"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Helen Keller
"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression."
"The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique."
"The waste basket is the writer's best friend."
"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."