Cynthia Ozick Quotes

Cynthia Ozick Quotes: Imagine an American Hans Christian Andersen, conceive of the Brothers Grimm living in Missouri, and you will approximate Howard Schwartz, a fable-maker and fable-gatherer seduced by the uncanny and the unearthly. In Lilith's Cave, he once again reaches into a magical cornucopia of folklore and fantasy and spreads before us, in enchanting language, the marvels and shocks of dybbuks, ghosts, demons, spirits, and wizards.
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Cynthia Ozick Quote: One must avoid ambition in order to write. Otherwise something else is the goal: some kind of power beyond the power of language. And the power of language, it seems to me, is the only kind of power a writer is entitled to.
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Quotes about Cynthia Ozick: Bohemia and all its works are vanished out of America; or, more exactly, bohemia has migrated to the middle class, and is alive and well in condo and suburb.
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Quote about Cynthia Ozick: In real life wishing, divorced from willing, is sterile and begets nothing.
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Cynthia Ozick Sayings: No one can teach writing, but classes may stimulate the urge to write. If you are born a writer, you will inevitably and helplessly write. A born writer has self-knowledge. Read, read, read. And if you are a fiction writer, dont confine yourself to reading fiction. Every writer is first a wide reader.
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Cynthia Ozick Saying: Language makes culture, and we make a rotten culture when we abuse words.
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Sayings about Cynthia Ozick: All politicians know that every 'temporary' political initiative promised as a short-term poultice stays on the books forever.
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Saying about Cynthia Ozick: Real apprenticeship is ultimately always to the self.
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Cynthia Ozick Quotes: Invention despoils observations, insinuation invalidates memory. A stewpot of bad habits, all of it - so that imaginative writers wind up, by and large, a shifty crew, sunk in distortion, misrepresentation, illusion, imposture, fakery.
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Cynthia Ozick Quote: Fiction does not invent out of a vacuum, but it invents; and what it invents is, first, the fabric and cadence of language, and then a slant of idea that sails out of these as a fin lifts from the sea.
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Quotes about Cynthia Ozick: The trouble with happiness is that it never notices itself.
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Quote about Cynthia Ozick: What was lost in the European cataclysm was not only the Jewish past--the whole life of a civilization--but also a major share ofthe Jewish future.... [ellipsis in source] It was not only the intellect of a people in its prime that was excised, but the treasure of a people in its potential.
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Cynthia Ozick Sayings: The art of fiction is freedom of will for your characters.
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