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Philip Roth Quotes

A Jew without Jews, without Judaism, without Zionism, without Jewishness, without a temple or an army or even a pistol, a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself, like a glass or an apple.

A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!

Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed, so volatile markets tend to be on the downside. In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline.

History... is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.

Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?

Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.

Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.

Should you protect profits? Yes. But run for the hills? No.

The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.

Unless one is inordinately fond of subordination, one is always at war.

When you publish a book, it's the world's book. The world edits it.