Cynthia Ozick quotes

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What was lost in the European cataclysm was not only the Jewish past--the whole life of a civilization--but also a major share of ...
After a certain number of years our faces become our biographies. We get to be responsible for our faces.
The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.
Wondrous hole! Magical hole! Dazzlingly influential hole! Noble and effulgent hole! From this hole everything follows logically: f ...
I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of t ...
In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better.
... the Ovarian Theory of Literature, or, rather, its complement, the Testicular Theory. A recent camp follower ... of this explic ...
... woman is frequently praised as the more "creative" sex. She does not need to make poems, it is argued; she has no drive to mak ...
One reason writers write is out of revenge. Life hurts; certain ideas and experiences hurt; one wants to clarify, to set out illum ...
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