Isaac Babel Quotes

Enjoy the top 17 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Isaac Babel.

Isaac Babel Quotes

When a phrase is born, it is both good and bad at the same time. The secret of its success rests in a crux that is barely discernible. Ones fingertips must grasp the key, gently warming it. And then the key must be turned once, not twice.
— Isaac Babel —

No iron spike can pierce a human heart as icily as a period in the right place.

— Isaac Babel

Do you remember Zhitomir, Vasily? Do you remember the Teterev, Vasily, and that evening when the Sabbath, the young Sabbath tripped stealthily along the sunset, her little red heel treading on the stars?
THe slender horn of the moon bathed its arrows in the black waters of the Teterev. Funny little Gedali, founder of the Fourth International, was taking us to Rabbi Motele Bratzlavsky's for evening service. Funny little Gedali swayed the cock's feathers on his high hat in the red haze of the evening. The candes in the Rabbi's room blinked their predatory eyes. Bent over prayer books, brawny Jews were moaning in muffled voices, and the old buffoon of the zaddiks of Chernobyl jingled coppers in his torn pocket ...
... Do you remember that night, Vasily? Beyond the windows horses were neighing and Cossacks were shouting. The wilderness of war was yawning beyong the windows, and Robbi Motele Bratzslavsky was praying at the eastern wall, his decayed fingers clinging to his tales. ( ... )

— Isaac Babel

Isaac Babel Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of Isaac Babel quotes? Click on image of Isaac Babel quotes to view full size.

Isaac Babel Quotes Pictures 1
Isaac Babel Quotes Pictures 2
Isaac Babel Quotes Pictures 3
Isaac Babel Quotes Pictures 4