Quotes by literature
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American writer 1942-
All literature is gossip.
American novelist and poet 1917-1967
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 1899-1961
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
American critic and biographer 1885-1950
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.
American writer 1888-1959
An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
American playwright and fiction writer 1908-1985
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.
American poet 1879-1955
As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
As society diversifies, the number of people who read literature is decreasing. It will be difficult for readers to digest my ideas through literature.
Russian chess grandmaster 1937-
Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
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
English writer 1894-1963
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.
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Comte de Lautréamont
French poet born in Uruguay 1846-1870
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.
American writer 1891-1980
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.
English author and broadcaster 1920-1996
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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