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
As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.
The test of a first-fate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.