A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on beginning, death, emotion, life, literature, and war

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 (1904 - 1991)

Source: New York Times Magazine, Nov. 26, 1978

Contributed by: Zaady