Thursday, June 10, 2010

Meandering freely . . .

Today is the birthday of Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005), writer. Saul Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times.

"Human beings can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned." - Saul Bellow

"Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door."- Saul Bellow

"There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for." - Saul Bellow

"We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next." - Saul Bellow

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

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

"When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice." - Saul Bellow

"A man is only as good as what he loves." - Saul Bellow

"What is art but a way of seeing?" - Saul Bellow

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