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  • Truman Capote
    Truman Capote
    American writer 1942-
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    All literature is gossip.
  • Carson Mccullers
    Carson Mccullers
    American novelist and poet 1917-1967
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    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.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    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.
  • Carl Clinton Van Doren
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
    American critic and biographer 1885-1950
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    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.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
  • Albert Maltz
    Albert Maltz
    American playwright and fiction writer 1908-1985
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    And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom, where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before. This was an inspiring body of literature to read.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
  • Cao Yu
    Cao Yu
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    As society diversifies, the number of people who read literature is decreasing. It will be difficult for readers to digest my ideas through literature.
  • Boris Spassky
    Boris Spassky
    Russian chess grandmaster 1937-
    Boris Spassky
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    Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
    Source: The book: a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors League of America, presented at the Library of Con
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found exciting in the past. Art can be a lot of things; but in actual practice, most of it is merely the mental equivalent of alcohol and cantharides.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
  • Comte de Lautréamont
    Comte de Lautréamont
    French poet born in Uruguay 1846-1870
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    Despair, feeding, as it always does, on phantasmagoria, is imperturbably leading literature to the rejection, en masse, of all divine and social laws, towards practical and theoretical evil.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
  • Edward Blishen
    Edward Blishen
    English author and broadcaster 1920-1996
    Edward Blishen
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    Education is not a discipline at all. Half vocational, half an emptiness dressed up in garments borrowed from philosophy, psychology, literature.
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