Literature Quotes


153 Literature quotes:



"A lot of Winnipeggers received real literature in their stockings this year. We have seen lots of people right now looking for books that push them and their brains."
Author: Hall Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"From its inception, the festival has been a celebration of reading and literature of the state. It's not an academic conference. And it's been a huge success."
"Literature must become party literature. Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat."
Author: Lenin Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Perversity is the muse of modern literature."
Author: Sontag Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"I suspect that someone removed the labels I affixed to the literature and that he or she or their surrogate plans on filing a complaint. The purpose of this letter is to advise your office that no pieces of literature were distributed without the required disclaimer and that I believe that if a complaint is filed someone is tampering with my literature to make a false complaint. Obviously, affixing labels was not the best short-term solution but the problem was addressed immediately and a long-term solution was achieved."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"You have no idea how happy I am that you have won the Nobel Prize in literature. I think you absolutely deserve it."
Author: Havel Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"And on top of that, my dad is a professor of literature so he's very, very smart. So I was always thinking, 'How I can aspire to be him?' There was this intimidating aura growing up with a university professor."
Author: Cage Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Ambiguity is Vajpayee's strength, ... His roots are in poetry and literature, and I think that's a big advantage."
"The ''text'' is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic."
Author: Fiedler Quotes Category: Literature Quotes Literary Criticism Quotes
"Great literature cannot grow from a neglected or impoverished soil. Only if we actually tend or care will it transpire that every hundred years or so we might get a Middlemarch."
Author: James Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read."
Author: Borges Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"The idea of a successful novel was something that was reviewed in the Observer and then sank without trace. Literature wasn't a happening thing in those days. Music and fringe theatre and television playwriting were far more exciting."
"The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Literature is analysis after the event."
"I think Ill be a clown when I get grown.. Yes, sir, a clown. There aint one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so Im gonna join the circus and laugh my head off Im gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks. Just looka yonder, every one of em oughta be ridin a broomstick."
Author: Lee Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"When politicians and politically minded people pay too much attention to literature, it is a bad sign -- a bad sign mostly for literature. But it is also a bad sign when they don't want to hear the word mentioned."
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Literature transforms and intensifies ordinary language, deviates systematically from everyday speech. If you approach me at a bus stop and murmur ''Thou still unravished bride of quietness,'' then I am instantly aware that I am in the presence of the literary."
"Literature, as a field of glory, is an arena where a tomb may be more easily found than laurels; and as a means of support, it is the chance of chances."
Author: Giles Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed."
"In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people."
Author: Maurois Quotes Category: Literature Quotes


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