Quotes: literature

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  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Russian revolutionary leader 1870-1924
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    Literature must become party literature. Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat.
  • Carlos Fuentes
    Carlos Fuentes
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    Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.
  • Literature sucks you into another psyche. So the creation of empathy necessarily influences how you'll behave to other people.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.
    Source: The Human Stain (2000)
  • Terry Eagleton
    Terry Eagleton
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    Literature transforms and intensifies ordinary language, deviates systematically from everyday speech. If you approach me at a bus stop and murmur ''Thou still unravished bride of quietness,'' then I am instantly aware that I am in the presence of the literary.
  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
  • Henry Giles
    Henry Giles
    British Unitarian minister and writer 1809-1882
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    Literature, as a field of glory, is an arena where a tomb may be more easily found than laurels; and as a means of support, it is the chance of chances.
  • John Morley
    John Morley
    British journalist, statesman 1838-1923
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    Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.
  • John Morley
    John Morley
    British journalist, statesman 1838-1923
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    Maxims and aphorisms, let us remember that wisdom is the true salt of literature, and the books that are most nourishing are richly stored with it, and that is the main object to seek in reading books.
  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
  • Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.
  • Mention the gothic, and many readers will probably picture gloomy castles and an assortment of sinister Victoriana. However, the truth is that the gothic genre has continued to flourish and evolve since the days of Bram Stoker, producing some of its most interesting and accomplished examples in the 20th century - in literature, film and beyond.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    No literature is complete until the language it was written in is dead.