Saul Bellow - Quotes

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Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.

Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for. ---->>>

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

A man is only as good as what he loves.

A man is only as good as what he loves.

A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out. ---->>>

She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand. ---->>>

Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps. ---->>>

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. ---->>>

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. ---->>>

A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life. ---->>>

Conquered people tend to be witty. ---->>>

What is art but a way of seeing? ---->>>

No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection. ---->>>

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. ---->>>

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. ---->>>

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love. ---->>>

I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side. ---->>>

In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries. ---->>>

Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately. ---->>>

I'm glad I haven't lived in vain. ---->>>

In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California. ---->>>

With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence. ---->>>

There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war. ---->>>

All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac. ---->>>

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. ---->>>

We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next. ---->>>

Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand. ---->>>

California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that. ---->>>

I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture. ---->>>

A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-10, 1914
Birthplace:
Die: 04-05, 2005
Occupation: Novelist
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Saul Bellow (born Solomon Bellows; 10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) was a Canadian-American writer. For his literary work, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the National Book Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990 (wikipedia)