Exit Ghost

by Philip Roth
United States
Born on 19 Mar 1933

Talking All the Time (1)

What had happened in these ten years for there suddenly be so much to say � so much so pressing that it couldn�t wait to be said? Everywhere I walked, somebody was approaching me talking on a phone a...

The Tactless Severity of Vital Male Youth (2)

There it was: the tactless severity of vital male youth, not a single doubt about his coherence, blind with self-confidence and the virtue of knowing what matters most. The ruthless sense of necessit...

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Exit Ghost

Philip Roth


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."