Best Quotes by Leon Uris (Top 10)

  1. All you have the right to ask of life is to choose a battle in this war, make the best you can, and leave the field with honor.
  2. After all, the only thing that is going to save mankind is if enough people live their lives for something or someone other than themselves.
  3. Why must we fight for the right to live, over and over, each time the sun rises?
  4. Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies.
  5. To me, a writer is one of the most important soldiers in the fight for survival of the human race. He must stay at his post in the thick of fire to serve the cause of mankind.
  6. If you're lucky enough to fall in love, that's one thing. Otherwise all that was ever truly beautiful to me was boyhood. It's the meal we sup on for the rest of our lives. Love puts the icing on life. But if you don't find it...you must call on your childhood memories over and over till you do.
  7. Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel.
  8. Talent isn't enough. You need motivation-and persistence, too: what Steinbeck called a blend of faith and arrogance. When you're young, plain old poverty can be enough, along with an insatiable hunger for recognition. You have to have that feeling of "I'll show them." If you don't have it, don't become a writer.
  9. One of the cheapest commodities in the world is unfulfilled genius. All of us want to be known as a unique individual, the one who broke out of the pack. So, you offer yourself up as a sacrifice and what you’re afraid of is losing and being thrown back into the pack. One question taunts you. Do you want to have, or do you want to be?
  10. You aren't a true husband/man until you've done the work of a wife/women

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