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Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895+1
Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science.
Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician 1718-1800+1
The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
Engels writer 1948-+1
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.
American poet 1885-19720
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
British playwright 1946-0
A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate
Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-18320
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
English writer of novels and travel books 1803-18810
A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
English poet 1809-18920
A louse in the locks of literature.
English writer 1709-17840
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.
American educator and author 1867-19630
A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
A translation of a work of literature is like playing a violin concerto on the piano.Source: The Believer Interview 20 oct 2016
According to the United Nations' latest count, of the approximately 3,000 languages spoken in the world today, only some 78 have a literature. Of those 78, a scant five or six enjoy a truly international audience.
American writer 1942-0
All literature is gossip.
All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
American writer 1899-19610
All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.