Literature Quotes

174 Literature quotes:

"When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can."
Author: Lover Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Dr. Seuss is so creative, so inventive I consider him the Shakespeare of children's literature. He opens up young children's minds in a way that can be a key to creative language use."
"Physicians need to be aware of the potential manifestations of CMI and the need to treat them, and metabolic syndrome is a key example. There's quite a bit of literature on this condition, and there are steps physicians can encourage their patients to take such as increased exercise, stress management and dieting to reduce abdominal fat that can lessen its effects."
Author: Blanchard Quotes Category: Literature Quotes Physicians Quotes
"Of course, horror/fantasy has always been this disreputable stepchild of literature."
"The party of God and the party of Literature have more in common than either will admit; their texts may conflict, but their bigotries coincide. Both insist on being the sole custodians of the true word and its only interpreters."
Author: Raphael Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."
"[Lulu is launching the Blooker - whose name is an affectionate nod to another important literary prize - as a global contest to mark the 450th anniversary this year of Gutenberg's invention of moveable type in 1455.] Blooks are the latest landmark in the history of books ... They are a new stage in the life-cycle of content, if not an whole new category of literature, with its own creative process and emerging literary style."
Author: Young Quotes Category: Literature Quotes Inventions Quotes
"In the grand tradition, both Chinese and Western painting have a close link with literature,"
"Just as the office worker dreams of murdering his hated boss and so is saved from really murdering him, so it is with the author; with his great dreams he helps his readers to survive, to avoid their worst intentions. And society, without realizing it respects and even exalts him, albeit with a kind of jealousy, fear and even repulsion, since few people want to discover the horrors that lurk in the depths of their souls. This is the highest mission of great literature, and there is no other."
"The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it"
Author: Drew Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Reading history is good for all of us," he says, not surprisingly, perhaps, but his rationale is a fresh, somewhat bracing thought: "If you know history, you know that there is no such thing as a self-made man or self-made woman. We are shaped by people we have never met. Yes, reading history will make you a better citizen and more appreciative of the law, and of freedom, and of how the economy works or doesn't work, but it is also an immense pleasurethe way art is, or music is, or poetry is. And it's never stale."
"The literature suggests that acupuncture may be helpful for certain kinds of pain for control of certain kinds of nausea,"
"Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once"
"There's certainly an issue of free speech here. We're not saying by any means that these books shouldn't be read. But ... if it's categorized as Jewish history, versus conspiracy literature, then there's a problem."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Literature Quotes Conspiracy Quotes
"There's not stuffiness, there's not reverence about literature ... it's actually very hip, often spontaneous, dramatizations of what's appearing in the magazine, to show just how alive and up-to-the-minute some of the fiction can be."
Author: Buford Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature. I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare. No, let's say Shakespeare and Dickens, to get them in the right order."
Author: Okri Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Literature exists so that where one man has lived finely ten thousand may afterward live finely"
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"If the most significant characteristic of man is the complex of biological needs he shares with all members of his species, then the best lives for the writer to observe are those in which the role of natural necessity is clearest, namely, the lives of the very poor."
Author: Auden Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry."
"When we read of human beings behaving in certain ways, with the approval of the author, who gives his benediction to this behavior by his attitude towards the result of the behavior arranged by himself, we can be influenced towards behaving in the same way."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Literature Quotes

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