Best 5 104 of Literature quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 19 Sep

Thomas Bernhard

The only friends I have are the dead who have bequeathed their writings to me--I have no others.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jane Austen

It's a truth universally acknowledged...

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Twain

What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Clinton Van Doren

Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated, they had rendered a large service to the course of literature: they had removed the stigma, for the most part, from the word novel.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Zainab Omaki

The feeling, all encompassing, safe and warm like a blanket permanently draped over her shoulders, follows her around. She takes it into the shower, to meals with her mother and sister, to work as she reads out the news script, her voice never faltering.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Bulfinch

For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dodie Smith

Did you think of anything when Miss Marcy said Scoatney Hall was being re-opened? I thought of the beginning of Pride and Prejudice – where Mrs. Bennet says 'Netherfield Park is let a last.' And then Mr. Bennet goes over to call on the rich new owner.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Arthur Conan Doyle

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own. You may not appreciate them at first. You may pine for your novel of crude and unadulterated adventure. You may, and will, give it the preference when you can. But the dull days come, and the rainy days come, and always you are driven to fill up the chinks of your reading with the worthy books which wait so patiently for your notice. And then suddenly, on a day which marks an epoch in your life, you understand the difference. You see, like a flash, how the one stands for nothing, and the other for literature. From that day onwards you may return to your crudities, but at least you do so with some standard of comparison in your mind. You can never be the same as you were before. Then gradually the good thing becomes more dear to you; it builds itself up with your growing mind; it becomes a part of your better self, and so, at last, you can look, as I do now, at the old covers and love them for all that they have meant in the past.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cyril Connolly

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kellie Elmore

This town of churches and dreams; this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere; but, I found myself instead. -Magic in the Backyard (excerpt from American Honey)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Burgess

That so many writers have been prepared to accept a kind of martyrdom is the best tribute that flesh can pay to the living spirit of man as expressed in his literature. One cannot doubt that the martyrdom will continue to be gladly embraced. To some of us, the wresting of beauty out of language is the only thing in the world that matters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Addison

There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Miguel De Cervantes

One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fay Weldon

Fiction, on the whole, and if it is any good, tends to be a subversive element in society.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Elliott

There are a lot of problems involved in comparative history. You never know if you're getting the comparisons weighted rightly, you're bound to dominate one literature better than another. But I do see it as one of the ways forward for the future. I think it is a very important approach.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Tom Robbins

Evidently, I'd suffered an epiphany: the subconscious realization that when it comes to coolness, nothing the human race has ever invented is more cool than a book.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Pawan Mishra

Good writing ideas don’t have to be about political turmoil, mass killings, capitalism, racism, injustice, and so on. Find that one idea that has deep roots in your heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gao Xingjian

When I came overseas, I realized that there are many ideologies and many trends, and it's also very hard to produce honest art and honest literature. I decided that I didn't want to follow any of these ideologies or trends, because that's also a kind of pressure that doesn't allow absolute freedom. So I decided that I was only going to produce works that were satisfactory to me, and that meant not following any trends and being anti-ideological.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Zubair Ahsan

There should be a limit to my suffering As I’m a sinner, not a disbeliever

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pawan Mishra

As you become a better writer, the writing becomes more difficult. You toil harder to tell a story in a smaller number of words.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andre Gide

It is with fine sentiments that bad literature is made. Descend to the bottom of the well if you wish to see the stars.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Herbert Read

Nobody seriously believes in the social philosophies of the immediate past.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Some writers write to forget. Some forget to write.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Karl Philipp Moritz

St. Paul's arose like some huge mountain above the enormous mass of smaller buildings.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Philip Zaleski

Words contain the "souls" or minds of people in the past; as such, they tell the story of consciousness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marquis De Sade

Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dean Koontz

A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Cousins

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

What is the point of all these books when I learn best by reading your body?

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Orwell

If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

What we do as a society is seek simple answers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Keller

My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanette Winter

You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Subhajit Ganguly

Yet, the man never goes slow! Feted against all the odds. How? Nobody knows. Undeterred, unabated, yet uncharted he goes...

By Anonym 14 Sep

Danielle Steel

My early reviews were so bad that I decided I didn't want to read them again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Twain

I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Kesey

I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Jean Nathan

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Diane Sawyer

The interesting thing is always to see if you can find a fact that will change your mind about something, to test and see if you can.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Allen

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

James Wood

If religion is true, one must believe. And if one chooses not to believe, one’s choice is marked under the category of a refusal, and is thus never really free: it has the duress of a recoil.” With literary belief, however, “one is always free to choose not to believe.” This, Wood argues, is the freedom of literature; it is what constitutes its “reality.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jeanette Winterson

Every day in my consultancy, I meet men and women who are out of their minds. That is, they have not the slightest idea who they really are or what it is that matters to them. The question 'How shall I live?' is not one I can answer on prescription.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bertolt Brecht

It’s all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mignon Mclaughlin

Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Gençken tecrüben yoktur, yaşlıyken de gücün.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Virtue is reason which has become energy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ella Maillart

I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dejan Stojanovic

How does one say something new and not retell?