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Polish-born American writer 1904-1991
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A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is-full of surprises.
Children don't read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation. They have no use for psychology.... They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff.... When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don't expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish illusions.
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.
God sends burdens, and shoulders, too
I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.
I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
I don't invent characters because the Almightly has already invented millions. Just like experts at fingerprints do not create fingerprints but learn how to read them.
If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.
Life is God's novel. Let him write it.
Man cannot live without self-control
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of non-knowledge
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions
Take three quarts of duck's milk.
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