Saul Bellow Quotes

42 Saul Bellow quotes:

"If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things."
"With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence."
"I'm glad I haven't lived in vain."
"A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out."
"She was what we used to call a suicide blond - dyed by her own hand."
"She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand."
"Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately."
"In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California."
"In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries."
"A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study."
"A man is only as good as what he loves."
"I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture."
"Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand."
"As for types like my own, obscurely motivated by the conviction that our existence was worthless if we didn't make a turning point of it, we were assigned to the humanities, to poetry, philosophy, painting / the nursery games of humankind, which had to be left behind when the age of science began. The humanities would be called upon to choose a wallpaper for the crypt, as the end drew near."
Author: Bellow Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes
"Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions."
Author: Bellow Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Distractions Quotes
"Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door."
Author: Bellow Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Memories Quotes
"A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out"
"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance."
Author: Bellow Quotes Category: Ignorance Quotes
"reality comes from giving an account of yourself. (Augie March)"
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"I have begun in old age to understand just how oddly we are all put together. We are so proud of our autonomy that we seldom if ever realize how generous we are to ourselves, and just how stingy with others. One of the booby traps of freedomwhich is bordered on all sides by isolationis that we think so well of ourselves. I now see that I have helped myself to the best cuts at lifes banquet."
Author: Bellow Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes

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