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Isaac Bashevis Singer Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Religion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
- 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 analysis of character is the highest human entertainment.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

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

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
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Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

When in doubt, do it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

My life is for living, not for worry or doubt,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

When in doubt, take more time.
- John Zimmerman

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay.
If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
- Henry David Thoreau

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble,
delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
- Hal Boyle

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.
If you truly eradicated it in a child,
he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

There is too much fathering going on just now and there
is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
- Gertrude Stein

There can be no doubt that the transportation sector
is the most critical sector of our economy.
- Robert Brady

We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but
we never doubt that the U.S.
has a unique position in the history of human hopes.
- Ferdinand Mount

The president's claim that Social Security is going
broke is misleading at best.
The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt
that the system needs to be strengthened.
- Grace Napolitano

There are individuals who have never done anything for Jesus Christ,
and I have no doubt there are preachers as well,
who have never done anything for the God Almighty.
- Billy Sunday


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