Best 5 104 of Literature quotes - MyQuotes
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
Sam Hamill is a writer unabashedly taking his place within the community of literature and the community of all sentient beings-his fidelity is to the magnificent truth of existence, and to its commensurate singing.
I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature.
A. K. Kuykendall
The word 'NO' is the best motivation there is for the storyteller in you.
To write good poems is the secret of brevity.
R. M. Engelhardt
Everything is still everything. The Poem Remains.
Greatness recognizes greatness, and is shadowed by it.
Nervous states of the worst sort control me without pause. Everything that is not literature bores me and I hate it. I lack all aptitude for family life except, at best, as an observer. I have no family feeling and visitors make me almost feel as though I were maliciously being attacked.
I don't know if many people know this about me, but I have multiple sclerosis. So I don't have time for a lot of shades of gray. I don't have time for BS.
My master's degree was in English literature.
Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled.
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
I started studying law, but this I could stand just for one semester. I couldn't stand more. Then I studied languages and literature for two years. After two years I passed an examination with the result I have a teaching certificate for Latin and Hungarian for the lower classes of the gymnasium, for kids from 10 to 14. I never made use of this teaching certificate. And then I came to philosophy, physics, and mathematics. In fact, I came to mathematics indirectly. I was really more interested in physics and philosophy and thought about those. It is a little shortened but not quite wrong to say: I thought I am not good enough for physics and I am too good for philosophy. Mathematics is in between.
Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.
Before I could respond, I looked out the window again and as if in response to my thoughts, I saw Cooper walking up my driveway. My jaw dropped. I peeked around the kitchen doorframe. Mom was still lost to the television. I turned and looked out the window to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. No, it was really him. And he had a horse walking beside him. How clichéd could it get?
I'm fascinated by almost any mythology that I can get my hands on...
This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The life of the spirit is enfold in great literature.
I prefer to talk about the gift of literature rather than its role or task.
Rekindled love is generally short-term.
Preacher is a book that somehow allows me time by its settling on it's characters, that sort of modern gothic western feel. You're not likely to see the boat veering too far from that.
Det er derfor Heart of Darkness står ved siden af Le Regard du Roi, og Wide Sargasso Sea står lige ovenover Jane Eyre. De to sidstnævnte stod før i tiden ved siden af hinanden, men så besluttede jeg, at det var bedre at rette op på den gamle koloniale ubalance ved at give Rhys overtaget – altså den øverste hylde
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
Life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed by a desire to change his bed.
I did it at night because I loved it. I never did it to make money, as a job. I just did it because I had to.
We have increasingly fewer and fewer journalists who have any military experience and understand what life is like in the military and in combat.
The rate of human invention is faster, and the rate of cultural loss is slower, in areas occupied by many competing societies with many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere.
Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't.
Frank Moore Cross
I find it exciting to get any historical material from the ground. As you know, I love to put ancient Israel and its literature into their ancient contexts. And to rebuild - that is, to me, a very exciting historical task.
Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.
I don’t know when reading books became the most essential thing about me, but it happened over the years and I found myself the most willing servant of what I considered a rich habit.
I have watchedmany literary fashions shoot up and blossom, and then fade and drop.... Yet with the many that I have seen comeand go, I have never yet encountered a mode of thinking that regarded itself as simply a changing fashion, and not as an infallible approach to the right culture.
I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature.
Only towards the end of this process are any of the chapters in fully readable condition, a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife. But Joan's got used to it.
Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
In every parting there is an image of death.
Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device.
bad literature of the sort called amusing is spiritual gin.
They find joy in motion, which transforms their lives into unending odysseys. Their souls are brightly burning streaks of light across the universe—constantly traveling in an endless dance across space and time.
Over the last 10 years, we've learned that there's still no better way to succeed in college than to be well read.
The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right.
It was in that tree that I learned to read, filled with the passions that can only come to the bookish, grasping, very young, bewildered by almost all of what I read, sweating in the attempt to understand a world of adults I fled from in real life but desperately wanted to join in books. (I did not connect the grown men and women in literature with the grown men and women I saw around me. They were, to me, another species.)
Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
I am the most important person to me. I am the most important person in the entire universe to me. I am the centre of my own universe.
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
Literature is a great staff, but a very sorry crutch.