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Saul Bellow
June 10, 1914 - April 5, 2005
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

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


I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture.

    Topics: Business

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.


Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.


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


A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.


What is art but a way of seeing?


No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.


In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.


When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.


Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.


She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand.


I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side.


A man is only as good as what he loves.


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


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


Conquered people tend to be witty.


A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study.


There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.


With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.


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