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Quotations by author » Saul Bellow
Canadian born American Novelist, 1915-2005
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A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out
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A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study
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A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Intelligence
A man is only as good as what he loves
LoveMen
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
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All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.
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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.
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California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that.
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Conquered people tend to be witty.
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Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.
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Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.
Memory
Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.
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Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.
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I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, "To hell with you."
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FreedomSelfishness
I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture
New York
I'm an American, Chicago born.
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I'm glad I haven't lived in vain.
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I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side.
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