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Jerzy Kosinski
June 18, 1933 - May 3, 1991
Nationality: Polish
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: Polish Novelist

And really the purpose of art - for me, fiction - is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have.


I don't fret over lost time - I can always use the situations in a novel.


Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time.


I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art.


I do not gather things, I prefer to rent them rather than to possess them.


If we reduce social life to the smallest possible unit we will find that there is no social life in the company of one.


A novelist has a specific poetic license which also applies to his own life.


The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.


It is not sex by itself that interests me, but its particular role in American consciousness, and in my own life.


In my photographs it is apparent that there was no posing at the moment I released the shutter.


The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.


Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky.


Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership.


I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United States who on average watch seven and a half hours of multichannel television per day.


As I go to sleep I remember what my father said-that one can never be sure if one will awake. The way my health is now, this is becoming more and more real.


There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian nation than the withdrawal of capital.


It is possible to stand around with a cocktail in one's hand and talk with everyone, which means with no one.


I am inspired by human sexuality. The act itself is mechanical and holds little interest to me.


A trait which differentiated New York from European cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life, including sexual life, could be carried on, on many levels.


Physical comfort has nothing to do with any other comfort.


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