Literature Quotes


153 Literature quotes:



"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."
"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
"Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made."
"Based on everything in the literature, this kind of program is the least-expensive and most cost-effective for taxpayers and has the greatest chance of working."
Author: Hughes Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Whoever is able to write a book and does not, it is as if he has lost a child"
Author: Nachman Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded starting point for literature."
"Preliminary research-most of it published outside the medical literature-indicates that a significant number of our patients have experienced some form of violence and abuse during their lifetime, including elder abuse, child abuse, gang-related violence, sexual abuse, and domestic violence,"
"We don't have good evidence, good research and good literature that supports some of these time frames, ... So they're a best guess at this point."
Author: Postl Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it."
Author: Havel Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"There's literature to support the fact that these ants have eliminated the bird nesting on other islands. They've interrupted bird nesting and eliminated native species in other areas."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"I think that everybody would gain a sense that literature is important, it's one of the reasons why we're alive. There's eating, sleeping, survival stuff, but I think that you really can't survive without literature, without poetry. It's a joy of life, which is funny to say when your curriculum includes Hemingway. It makes you go out in the world in a different way and look for beauty, a different way of expressing yourself."
Author: Berk Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it."
Author: Barthes Quotes Category: Literature Quotes French Critic Quotes
"There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature."


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