40 Notable Quotes By Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Isaac Bashevis Singer was an illustrious Polish-Jewish writer in Yiddish who received a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. He had also bagged two ‘U.S National Book Awards’, one in fiction and the other in children’s literature. Besides being a Nobel Laureate, he also played a vital role in the ‘Yiddish Literary Movement’, and wrote and published his books, thoughts, novels and works only in Yiddish. Some of his notable works include, ‘A Crown of Features and Other Stories’, ‘A Day of Pleasure: Stories of A Boy Growing Up in Warsaw’, ‘Satan in Goray’, ‘The Wicked City’, ‘Shadows on the Hudson’, ‘Gimpel The Fool And Other Stories’ amongst various others. Zoom through the corpus of quotations and sayings by Isaac Bashevis Singer which have a large readership and are frequently quoted by people across the globe. Presenting notable quotes and thoughts by Isaac Bashevis Singer on greatness, kindness, character, believe, surprise, choice, effort, eternity, wisdom, love, health, environmental, justice, treasure, vision, art, animals, religion, scholar and more.
I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens. 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. Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it’s dark Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. In their behavior toward creatures, all men are Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they're the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought. When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice. What a strange power there is in clothing. A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. Life is God's novel. Let him write it. We all play chess with Fate as partner. He makes a move, we make a move. He tries to checkmate us in three moves, we try to prevent it. We know we can't win, but we're driven to give him a good fight. When a writer tries to explain too much, he's out of time before he begins. Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions. As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together. The wastepaper basket is the writer’s best friend. Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself We must believe in free will. We have no choice. Every human character appears only once in the history of human beings. And so does every event of love. If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. No doubt the world is entirely an imaginary world, but it is only once removed from the true world. I don't study literature, I read it for enjoyment Even the worm that crawls in the Earth there glows a divine spark. When you slaughter a creature, you slaughter your God. If you believe in God, then He exists. Shoulders are from God, and burdens too. Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. If you hear I'm dead, don't come to my funeral. Literature can very well describe the absurd, but it should never become absurd itself One prays for life , life means free choice and freedom is mystery . If one knew the truth how could there be freedom Of all the blessings bestowed on man, the greatest lies in the fact that God's face is forever hidden from him One thing I found out then was that pity is a form of love and, actually, its highest expression.
A Tale of Two Sisters The characters have their own lives and their own logic, and you have to act accordingly. A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises.
Along with the atom, the personality of the Homo Sapiens has been splitting...
When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I'm a grown up, they call me a writer.
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.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
A freelance writer is paid per word, per piece, perhaps.
Misfortune draws people to religion and mysticism 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.