"The waste basket is the writer's best friend."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Isaac Bashevis Singer on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Isaac Bashevis Singer on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Isaac Bashevis Singer on Dalai Lama
"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 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."