Saul Bellow Quotes

Saul Bellow Quotes: A man must have limits and cannot give in to the wild desires to be everything and everyone and everything to everyone.
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Saul Bellow Quote: It is wrong to turn a man (a subject) into a thing (an object). By means of spiritual dialogue, the I-It relationship becomes an I-Thou relationship. God comes and goes in man's soul. And men come and go in each other's souls. Sometimes they come and go in each other's beds, too.
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Quotes about Saul Bellow: At moments I dislike having a face, a nose, lips, because he has them.
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Quote about Saul Bellow: Language is a spiritual mansion in which you live and nobody has the right to evict you.
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Saul Bellow Sayings: The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is ruled by levity, pure.
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Saul Bellow Saying: Certain blood will be given for half certain reasons, as in all wars.
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Sayings about Saul Bellow: It's hard for writers to get on with their work if they are convinced that they owe a concrete debt to experience and cannot allow themselves the privilege of ranging freely through social classes and professional specialties. A certain pride in their own experience, perhaps a sense of the property rights of others in their experience, holds them back.
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Saying about Saul Bellow: In every community there is a class of people profoundly dangerous to the rest. I don't mean the criminals. For them we have punitive sanctions. I mean the leaders. Invariably the most dangerous people seek the power. While in the parlors of indignation the right-thinking citizen brings his heart to a boil. (p. 51)
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Saul Bellow Quotes: Bringing people into the here-and-now. The real universe. That's the present moment. The past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real--the here-and-now. Seize the day.
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Saul Bellow Quote: The first undressing of two lovers is a most special event.
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Quotes about Saul Bellow: One way or another the no doubt mad idea entered my mind that my own actions had historic importance and this fantasy (?) made it appear that people who harmed me were interfering with an important experiment.
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Quote about Saul Bellow: We are all such accidents. We do not make up history and culture. We simply appear, not by our own choice. We make what we can of our condition with the means available. We must accept the mixture as we find it - the impurity of it, the tragedy of it, the hope of it.
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Saul Bellow Sayings: Socrates said the unexamined life is not worth living. But the over-examined life makes you wish you were dead. Given the alternative, I'd rather be living.
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Saul Bellow Saying: The only real distinction at this dangerous moment in human history and cosmic development has nothing to do with medals and ribbons. Not to fall asleep is distinguished. Everything else is mere popcorn.
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Sayings about Saul Bellow: Great pressure is brought to bear to make us undervalue ourselves. On the other hand, civilization teaches that each of us is an inestimable prize. There are, then, these two preparations: one for life and the other for death. Therefore we value and are ashamed to value ourselves.
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Saying about Saul Bellow: The ocean was waiting with grand and bitter provocations, as if it invited you to think how deep it was, how much colder than your blood or saltier, or to outguess it, to tell which were its feints or passes and which its real intentions, meaning business.
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Saul Bellow Quotes: But a man's character is his fate... and in the end there isn't any way to disguise the nature of the knocks by acoustical work on the door or gloving the knuckles.
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