Älter werden ist kein Kampf; älter werden ist ein Massaker.
Old age isn't a battle; old age is a massacre.Geburtstag, AlterPhilip Roth
Ich kam nach New York und in nur wenigen Stunden machte New York etwas mit mir: die Stadt erweckt Möglichkeiten. Hoffnung bricht aus.
I came to New York and in only hours, New York did what it does to people: awakened the possibilities. Hope breaks out.New York CityPhilip Roth
The only obsession everyone wants: 'love.' People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you're whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You're whole, and then you're cracked open.Philip Roth in Das sterbende Tier
Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.Philip Roth
Stop worrying about growing old. And think about growing up.Philip Roth in Das sterbende Tier
He had learned the worst lesson that life can teach - that it makes no sense.Philip Roth in Amerikanisches Idyll
Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.Philip Roth
Life is just a short period of time in which you are alive.Philip Roth in Amerikanisches Idyll
Das Handeln ist der Feind der Gedanken.HandelnPhilip Roth