Leo Rosten Quotes

26 Leo Rosten quotes:

"Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind."
"I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!"
"Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable."
"Humor is the affectionate communication of insight."
"If you're going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it."
"If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it."
"Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less."
"Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined."
"Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined."
"I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe."
"Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined"
Author: Rosten Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."
"An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church."
Author: Rosten Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them."
"Satire is focused bitterness."
Author: Rosten Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Bitterness Quotes
"Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense."
"A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood."
"The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it."
"The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others."
"I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong."

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