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"Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize." Saul Bellow
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"Any artist should be grateful for a naïve grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately." Saul Bellow
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"No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection." Saul Bellow
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American Novelist   

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"A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study" Saul Bellow
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"A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life." Saul Bellow
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"As for types like my own, obscurely motivated by the conviction that our existence was worthless if we didn't make a turning point of it, we were assigned to the humanities, to poetry, philosophy, painting / the nursery games of humankind, which had to be left behind when the age of science began. The humanities would be called upon to choose a wallpaper for the crypt, as the end drew near." Saul Bellow
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Conviction   

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"All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac." Saul Bellow
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American Novelist    Woman   

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"There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war." Saul Bellow
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Ability    American Novelist   

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"A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out" Saul Bellow
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Fools And Foolishness   

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"I have begun in old age to understand just how oddly we are all put together. We are so proud of our autonomy that we seldom if ever realize how generous we are to ourselves, and just how stingy with others. One of the booby traps of freedom—which is bordered on all sides by isolation—is that we think so well of ourselves. I now see that I have helped myself to the best cuts at life’s banquet." Saul Bellow
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Age And Aging   

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"In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries" Saul Bellow
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Love   

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"Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love." Saul Bellow
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American Novelist    Company   

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"If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things." Saul Bellow
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American Novelist    Men   

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"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." Saul Bellow
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American Novelist   

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"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" Saul Bellow
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America   

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"There is something terribly nervous-making about a modern existence. For one thing, it's all the thinking we have to do and all the judgments we have to make. It's the price of freedom: make the judgments, make the mental calls," Saul Bellow
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Existence   

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"I'm glad I haven't lived in vain." Saul Bellow
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American Novelist   

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"I'm an American, Chicago born." Saul Bellow
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"If I am out of my mind, it's all right with me, thought Moses Herzog." Saul Bellow
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Mind   

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"I have begun in old age to understand just how oddly we are all put together. We are so proud of our autonomy that we seldom if ever realize how generous we are to ourselves, and just how stingy with others. One of the booby traps of freedomwhich is bordered on all sides by isolationis that we think so well of ourselves. I now see that I have helped myself to the best cuts at lifes banquet." Saul Bellow
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Freedom   

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"As for types like my own, obscurely motivated by the conviction that our existence was worthless if we didn't make a turning point of it, we were assigned to the humanities, to poetry, philosophy, painting -- the nursery games of humankind, which had to be left behind when the age of science began. The humanities would be called upon to choose a wallpaper for the crypt, as the end drew near." Saul Bellow
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