Isaac Bashevis Singer

1904 - 1991

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

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on eternity and nature

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

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

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on originality, thinking, words, and writing

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

Source: New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on action

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

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

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on animals and peace

As long as human beings go on shedding the blood of animals, there will never be any peace.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

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