Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
  • Born: June 10, 1915
  • Died: April 5, 2005
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Novelist









Saul Bellow was a Canadian-American writer. For his literary work, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the National Book Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.

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A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. Freedom & Liberty
For the first time in history, the human species as a whole has gone into politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
People reserve their best thinking for their professional specialties and, next in line, for serious matters confronting the alert citizen—economics, politics, the disposal of nuclear waste, etc. The day's work done, they want to be entertained. Citizenship & Patriotism
Underlying all the explanations, intellectual constructions and self-delusions, we can still know a good man when we see one. Human Nature
A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study.
A man is only as good as what he loves.
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life. Life
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.
Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that.
Conquered people tend to be witty.
Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.
Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions. Happiness & Unhappiness
I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture. Business, Commerce & Finance
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. Women ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm glad I haven't lived in vain.
In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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.
I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side.
No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.
People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.
Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war. Money, Coins & Minting ;War & Peace
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. Life
We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next.
What is art but a way of seeing? Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. Humor
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
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.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

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