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
It is not enough merely to exist. It's not enough to say, 'I'm earning enough to support my family. I do my work well. I'm a good father, husband, churchgoer.' That's all very well. But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things--the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
He that jokes confesses.