"The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Oscar Wilde
"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression."
"The waste basket is the writer's best friend."
"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."
"I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens."
"Life is God's novel. Let him write it."