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Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between
by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between
his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Related topics: Art

I did not become a vegetarian for my health,
I did it for the health of the chickens.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Doubt is part of all religion.
All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

What nature delivers to us is never stale.
Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad,
you have a good chance of being a prophet.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

A good writer is basically a story teller,
not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Life is God's novel.
Let him write it.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

The waste basket is the writer's best friend.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences.
Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't -
it just keeps you from enjoying it.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

If you keep saying things are going to be bad,
you have a good chance of being a prophet.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

For those who are willing to make an effort,
great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments,
he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise.
Because that is how life is - full of surprises.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story,
each idea, each word, each day.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

We must believe in free will, we have no choice.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

We write not only for children but also for their parents.
They, too, are serious children.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

We have to believe in free-will.
We've got no choice.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

When I was a little boy, they called me a liar,
but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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 emotions - it becomes sterile, silly,
and actually without substance.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

There is great treasure there behind our skull and
this is true about all of us.
This little treasure has great, great powers,
and I would say we only have learnt a very,
very small part of what it can do.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All I have seen teaches me to trust
the creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We all share unity with each other
and with the one Creator Spirit.
We are one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

For those of true faith, death is not a time to mourn,
but a time to celebrate returning to the Creator.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support
for their new works collaborate with the creator.
- Antonio Gaudi

When he said we were trying to make a fool of him,
I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it.
- Ilka Chase

I am not God, but I am my creator.
- Terry Josephson

One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings
in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.
- Edvard Munch

Considering that the blessed life we so long for consists
in an intimate and true love of God Our Creator and Lord,
which binds and obliges us all to a sincere love.
- Ignatius Loyola

He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests
a pure love for his neighbor.
- Venerable Bede

I think it's very important to maintain the classical
Christian distinction between the Creator and creation.
- John Polkinghorne

It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator
that we will follow these ways.
- Dennis Banks

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher:
their director,
never.
Their creator I cannot feel that I was,
or am.
- Elizabeth Bowen

If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator
from a study of his creation it would appear that God
has a special fondness for stars and beetles.
- John B. S. Haldane

The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways.
But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
- Scott Adams

On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings,
I now, with a high sense of gratitude,
presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty,
the Creator and Preserver.
- William Bartram

Nature is the most beautiful thing we have.
It's better than art because it's from the creator.
- Olivia Newton-John

Everywhere I look, I see the evidence of a creator.
But I don't see it as religion,
which has cut Irish people in two.
I don't see Jesus Christ as being
in any part of a religion.
Religion to me is almost like when God leaves -
and people devise a set of rules to fill the space.
- Bono

God is one, but he has innumerable forms.
He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.
- Guru Nanak

In dream consciousness...
we make things happen by wishing them,
because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator.
- Pir Vilayat Khan

One must die to life in order to be utterly a creator.
- Thomas Mann

I have never understood why it should be considered
derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.
- William Ralph Inge

The air we breathe, the water we drink,
and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements
in the quality of life we enjoy -
they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator.
- Rick Perry

There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty.
Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator.
It has nothing to do with government granting it.
- Ron Paul

I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator.
It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that,
it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.
- Erykah Badu

So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator
pulls together more facts,
data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me.
- Kenneth L. Pike

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth,
even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have
life and to him return again.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

None merits the name of Creator but God and the poet.
- Torquato Tasso

I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry,
he has seen the presence of the creator.
- Allen Ginsberg

Self-made men often worship their creator.
- Bryant H. McGill

Does not science prove that there is no Creator?
- Paul Moody

There are a lot of gay people in fashion,
but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator.
- Calvin Klein

When you lie down with a short prayer,
commit yourself into the hands of your Creator;
and when you have done so,
trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.
- Jeremy Taylor

Much is written about the Batman because he is publicly exposed in print.
Very little is known personally about his creator,
because I haven't given out that many interviews.
- Bob Kane

Mrs Woolf's complaint should be addressed to her creator,
who made her, rather than me.
- Cecil Beaton


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