Cynthia Ozick Quotes

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"Traveling is seeing; it is the implicit that we travel by." Cynthia Ozick
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"I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called ''scientific'' mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips." Cynthia Ozick
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"When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude" Cynthia Ozick
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"[The prolific generosity of Dylan's talent down the years has been a wonder to behold.] Industry... is itself the artist's portion, ... There is no question that quantity - added, of course, to genius - is what separates major writers from minor ones." Cynthia Ozick
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"Heir to the Glimmering World" Cynthia Ozick
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"I find that writing comes from the three fingers. The thumb, the index and middle fingers. It flows out of the pen. Real writing comes out of your hand, for me, anyway," Cynthia Ozick
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"Travelers are fantasists, conjurers, seers - and what they finally discover is that every round object everywhere is a crystal ball: stone, teapot, the marvelous globe of the human eye." Cynthia Ozick
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"Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey" Cynthia Ozick
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"To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination" Cynthia Ozick
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"In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning, yelling works better" Cynthia Ozick
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"After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies." Cynthia Ozick
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"If the soul is the mind at its purest, best, clearest, busiest, profoundest, ... then Bellow's charge has been to restore the soul to American literature." Cynthia Ozick
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"I think at this moment, in the absence of Bellow, that Roth is the most courageous American writer. There's nothing he's afraid to say." Cynthia Ozick
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Absence   

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"The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap." Cynthia Ozick
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"The engineering is secondary to the vision." Cynthia Ozick
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"We carry it with us and it goes in and out." Cynthia Ozick
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"Who owns Anne Frank?" Cynthia Ozick
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"I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be - not to have a 'career," but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal, a writer." Cynthia Ozick
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"One reason writers write is out of revenge. Life hurts; certain ideas and experiences hurt; one wants to clarify, to set out illuminations, to replay the old bad scenes and get the Treppenworte said -- the words one didn't have the strength or ripeness to say when those words were necessary for one's dignity or survival." Cynthia Ozick
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"I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be - not to have a 'career', but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal, a writer." Cynthia Ozick
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"In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better." Cynthia Ozick
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