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October 16, 2018
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. H. L. Mencken
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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, ...
Henry David Thoreau
But what is the difference between literature and journalism... Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
But what is the difference between literature and journalism? ... Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.
Edgar Allan Poe, From a letter to Frederick W. Thomas ...
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original whereas if you simply try to tell the truth without caring twopence how often it has been told before you will, ...
Clive Staples Lewis
In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many ...
S. I. Hayakawa
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.
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.
George Bernard Shaw
Our American professors like their literature clear, cold, pure and very dead.
Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo Clinic.
Roy Blount Jr.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
Robert Louis Stephenson
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