Philip Roth Quotes.

1. "Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise."
- Quote by Philip Roth

2. "Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing."
- Quote by Philip Roth

3. "I don’t ask writers about their work habits. I really don’t care. Joyce Carol Oates says somewhere that when writers ask each other what time they start working and when they finish and how much time they take for lunch, they’re actually trying to find out, "Is he as crazy as I am?" I don’t need that question answered."
- Quote by Philip Roth

4. "Maybe the best thing would be to forget being right or wrong about people and just go along for the ride. But if you can do that -- well, lucky you."
- Quote by Philip Roth

5. "You cannot observe people through an ideology. Your ideology observes for you."
- Quote by Philip Roth

6. "All that we don’t know is astonishing. Even more astonishing is what passes for knowing."
- Quote by Philip Roth

7. "I came to New York and in only hours, New York did what it does to people: awakened the possibilities. Hope breaks out."
- Quote by Philip Roth

8. "My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets —no, they're little gifts, containing meanings!"
- Quote by Philip Roth

9. "Everyone becomes a part of history whether they like it or not and whether they know it or not."
- Quote by Philip Roth

10. "There are no uncontaminated angels"
- Quote by Philip Roth

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