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  • George Moore
    George Moore
    Irish writer 1852-1933
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    A literary movement consists of five or six people who live in the same town and hate each other cordially.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.
  • Barry Eisler
    Barry Eisler
    American novelist
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    Action fiction is driven more by what than by who. Put that ticking nuclear suitcase under Manhattan, and it's relatively easy to create suspense. Literary fiction is driven more by who than by what.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
    American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
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    Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    Complex astronomical instruments like the Antikythera Mechanism and the Nebra Sky Disk were made by Pagans. Our Pagan intellectual heritage includes poets and scientists and literary intellectuals of every kind, especially including those who wrote some of the most important and influential books in all of Western history.
  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.
  • Arna Bontemps
    Arna Bontemps
    American poet, novelist and librarian 1902-1973
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    How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
  • Leo Rosten
    Leo Rosten
    Polish-American scientist 1908-1997
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    Humor is, I think, the sublets and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers
  • Erma Bombeck
    Erma Bombeck
    American writer 1927-
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    Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide.
  • Jim Murray
    Jim Murray
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    I am not a literary man. I am a man of science, and I am interested in that branch of Anthropology which deals with the history of human speech.
  • Andrew Vachss
    Andrew Vachss
    American crime fiction author 1942-
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    I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    I did try very hard to tell the whole truth without violating my literary instincts.
  • Anne Stevenson
    Anne Stevenson
    American-British poet and writer 1933-2020
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    I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
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