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Saul Bellow

Read through the most famous quotes from Saul Bellow

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

— Saul Bellow

#change #got #middle #never #night

Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.

— Saul Bellow


People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.

— Saul Bellow

#lives #lose #ought #people #their

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

— Saul Bellow

#men #must #same #teach #them

It's usually the selfish people who are loved the most. They do what you deny yourself, and you love them for it. You give them your heart.

— Saul Bellow


A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

— Saul Bellow

#deep #great #great deal #ignorance #illusion

A man is only as good as what he loves.

— Saul Bellow

#loves #man #only

Boredom is the conviction that you can't change ... the shriek of unused capacities.

— Saul Bellow

#boredom #fulfillment #change

In an age of madness, to expect to be untouched by madness is a form of madness. But the pursuit of sanity can be a form of madness, too

— Saul Bellow


With one long breath, caught and held in his chest, he fought his sadness over his solitary life. Don't cry, you idiot! Live or die, but don't poison everything...

— Saul Bellow

#life #solitude #death

About Saul Bellow

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Did you know about Saul Bellow?

When Bellow was nine his family moved to the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago the city that was to form the backdrop of many of his novels. " Bellow's protagonists in one shape or another all wrestle with what Corde (Albert Corde the dean in "The Dean's December") called "the big-scale insanities of the 20th century. ) Bellow celebrated his birthday in June although he may have been born in July (in the Jewish community it was customary to record the Hebrew date of birth which does not always coincide with the Gregorian calendar).

Bellow grew up as an insolent slum kid a "thick-necked" rowdy and an immigrant from Quebec. " This transcendence of the "unutterably dismal" (a phrase from Dangling Man) is achieved if it can be achieved at all through a "ferocious assimilation of learning" (Hitchens) and an emphasis on nobility. In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee his writing exhibited "the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture of entertaining adventure drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act or prevent us from acting and that can be called the dilemma of our age.

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