Literature Quotes


174 Literature quotes:



"In all the Beethoven literature, it's described as lost. There are lots of alterations, changes, revisions that no one has ever seen."
Author: Roe Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool. The reader will like the book to the degree that he agrees with the writer about what's cool."
"The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected."
"Perversity is the muse of modern literature"
Author: Sontag Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"When a book, any sort of book, reaches a certain intensity of artistic performance it becomes literature. That intensity may be a matter of style, situation, character, emotional tone, or idea, or half a dozen other things. It may also be a perfection of control over the movement of a story similar to the control a great pitcher has over the ball."
"It's a wonderful piece of classic literature. It not only has a cast of thousands, it also has a typhoon and a flying balloon."
Author: Hopkins Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Don't ask to live in tranquil times. Literature doesn't grow there."
Author: Brown Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"We'll definitely be using it in campaign literature."
Author: Sanchez Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"One of the best characters in English literature."
"If this isn’t literature, nothing is."
Author: Gaiman Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"I think English literature has gotten really bogged down over the last few years."
Author: Hornby Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"The concept of industry domination of regulatory agencies was well known and documented in the literature by the 1960s."
"NOVEL, n. A short story padded. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. As it is too long to be read at a sitting the impressions made by its successive parts are successively effaced, as in the panorama. Unity, totality of effect, is impossible; for besides the few pages last read all that is carried in mind is the mere plot of what has gone before. To the romance the novel is what photography is to painting. Its distinguishing principle, probability, corresponds to the literal actuality of the photograph and puts it distinctly into the category of reporting; whereas the free wing of the romancer enables him to mount to such altitudes of imagination as he may be fitted to attain; and the first three essentials of the literary art are imagination, imagination and imagination. The art of writing novels, such as it was, is long dead everywhere except in Russia, where it is new. Peace to its ashes --some of which have a large sale."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"A louse in the locks of literature."
"CURSE, v.t. Energetically to belabor with a verbal slap-stick. This is an operation which in literature, particularly in the drama, is commonly fatal to the victim. Nevertheless, the liability to a cursing is a risk that cuts but a small figure in fixing the rates of life insurance."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"A child should not be forced to read this kind of literature, ... I don't think many adults would want to read this kind of literature."
Author: Wilson Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Literature has always been allegorical."
"It is the story-teller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books."
"Literature. . . is the union of suffering with the instinct for form."


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