Quotes and sayings about tag  #literature

Quotes and sayings about tag  literature

67 Quotes

That's what literature is. It's the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!

Connie Willis

You'll never be alone if you’ve got a book.

Al Pacino

At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader.

Alberto Manguel

There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.

David Quammen

She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.

Dean Koontz

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The most complicated skill is to be simple.

Dejan Stojanovic

Use the wings of the flying Universe, Dream with open eyes; See in darkness.

Dejan Stojanovic

To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.

Dejan Stojanovic

I visited many places, Some of them quite Exotic and far away, But I always returned to myself.

Dejan Stojanovic

I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.

Dejan Stojanovic

It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.

Dejan Stojanovic

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves.

E.M. Forster

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.

Emily Dickinson

There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands awayNor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of Toll – How frugal is the Chariot That bears a Human soul.

Emily Dickinson

Literature is news that stays news.

Ezra Pound

All I am is literature, and I am not able or willing to be anything else.

Franz Kafka

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

G.K. Chesterton

Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.

Günter Grass

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.

Harold Bloom

We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.

Franz Kafka

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.

Gaston Bachelard

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.

George Gissing

There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.

George Washington

The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.

Gustave Flaubert

I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.

H.P. Lovecraft

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

Henry David Thoreau

Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.

Howard Nemerov

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Italo Calvino

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Helen Keller

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