Quotes by literature

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
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    In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885-1951
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    In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
    Northrop Frye
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    In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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    In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest.
  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell
    American poet, criticus 1874-1925
    Amy Lowell
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    In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    Indeed much of the literature written about black folks in the post-civil rights era emphasized the need for jobs. Material advancement was deemed the pressing agenda. Mental health concerns were not a high priority. - From (2003) Rock My Soul
  • A. B. Yehoshua
    A. B. Yehoshua
    Israeli novelist 1936-
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    Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    It is literature which for me opened the mysterious and decisive doors of imagination and understanding. To see the way others see. To think the way others think. And above all, to feel.
  • Anatole Broyard
    Anatole Broyard
    American writer, literary critic, and editor
    Anatole Broyard
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    It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
    Henry James
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    It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
  • Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold
    British critic and poet 1822-1888
    Matthew Arnold
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    Journalism is literature in a hurry.
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