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November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community
by Anita Diament

November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community
Centers all around the country have book fairs where
they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays.
- Anita Diament

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
in my family, in my heart.
- Anita Diament

Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics.
Experimenting with a play.
Toying with an idea for a documentary.
I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
- Anita Diament

The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room.
There's this book, the reader, and the Bible.
- Anita Diament

 

I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community.
- Anita Diament

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West,
you have some relationship to the Bible if only through
the names of the characters.
- Anita Diament

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I never wanted Mary Poppins to be my nanny.
I wanted to be her when I grew up.
- Anita Diament

There's something almost adolescent about Whitman's
paean to everything that was and remains good about America.
- Anita Diament

My husband, Jim, converted to Judaism just before our wedding.
- Anita Diament

The real Mary Poppins got lost when Hollywood turned her into a cream puff.
- Anita Diament

I love many kinds of music: world music,
jazz, classical, pop.
- Anita Diament

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups.
I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers
and book groups from a couple of churches.
- Anita Diament

As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research,
and I did a lot!
I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave
me access to the Harvard system.
- Anita Diament

I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell.
But I kept trying.
- Anita Diament

Biblical names are hot again.
- Anita Diament

My early childhood was spent in Newark,
New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
- Anita Diament

I tell writers to keep reading, reading,
reading.
Read widely and deeply.
And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters.
And only write what you love.
- Anita Diament

Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish
practice and the Jewish community.
- Anita Diament

My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events
mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life.
- Anita Diament

I lived through a classic publishing story.
My editor was fired a month before the book came out.
The editor who took it over already had a full plate.
It was never advertised.
We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets.
- Anita Diament

Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres.
There was always interconnection, passion,
love.
But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the
day and chat about what their day was like at the office.
- Anita Diament

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

I did not in late November start the plethora of linking
my private life with public events again.
- David Blunkett

I think everybody knows that on November 7th more people
voted for Al Gore than George Bush,
a fact that has been documented time and time again.
- Corrine Brown

But now, today, we don't know if Over the River is
truly the next project to be realized,
because something very nice happened to our life in November in New York.
- Christo

Well, I've been to Iraq twice now.
I was in Baghdad in June and then north of Baghdad in November.
- Gary Sinise

Because of an adulterous affair I shall leave office in November.
- James McGreevey

I also helped write the five-page statement of principles
that Civic Forum issued in late November.
That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do.
- Vaclav Klaus

In November, 1964 when I was a patient at the Mayo
Clinic I though seriously about killing myself.
- Jerry Kramer

But when I came back into the city for the first time last November,
I thought every truck, every building was going to blow up.
It has truly changed me something fierce.
- Lanford Wilson

I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy,
but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas,
on November 21, 1963.
- Pierre Salinger

Honda opened its first assembly line in Lincoln in November 2001.
- Mike Rogers

In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib
to the military intelligence command completely;
it was,
after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq.
- Janis Karpinski

The first war zone was declared by Great Britain.
She gave us and the world notice of it on the 4th day of November,
1914.
The zone became effective Nov.
5, 1914.
- George William Norris

The candidate out front on Labor Day has historically
been the one who stayed ahead in November.
- Peter Jennings

Until as recently as November of 1966,
I had complete faith in the Warren Report.
Of course, my faith in the Report was grounded in ignorance,
since I had never read it.
- Jim Garrison

You know what I'm doing starting 1st November? Jesus Christ Superstar.
- Sebastian Bach

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries

One of the most difficult times in my life was when
I escaped from Romania in November of 1989.
- Nadia Comaneci

Right now I am preparing for another art exhibit in November in Palm Desert.
- Dwayne Hickman

When I retired from my music November 1997,
it had been 37 years.
- Barbara Mandrell

Income tax filing and payment day should be moved from
April 15th to November 1st so it can be close to election day.
People ought to have their tax bills fresh in mind as they go to vote.
- Steven G. Calabresi

As a result of the 'hung' election of November 1932.
Hitler set in motion the first of the 9 steps he would
take in the next 52 days,
which would, finally, bring him absolute power.
- William Waller

In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America
our most precious right of all:
the right to free and fair elections...
Now President Bush occupies the White House,
but with questionable legitimacy.
- Cynthia McKinney

The period that I could consider the most important
in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution,
and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution.
But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975.
- Jose Saramago

It's not the last one.
Five's out, six is coming out in November,
that's a single chapter, and then seven is the big horrifying one.
And I think a couple after that to wrap the thing up.
- Eddie Campbell

You sweat out the free agent thing in November then
you make the trades in December.
Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January
and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms.
- Whitey Herzog

In fact, one was so booked out we went from March and
were to go till November,
but the pantomime was booked so they transferred the
show to the Prince of Wales Theatre because it was so packed out,
and it ran on from there.
- Norman Wisdom

The reason it takes us from November the second to
December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious,
very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct,
across the state, every vote that was cast to make
sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted.
- Kenneth Blackwell

You would like me to say that the veil will be ripped
from the voters' eyes sometime between now and November,
thereby restoring the proper version of Democracy to the House and Senate.
I won't say that, of course.
The simple reason is, I don't know.
- Gwen Ifill

We will host the Asean summit in November this year.
It will be an occasion to reflect on our achievements
collectively and to look at how Asean can maintain
its leading role in regional and international cooperation.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down;
and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November),
they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country
would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow.
- Black Elk

Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed
Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions
into the November days had become more than a press corps -
they had become his friends and,
some of them, his most devoted admirers.
- Theodore White

Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union,
the American press establishment seemed eager to turn
Ukraine's protested presidential election on November
21 into a new cold war with Russia.
- Stephen Cohen

Even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic
legislation and persecution,
they still owned, according to the Times correspondent in Berlin,
something like a third of the real property in the Reich.
- Arthur Bryant

I'm sure that they will continue to look for ways to
try and undermine my support,
but I have every confidence that in doing this job for South Dakota,
I will continue to build on my support and be able
to succeed once again in November.
- Stephanie Herseth

I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV.
If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction.
That's what the American people called for in November,
and that's what we intend to deliver.
- Barack Obama

Seventy years ago this November, Vladimir Lenin created
the modern totalitarian state,
transforming simpler forms of tyranny into history's
most sophisticated apparatus of rule by terror.
- Michael Johns

I'm calling my book series the 'with God series.'
And this next 'with God' book is Friendship with God,
which comes out in November.
This books challenges us to bring about the end of 'better' on this planet.
- Neale Donald Walsch

You have made people listen.
You have made people care, and you have taught us
that whether we are poor or prosperous,
we have only one world to share.
You have taught young people that
they do have the power to change the world.
- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, to Bono. (November 1999)

There are elections in which everyone knows that 'the
people have spoken' but they don't always know exactly
what the people have said.
This November's election was different.
Not only did the people speak, they spoke clearly.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison

The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly
promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November.
But Americans have already said, loud and clear,
that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled.
- Jim Clyburn

Actually, we got signed in November of 2000 with Dreamworks
which is the most amazing label.
We have friends on other labels and though we are not
selling millions of records,
yet, they treat us with tons of respect and give us some very good guidance.
- Adam Rich

Peace is the ultimate blessing.
- Jewish traditional

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

That which is hateful to you,
do not do to your fellow.
That is the whole Torah;
the rest is the explanation.
- Talmud (Jewish Wisdom)

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households,
I encountered Christianity at home and in school.
- Lionel Blue


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