Isaac Bashevis Singer Quotes

Isaac Bashevis Singer Quotes: When a human kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why should man then expect mercy from God? It's unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give. It is inconsistent. I can never accept inconsistency or injustice. Even if it comes from God. If there would come a voice from God saying,
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Isaac Bashevis Singer Quote: The characters have their own lives and their own logic, and you have to act accordingly.
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Quotes about Isaac Bashevis Singer: As much as I can give of myself I give of myself. There's no reason why not. And when I have to hide something, I let the character speak.
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Quote about Isaac Bashevis Singer: Whenever I'm in trouble, I pray. And because I'm in trouble all of the time, I pray almost constantly.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer Sayings: Sometimes you have the feeling that some little imp is standing behind you and dictating to you, but he gives it to you slowly, drop by drop.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer Saying: Literature is the memory of humanity.
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Sayings about Isaac Bashevis Singer: To me the Yiddish language and the conduct of those who spoke it are identical.
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Saying about Isaac Bashevis Singer: The storyteller and poet of our time, as in any other time, must be an entertainer of the spirit in the full sense of the word, not just a preacher of social or political ideals. There is no paradise for bored readers and no excuse for tedious literature that does not intrigue the reader, uplift him, give him the joy and the escape that true art always grants.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer Quotes: One can find in the Yiddish tongue and in the Yiddish spirit expressions of pious joy, lust for life, longing for the Messiah, patience and deep appreciation of human individuality.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer Quote: It seems that the analysis of character is the highest human entertainment. And literature does it, unlike gossip, without mentioning names.
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Quotes about Isaac Bashevis Singer: How can we speak of right and justice if we take an innocent creature and shed its blood? How can we pray to God for mercy if we ourselves have no mercy? Nobel laureate in literature.
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Quote about Isaac Bashevis Singer: Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer Sayings: The ghetto was not only a place of refuge for a persecuted minority but a great experiment in peace, in self-discipline and in humanism. As such it still exists and refuses to give up in spite of all the brutality that surrounds it. I was brought up among those people.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer Saying: We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
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Sayings about Isaac Bashevis Singer: I have heard from my father and mother all the answers that faith in God could offer to those who doubt and search for the truth. In our home and in many other homes the eternal questions were more actual than the latest news in the Yiddish newspaper. In spite of all the disenchantments and all my skepticism I believe that the nations can learn much from those Jews, their way of thinking, their way of bringing up children, their finding happiness where others see nothing but misery and humiliation.
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Saying about Isaac Bashevis Singer: When the time comes I will go joyfully. Whatever may be there, it will be real, without complication, without ridicule, without deception.
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