Vladimir nabokov Quotes

Genius is finding the...

Genius is finding the invisible link between things.โ€ โ€•Vladimir Nabokov
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A change of environment is the tradit...

A change of environment is the traditional fallacy upon which doomed loves, and lungs, rely. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
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"I was weeping again,...

"I was weeping again, drunk on the impossible past." โ€” Vladimir Nabokov
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โ€œIt was love at first sight, ...

โ€œIt was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.โ€ โ€• Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
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"Human life is but a series of foot...

"Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece" -Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
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"My loathings are simple: stup...

"My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music." โ€” Vladimir Nabokov
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โ€œI want translations with copious footnotes, footnotes reaching up like skyscrapers t...

โ€œI want translations with copious footnotes, footnotes reaching up like skyscrapers to the top of this or that page so as to leave only a gleam of one textual line between commentary and eternityโ€. โ€”Vladimir Nabokov, โ€˜Problems of Translationโ€™, Partisan Review 12.
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'Existence is a series of foot...

'Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece' - Vladimir Nabokov
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โ€œI am sufficiently proud of my kn...

โ€œI am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing all.โ€ โ€• Vladimir Nabokov
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"Curiosity is insubor...

"Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form." [Vladimir Nabokov]
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โ€œShe might be a little introverted, livelier of movement than of conversation, neithe...

โ€œShe might be a little introverted, livelier of movement than of conversation, neither bashful nor forward, with a soul that seemed submerged, but in a radiant moistness. Opalescent on the surface but translucent in her depthsโ€ฆโ€ โ€• Vladimir Nabokov, The Enchanter
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"The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense t...

"The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness." -Vladimir Nabokov
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"Reality" -- One of the few...

"Reality" -- One of the few words which mean nothing without quotes. - Vladimir Nabokov
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I have been my own accomplice, who know...

I have been my own accomplice, who knows too much, and therefore is dangerous. - Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading
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"I think it is all a matter of love:...

"I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is." -Vladimir Nabokov
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