Shmuel Agnon was born 17 July 1888, and died 17 February 1970
- People’s talk and the stories they tell have been engraved on my heart, and some of them have flown into my pen.
- Sometimes small things lead to great joys.
- I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it.
Agnon was a Nobel Prize laureate writer and was one of the central figures of modern Hebrew fiction. In English, his works are published under the name S. Y. Agnon.
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