Meir Shalev quotes

  • A woman has to look good, but a man—a little bit nicer looking than a monkey is enough.
    -- Meir Shalev

    #Men #Monkeys #Looks

  • Mathematics is the summit of human thinking. It has all the creativity and imagination that you can find in all kinds of art, but unlike art-charlatans and all kinds of quacks will not succeed there.
    -- Meir Shalev

    #Art #Creativity #Science

  • A homing pigeon must love her home; otherwise she will not wish to return to it,
    -- Meir Shalev

    #Home #Wish #Pigeons

  • Human memory awakens and extinguishes at will. It dulls and sharpens actions, enlarges and shrinks those who perform them. It humbles and exalts as it desires. When summoned, it slips away, and when it returns, it will do so at the time and place that suits it. It recognizes no chief, no overseer, no classifier, no ruler. Stories mix and mingle, facts sprout new shoots. The situations and words and scents-oh, the scents!-encrusted there are stored in the most disorganized and wonderful manner, not chronologically, not according to size or importance or even the alphabet.
    -- Meir Shalev

    #Memories #Desire #Stories

  • God never can use any man very much till he has grace enough to forget himself entirely while doing God's work; for He will not give His glory to another nor share with the most valued instrument the praise that belongs to Jesus Christ alone.

  • God wants us to speak to men so that they will feel it, so that they will never forget it. God means every Christian to be effective, to make a difference in the actual records and results of Christian work. God put each of us here to be a power. There is not one of us but is an essential wheel of the machinery and can accomplish all that God calls us to.

  • Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose, But young men think it is, and we were young.

  • Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.

  • When a monkey nibbles on a weenis, it's funny in any language.

  • Millions and millions of exuberant monkeys are creating an endless digital forest of mediocrity.

  • I was like a packet of powdered Sea Monkeys and they were like water.

  • In Mozambique, the story goes, monkeys do not talk, because they know if they utter even a single word some man will come and put them to work.

  • Beautifully shot, impeccably paced, it was a clear, unrelenting look at the National Trust, its friends and enemies, and it makes you want to burn your passport and beg the Luftwaffe to have another go.

  • Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.