In Brief Memory of Saul Bellow ~ View From the Keyboard

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 - April 5, 2005)

Saul Bellow was born 96 years ago today and in celebration of the anniversary of his birth, a few bits of wisdom from the writer (and reader) himself:

“I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.”

“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.”

“A writer is a reader moved to emulation.”

“I’ve discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, ‘To hell with you.’”

 

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