Saul Bellow Quotes (98 quotes)
“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account (1976), p. 127
The portable Saul Bellow (1977 edition), Viking Pr
“Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.”
The Adventures of Augie March (1953)
Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970) [Penguin Classics, 2004, ISBN 0-142-43783-2], p. 156
“Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.”
Dangling Man (1944) [Penguin Classics, 1996, ISBN 0-140-18935-1], p. 84
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Born: June 10, 1915
Died: April 5, 2005 (aged 89)
Occupation: Novelist, writer
Bio: Saul Bellow was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, 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 Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.
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