Nemesis

by Philip Roth
United States
Born on 19 Mar 1933
Writer

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He was struck by how lives diverge and by how powerless each of us is up against the force of circumstance. And where does God figure in this?

Nemesis
You have a conscience, and a conscience is a valuable attribute, but not if it begins to make you think you were to blame for what is far beyond the scope of your responsibility.

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Nemesis

Philip Roth

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
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."
Essays