All Quotations / Quotations from Isaac Bashevis Singer
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.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
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.
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.
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.
We have to believe in free will. Weve got no choice.
We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.