Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer Quotes and Sayings

Isaac Bashevis Singer US (Polish-born) Jewish author (1904 - 1991)

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

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

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer