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Literature Quotes: "We do not claim that the portrait we are making is the whole truth, only that it is a resemblance."

We do not claim that the portrait we are making is the whole truth, only that it is a resemblance.




Literature Quotes: "Without the emotion of the beautiful, the sublime, the mysterious, there is no art, no religion, no literature."

Without the emotion of the beautiful, the sublime, the mysterious, there is no art, no religion, no literature.



Literature Quotes: "Say a day without the ever."

Say a day without the ever.



Literature Quotes: "I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey."

I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey.




Literature Quotes: "[I]t is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible."

[I]t is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible.



Literature Quotes: "Literature is my Utopia"

Literature is my Utopia





Literature Quotes: "The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read."

The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.



Literature Quotes: "To influence a person is to give him one's own soul."

To influence a person is to give him one's own soul.



Literature Quotes: "Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."

Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.



Literature Quotes: "The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive."

The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.



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

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




Literature Quotes: "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.



Literature Quotes: "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."

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.



Literature Quotes: "In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it."

In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.



Literature Quotes: "Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you."

Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you.



Literature Quotes: "I would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective."

I would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective.



Literature Quotes: "I love rain because tears can not be seen in rain."

I love rain because tears can not be seen in rain.



Literature Quotes: "But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days."

But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.



Literature Quotes: "Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent."

Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent.



Literature Quotes: "Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of ones own."

Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of ones own.



Literature Quotes: "Let those who want to save the world if you can get to see it clear and as a whole. Then any part you make will represent the whole if it's made truly. The thing to do is work and learn to make it."

Let those who want to save the world if you can get to see it clear and as a whole. Then any part you make will represent the whole if it's made truly. The thing to do is work and learn to make it.



Literature Quotes: "The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our own—the place where we live—and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves."

The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our own—the place where we live—and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves.




Literature Quotes: "....And above all, it is your civilization, it is you. However much you hate it or laugh at it, you will never be happy away from it for any length of time"

....And above all, it is your civilization, it is you. However much you hate it or laugh at it, you will never be happy away from it for any length of time



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

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



Literature Quotes: "Estragon: You see, you feel worse when I'm with you. I feel better alone, too.Vladmir: Then why do you always come crawling back?Estragon: I don't know."

Estragon: You see, you feel worse when I'm with you. I feel better alone, too.Vladmir: Then why do you always come crawling back?Estragon: I don't know.



Literature Quotes: "There are people who, the more you do for them, the less they will do for themseselves."

There are people who, the more you do for them, the less they will do for themseselves.



Literature Quotes: "It was hard to love a woman that always made you feel so wishful."

It was hard to love a woman that always made you feel so wishful.



Literature Quotes: "A cardinal principle of good fiction [is]: the theme and the plot of a novel must be integrated—as thoroughly integrated as mind and body or thought and action in a rational view of man."

A cardinal principle of good fiction [is]: the theme and the plot of a novel must be integrated—as thoroughly integrated as mind and body or thought and action in a rational view of man.



Literature Quotes: "In art, and in literature, the end and the means, or the subject and the style, must be worthy of each other.That which is not worth contemplating in life, is not worth re-creating in art."

In art, and in literature, the end and the means, or the subject and the style, must be worthy of each other.That which is not worth contemplating in life, is not worth re-creating in art.



Literature Quotes: "A good novel is an indivisible sum: every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization."

A good novel is an indivisible sum: every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization.



Literature Quotes: "Mice: But reading all the good writers might discourage you.Y.C.: Then you ought to be discouraged."

Mice: But reading all the good writers might discourage you.Y.C.: Then you ought to be discouraged.



Literature Quotes: "Journalism is unreadable, and literature is unread."

Journalism is unreadable, and literature is unread.



Literature Quotes: "Everyone lives by selling something."

Everyone lives by selling something.



Literature Quotes: "God produced great writing, a matter of first importance to a man like Lincoln, ever impressed with the nature of cause and forces."

God produced great writing, a matter of first importance to a man like Lincoln, ever impressed with the nature of cause and forces.



Literature Quotes: "Esteem him! Like him! Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise. Use those words again, and I will leave the room this moment."

Esteem him! Like him! Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise. Use those words again, and I will leave the room this moment.



Literature Quotes: "I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple."

I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.



Literature Quotes: "Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!"

Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!



Literature Quotes: "I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics."

I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.



Literature Quotes: "I do not know where the error lies. I do not pretend to set people right, but I do see they are often wrong."

I do not know where the error lies. I do not pretend to set people right, but I do see they are often wrong.



Literature Quotes: "No one writes anything worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject."

No one writes anything worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.



Literature Quotes: "Truth is most beautiful undraped."

Truth is most beautiful undraped.



Literature Quotes: "More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free."

More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.



Literature Quotes: "It is not all books that are as dull as their readers."

It is not all books that are as dull as their readers.



Literature Quotes: "That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."

That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.



Literature Quotes: "Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.



Literature Quotes: "Without literature, life is hell."

Without literature, life is hell.



Literature Quotes: "For thy sweet love remembr'd such wealth bringsThat then, I scorn to change my state with kings."

For thy sweet love remembr'd such wealth bringsThat then, I scorn to change my state with kings.