Literature Quotes

โ€œLiterature is mostly about having se...

โ€œLiterature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life's the other way round.โ€ โ€“ David Lodge
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โ€œThat is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover ...

โ€œThat is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.โ€ โ€“ F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"Puns are the high...

"Puns are the highest form of literature." -Alfred Hitchcock
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"In literature as in love, w...

"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others." โ€” Andre Maurois
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โ€œI value true freedom within life. There is no freedom in human life. Shackled by laws, rules, an...

โ€œI value true freedom within life. There is no freedom in human life. Shackled by laws, rules, and society. There is no freedom to be found in life as a human. Which brings me to writing, writing and literature, that is where true freedom can be found. Within books, there is no rule.โ€ - Me, Andy. H
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โ€œDo you realize that all great literature is all abo...

โ€œDo you realize that all great literature is all about what a bummer it is to be a human being? Isn't it such a relief to have somebody say that?โ€ โ€• Kurt Vonnegut
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"He knew everything there was to ...

"He knew everything there was to know about literature, except how to enjoy it." - Joseph Heller [Catch-22]
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"True literature can exist only where it is created, not by...

"True literature can exist only where it is created, not by diligent and trustworthy functionaries, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels, and skeptics." - Yevgeny Zamyatin
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โ€œOnly the very weak-minded refuse t...

โ€œOnly the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.โ€ โ€• Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
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"I donโ€™t want to take up literature in a money making spirit, or be ver...

"I donโ€™t want to take up literature in a money making spirit, or be very anxious about making large profits, but selling it at a loss is another thing altogether, and an amusement I cannot well afford." -- Lewis Carroll
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โ€œ...one of the aims of totalitarianism is not merely to make sure ...

โ€œ...one of the aims of totalitarianism is not merely to make sure that people will think the right thoughts, but actually to make them less conscious.โ€ George Orwell (โ€œPolitics vs. Literatureโ€) (Sept. 1946)
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"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books...

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." - Barbara Tuchman
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"Literature is an occupation in whic...

"Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none." โ€” Jules Renard
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"Literature is...

"Literature is news that stays news." โ€” Ezra Pound
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"Literature is an occupation in whic...

"Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none." โ€” Jules Renard
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Literature frees the mind, but ...

Literature frees the mind, but smut tethers you to the earth ~ Buddy on 'Ozark' - season 2 episode 3
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โ€œWhen it comes to literature, obj...

โ€œWhen it comes to literature, objective analysis is only as deep as the ink on the page.โ€ ~Me, 2 days ago
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I read a theory once that the human intellect was like peacock feathers. Just an extravagant dis...

I read a theory once that the human intellect was like peacock feathers. Just an extravagant display intended to attract a mate. All of art, literature, a bit of Mozart, William Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and the Empire State Building... Just an elaborate mating ritual. - Robert Ford (Westworld)
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We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of readin...

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.
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The human intellect is like peacock feathers, just an extravagant display inte...

The human intellect is like peacock feathers, just an extravagant display intended to attract a mate... All of the art, literature, William Shakespeare, Michelangelo and the Empire State Building, just an elaborate mating ritual - Westworld
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We are led to forget the dominating misery of other times in part by the grace ...

We are led to forget the dominating misery of other times in part by the grace of literature, poetry, romance and legend, which celebrate those who have lived well and forget those who have lived in the silence of poverty. - Rosenberg, Birdzell
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"The difference between literature and j...

"The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read." - Oscar Wilde
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"Do you eat chicken because you are familiar with the scientific ...

"Do you eat chicken because you are familiar with the scientific literature on them and have decided that their suffering doesn't matter, or do you do it because it tastes good?" - Jonathan Safran Foer
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โ€œLife is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends bad...

โ€œLife is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.โ€ โ€• Matthew Quick
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What's your favourite description of a man, from literature or otherwi...

What's your favourite description of a man, from literature or otherwise? Mine is "He still believed his word was his bond, and handshakes were legally binding" about Dirk Pitt, a fictional character by Clive Cussler.
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"Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more...

"Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments." - Isaac Asimov
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โ€œIn reading great literatur...

โ€œIn reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself.โ€ - C.S. Lewis
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โ€œThat is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover...

โ€œThat is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong"- F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"The world must be all fucked up when...

"The world must be all fucked up when men travel first class and literature goes as freight." -Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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The difference between literature and ...

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is unread. - Oscar Wilde
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"Literature in its most compre...

"Literature in its most comprehensive sense is the autobiography of humanity." - Bernard Berenson
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"Literature is strewn with the wrecka...

"Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.โ€ โ€• Virginia Woolf,
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"Reality is not an inspiration for l...

"Reality is not an inspiration for literature. At its best, literature is an inspiration for reality." - Romain Gary
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โ€œLiterature should express tha...

โ€œLiterature should express that human conditionโ€”weโ€™re all gonna get slapped around.โ€ - Dorthe Nors
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"The world must be all fucked up, wh...

"The world must be all fucked up, when men travel first class and literature goes fright." โ€• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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"I like art, and by art I mean music, poet...

"I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literatureโ€ฆ All of this is art to me." - Hunter Reveur
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"The world must be all fucked up, wh...

"The world must be all fucked up, when men travel first class and literature goes fright." โ€“ GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
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I do not know where to find in any literature, ancient or...

I do not know where to find in any literature, ancient or modern, any account of that nature with which I am acquainted. Mythology comes nearest to it of any. Henry David Thoreau
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It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports...

It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports, literature, art, labor unions and so on. but business also corrupts and undermines monolithic totalitarianism. Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. - Eric Hoffer
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"Two things in life are dependable...

"Two things in life are dependable: the delights of the flesh and the delights of literature." - Sei Shonagon
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music is the literature of th...

music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends -- alphonse de lamartine
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