"Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Philip Roth on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Philip Roth on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Philip Roth on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Philip Roth on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Philip Roth on Sun Tzu
"People are unjust to anger - it can be enlivening and a lot of fun."
"Literature isn't a moral beauty contest. Its power arises from the authority and audacity with which the impersonation is pulled off the belief it inspires is what counts."