Isaac Babel Famous Quotes & Sayings

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16 Isaac Babel Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Isaac Babel Sayings: Just forget for a minute that you have spectacles on your nose and autumn in Just forget for a minute that you have spectacles on your nose and autumn in your heart. Stop being tough at your desk and stammering with timidity in the presence of people. Imagine for one second that you raise hell in public and stammer on paper. You're a tiger, a lion, a cat. You spend a night with a Russian woman and leave her satisfied. You're twenty five. If rings had been fastened to the earth and sky, you'd have seized them and pulled the sky down to earth
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Isaac Babel Sayings: For me the whole world is like a gigantic theater in which I am the For me the whole world is like a gigantic theater in which I am the only spectator without opera glasses. The orchestra plays the prelude to the third act, the stage is far away as in a dream, my heart swells with delight - and you want to blind me with a pair of half-ruble spectacles?
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Isaac Babel Sayings: No iron can pierce the human heart as chillingly as a full stop placed at No iron can pierce the human heart as chillingly as a full stop placed at the right time.
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Isaac Babel Sayings: Even at the time - twenty years old - I said to myself: better to Even at the time - twenty years old - I said to myself: better to go hungry, to go to prison, to be a tramp, than to sit at an office desk ten hours a day. There is no particular daring in this vow, but I have not broken it and shall not do so. The wisdom of my grandfathers sat in my head: we are born for the pleasure of work, fighting, love, we are born for that and nothing else. (Guy de Maupassant)
Isaac Babel Sayings: Her sponge cakes had the aroma of crucifixion.Within them was the sap of slyness and Her sponge cakes had the aroma of crucifixion.Within them was the sap of slyness and the fragrant frenzy of the Vatican.
Isaac Babel Sayings: When a phrase is born, it is both good and bad at the same time. 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. One's fingertips must grasp the key, gently warming it. And then the key must be turned once, not twice.
Isaac Babel Sayings: There is no iron that can enter the human heart with such stupefying effect, as There is no iron that can enter the human heart with such stupefying effect, as a period placed at just the right moment.
Isaac Babel Sayings: A phrase is born into the world both good and bad at the same time. A phrase is born into the world both good and bad at the same time. The secret lies in a slight, an almost invisible twist. The lever should rest in your hand, getting warm, and you can only turn it once, not twice.
Isaac Babel Sayings: The orange sun is rolling across the sky like a severed head, gentle light glimmers The orange sun is rolling across the sky like a severed head, gentle light glimmers in the ravines among the clouds, the banners of the sunset are fluttering above our heads. The stench of yesterday's blood and slaughtered horses drips into the evening chill.
Isaac Babel Sayings: A well-thought-out story doesn't need to resemble real life. Life itself tries with all its A well-thought-out story doesn't need to resemble real life. Life itself tries with all its might to resemble a well-crafted story.
Isaac Babel Sayings: If the world could write by itself, it would write like Tolstoy. If the world could write by itself, it would write like Tolstoy.
Isaac Babel Sayings: No iron can stab the heart with such force as a period put just at No iron can stab the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place.
Isaac Babel Sayings: No iron spike can pierce a human heart as icily as a period in the No iron spike can pierce a human heart as icily as a period in the right place.
Isaac Babel Sayings: If the world could write itself, it would write like Tolstoy. If the world could write itself, it would write like Tolstoy.
Isaac Babel Sayings: She would lift her peignoir above her knees and say to her husband: 'Give baby She would lift her peignoir above her knees and say to her husband: 'Give baby a kiss ... '
Isaac Babel Sayings: We slept, all six of us, beneath a wooden roof that let in the stars, We slept, all six of us, beneath a wooden roof that let in the stars, warming one another, our legs intermingled. I dreamed: and in my dreams saw women. But my heart, stained with bloodshed, grated and brimmed over.