Leo Rosten - Quotes

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We see things as we are, not as they are.

We see things as we are, not as they are.

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.

Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less.

Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less.

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them. ---->>>

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

Extremists think 'communication' means agreeing with them.

Extremists think 'communication' means agreeing with them.

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. ---->>>

I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe. ---->>>

Satire is focused bitterness. ---->>>

Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind. ---->>>

An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church. ---->>>

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.

The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others. ---->>>

First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.

First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.

If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it. ---->>>

Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented. ---->>>

Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad. ---->>>

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-11, 1908
Birthplace:
Die: 02-19, 1997
Occupation: Novelist
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Leo Calvin Rosten (April 11, 1908 – February 19, 1997) was an American humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism, and Yiddish lexicography. He was also a political scientist interested especially in the relationship of politics and the media.(wikipedia)