Jerzy Kosiski Quotes

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Jerzy Kosiski Quotes

I have always suspected everyone who likes me of having poor judgment. I despise them for being so easily taken in.
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Lovers are not snails; they don't have to protrude from their shells and meet each other halfway. Meet me within your own self.

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I was pushing myself to extremes in order to discover my many selves.

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So this is insanity. How interesting. What happens next?

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Wouldn't it be easier to change people's eyes and hair than to build big furnaces and then catch Jews and Gypsies to burn them?

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Living is an arbitrary matter and I have every right to renounce it.

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The native calls the baobab 'the devil tree' because he claims that the devil, getting tangled in its branches, punished by the tree by reversing it. To the native, the roots are branches now, and the branches are roots. To ensure that there would be no more baobabs, the devil destroyed all the young ones.

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Karen told me about an old woman who was the last surviving inhabitant of one of the Hermit Islands. She was the only one left who could speak her tribe's language, but the anthropologists didn't realize it and never bothered to learn it from her. When the old woman died, the language died with her.

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That's why she keeps her nails long, she says, to be able to scratch and claw.

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Accents don't show up in music.

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The principle of art is to pause, not bypass. The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke. This requires a moment of pause
a contract with yourself through the object you look at or the page you read. In that moment of pause, I think life expands. And really the purpose of art
for me, of fiction
is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have. That is the moment of finding something which you have not known about yourself, or your environment, about others and about life.

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