Quotes by Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer

If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.

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 motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

We have to believe in free will. Weve got no choice.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

If a man knows the law, find out, though he live in a pine shanty, and resort to him. And if a man can pipe or sing, so as to wrap the imprisoned soul in an elysium; or can paint a landscape, and convey into souls and ochres all the enchantments of Spring or Autumn; or can liberate and intoxicate all people who hear him with delicious songs and verses; it is certain that the secret cannot be kept; the first witness tells it to a second, and men go by fives and tens and fifties to his doors.

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

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Love is friendship set on fire.

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