Isaac Leib Peretz Quote
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
“Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.”
"Q&A with Carlos Ghosn" published in CNN website on December 7, 2006.
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
―Robert A. Heinlein
Quoted as a proverb in Heinlein's book "Glory Road" (1963)
Isaac Leib Peretz
Born: May 18, 1852
Died: April 3, 1915 (aged 62)
Bio: Isaac Leib Peretz, also known as Yitskhok Leybush Peretz and Icchok Lejbusz Perec or Izaak Lejb Perec, best known as I.L. Peretz, was a Yiddish language author and playwright. Payson R. Stevens, Charles M. Levine, and Sol Steinmetz count him with Mendele Mokher Seforim and Sholem Aleichem as one of the three great classical Yiddish writers.