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Isaac Bashevis Singer – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


The waste basket is the writer’s best friend.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


Life is God’s novel. Let him write it.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer