- Name: Chaim Potok
- Born: 02/17/1929
- Died: 07/23/2002 (73 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, Rabbi
Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929– July 23, 2002) was an American author and rabbi. His first book The Chosen (1967), was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies.
Birth Name: Herman Harold Potok
Genre: Literary fiction
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Merion, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Chaim Potok quotes :
A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel.Chaim Potok
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.Chaim Potok
All of us grow up in particular realities - a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we're brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.Chaim Potok