Literature Quotes

174 Literature quotes:

"A literary movement consists of five or six people who live in the same town and hate each other cordially."
"In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern."
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Literature Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"Literature is a term that cannot be applied to writings or poems that reel off tales that are false. It should not emerge from the egotistic fancies of the individual."
Author: Baba Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"They know where the people are. But what are they doing for the people they're handing the literature to?"
"We are concerned that literature has been found in American mosques that has a message that is not tolerant, and we hope the people of Saudi Arabia will work with us as we try to deal with this issue,"
Author: Arabia Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on."
Author: Lichtenberg Quotes Category: Literature Quotes Metaphor Quotes
"A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug."
"Literature flourishes best when it is half trade and half an art."
Author: Inge Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Postmodernism cost literature its audience."
"The crown of literature is poetry."
Author: Maugham Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens"
Author: White Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote."
"It's a hypothetical; it's a cautionary tale, ... I would say there is a pretty venerable tradition of movies and literature that presumed to say, 'Here is something that exists in the world,' and by extension or by exaggeration, let's imagine, let's push it to the next step."
Author: Zwick Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"The quality of literature and the depth of performance far surpassed the efforts of most middle school and junior high school performances across the state."
Author: Taylor Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"One of the proud joys of the man of letters --if that man of letters is an artist is to feel within himself the power to immortalize at will anything he chooses to immortalize. Insignificant though he may be, he is conscious of possessing a creative divinity. God creates lives; the man of imagination creates fictional lives which may make a profound and as it were more living impression on the world's memory."
"I attempt to write a good novel. Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages, not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe."
"That said, our study adds to the existing literature that positive social interactions can buffer the effects of stress on the body and brain."
Author: Gould Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"It (the selection of Jelinek) has done irreparable damage to the Nobel literature prize, both those who came before Elfriede Jelinek and those who came after her."
Author: Jelinek Quotes Category: Literature Quotes

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