Dystopian Author Quotes

June 3, 2020
You can no more make someone tell the truth than you can force someone to love you.

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#9

Philip Roth You can no more make someone tell the truth than you can force someone to love you.
June 3, 2020
Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#8

Philip Roth Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.
June 3, 2020
He had learned the worst lesson that life can teach - that it makes no sense.

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#7

Philip Roth He had learned the worst lesson that life can teach – that it makes no sense.
June 3, 2020
The hard part is, of course, the proximity of death. The number has no meaning as long as you're fit and healthy. But you know that you only have so much time left and you don't know how much it is. It could be a very short time.

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#6

Philip Roth The hard part is, of course, the proximity of death. The number has no meaning as long as you’re fit and healthy. But you […]
June 3, 2020
Nothing has a more sinister effect on art than the artist's desire to prove that he's good. The terrible temptation of idealism!

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#5

Philip Roth Nothing has a more sinister effect on art than the artist’s desire to prove that he’s good. The terrible temptation of idealism!
June 3, 2020
The legend engraved on the face of the Jewish nickel- on the body of every Jewish child!- not IN GOD WE TRUST, but SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE A PARENT AND YOU'LL KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE.

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#4

Philip Roth The legend engraved on the face of the Jewish nickel- on the body of every Jewish child!- not IN GOD WE TRUST, but SOMEDAY […]
June 3, 2020
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#3

Philip Roth The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
June 3, 2020
How can one say, 'No, this isn't a part of life,' since it always is? The contaminant of sex, the redeeming corruption that de-idealizes the species and keeps us everlastingly mindful of the matter we are.

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#2

Philip Roth How can one say, ‘No, this isn’t a part of life,’ since it always is? The contaminant of sex, the redeeming corruption that de-idealizes […]
June 3, 2020
You be greater than your feelings. I don't demand this of you - life does. Otherwise you'll be washed away by feelings. You'll be washed out to sea and never seen again.

Philip Roth Dystopian Author Quotes#1

Philip Roth You be greater than your feelings. I don’t demand this of you – life does. Otherwise you’ll be washed away by feelings. You’ll be […]