the consolation prizes is the world. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: People forget how sensational the things are that People forget how sensational the things are that they do. They don't see it on themselves. It blends into the background of their daily life. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: I pretended not to understand. One of life's I pretended not to understand. One of life's hardest jobs, to make a quick understanding slow. I think I succeeded, thought Herzog. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: I quit thinking long ago that all old I quit thinking long ago that all old people came to rest from the things they were out for in their younger years. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: If love is love, it's free. If love is love, it's free. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: I seem to have the blind self-acceptance of I seem to have the blind self-acceptance of the eccentric who can't conceive that his eccentricities are not clearly understood. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The real and essential question is one of The real and essential question is one of our employment by other human beings and their employment by us. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: There are evils that have the ability to There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever ... money, for instance, or war. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: ...and suffering is another bad habit. ...and suffering is another bad habit. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Maybe America didn't need art and inner miracles. Maybe America didn't need art and inner miracles. It had so many outer ones. The USA was a big operation, very big. The more it, the less we. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Cynthia Ozick: I had the idea in my twenties that I had the idea in my twenties that a writer could immediately become the late Henry James. Henry James himself had to mature. Even Saul Bellow did. — Cynthia Ozick
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: A plan relieves you of the torment of A plan relieves you of the torment of choice. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: There is no limit to the amount of There is no limit to the amount of intelligence invested in ignorance when the need for illusion runs deep. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The best and purest human beings, from the The best and purest human beings, from the beginning of time, have understood that life is sacred. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: From Euclid to Newton there were straight lines. From Euclid to Newton there were straight lines. The modern age analyzes the wavers. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The first undressing of two lovers is a The first undressing of two lovers is a most special event. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: But there are things you can't consult anybody But there are things you can't consult anybody about. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Let the enemies of life step down. Let the enemies of life step down. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: A fellow can't predict what he will pick A fellow can't predict what he will pick up in the form of influence. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The main reason for rewriting is not to The main reason for rewriting is not to achieve a smooth surface, but to discover the inner truth of your characters. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: John Hawkes is an extraordinary writer. I have John Hawkes is an extraordinary writer. I have always admired his books. They should he more widely read. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Guys like you make life easy for some Guys like you make life easy for some women. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: It is a joy to be choked with It is a joy to be choked with thought. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: For God's sake,' the dog is saying, 'open For God's sake,' the dog is saying, 'open the universe a little more! — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: You have to fight for your life. That's You have to fight for your life. That's the chief condition on which you hold it. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: There's a kind of emptiness at the center There's a kind of emptiness at the center of life ... nothing to form your life on, or by. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: It's wasted on dummies." (Life is). "They give It's wasted on dummies." (Life is). "They give it to dummies and fools. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: Society is what beats me. Alone I can Society is what beats me. Alone I can be pretty good, but let me go among people and there's the devil to pay. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The human being now simply can't close his The human being now simply can't close his elected garment about himself. Obligations to one's fellows perhaps prevent full buttoning by artists. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: A man may say, "From now on I'm A man may say, "From now on I'm going to speak the truth." But the truth hears him and runs away and hides before he's even done speaking. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: In the depths of a man's being there In the depths of a man's being there was something that responded with a quack to such perfume. Quack! — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: All a writer has to do to get All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: That's so often what it is with machinery: That's so often what it is with machinery: be somewhat in doubt and it carries the decision. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The hour that burst the spirit's sleep... The hour that burst the spirit's sleep... — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: The dream of man's heart ... is that The dream of man's heart ... is that life may complete in significant pattern. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: If I'm out of my mind, it's all If I'm out of my mind, it's all right with me, thought Moses Herzog. — Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow's Quotes By Saul Bellow: But she's a nut, and nuts win. But she's a nut, and nuts win. — Saul Bellow