Cynthia Ozick


Cynthia Ozick Quotes

  • ''After a certain number of years our faces become our biographies. We get to be responsible for our faces.''
    Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928), U.S. novelist, short-story writer. Interview, in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).
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  • ''The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.''
    Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928), U.S. novelist, short-story writer. "The Hole/Birth Catalog," The First Ms. Reader, ed. Francine Klagsbrun (1972).
  • ''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 the so-called "scientific" mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips.''
    Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928), U.S. novelist, short-story writer. "We Are the Crazy Lady and Other Feisty Feminist Fables," The First Ms. Reader, ed. Francine Klagsbrun (1972).
  • ''In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better.''
    Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928), U.S. novelist, short-story writer. "We Are the Crazy Lady and Other Feisty Feminist Fables," The First Ms. Reader, ed. Francine Klagsbrun (1972).

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