Isaac Bashevis Quotes

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Literature is the memory of humanity.

literature

We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice.
— Isaac Bashevis

beliefs

The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment.
— Isaac Bashevis

psychology

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
— Isaac Bashevis

art

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
— Isaac Bashevis

doubt

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.

character action

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet.
— Isaac Bashevis

pessimism

In a figurative way, Yiddish is the wise and humble language of us all, the idiom of frightened and hopeful Humanity.
— Isaac Bashevis

Yiddish

Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking and writing.
— Isaac Bashevis

creativity

Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
— Isaac Bashevis

originality

Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them. Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.
— Isaac Bashevis

kindness