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Quotes by Bernard Malamud

  • American novelist
  • Born April 26, 1914
  • Died March 18, 1986

Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 – March 18, 1986) was an American novelist and short story writer. Along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, he was one of the best known American Jewish authors of the 20th century. His baseball novel, The Natural, was adapted into a 1984 film starring Robert Redford. His 1966 novel The Fixer (also filmed), about antisemitism in Tsarist Russia, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.


The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly.


There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go - if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall.




If you ever forget you're a Jew, a Gentile will remind you.




We have two lives the one we learn with and the life we live after that.




Those who write about life, reflect about life. you see in others who you are.


Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.




Life is a tragedy full of joy.




I work with language. I love the flowers of afterthought.




Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.


A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.



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