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Literary Quotes

If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.
Aaron Copland
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Samuel Butler
They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'
Samuel Butler
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First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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William Shakespeare
To be or not to be that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them.
William Shakespeare
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Literary and political work helps people to ged rid of stereotypes
Amos Oz
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
SERIAL, n. A literary work, usually a story that is not true, creeping through several issues of a newspaper or magazine. Frequently appended to each installment is a "synposis of preceding chapters" for those who have not read them, but a direr need is a synposis of succeeding chapters for those who do not intend to read _them_. A synposis of the entire work would be still better. The late James F. Bowman was writing a serial tale for a weekly paper in collaboration with a genius whose name has not come down to us. They wrote, not jointly but alternately, Bowman supplying the installment for one week, his friend for the next, and so on, world without end, they hoped. Unfortunately they quarreled, and one Monday morning when Bowman read the paper to prepare himself for his task, he found his work cut out for him in a way to surprise and pain him. His collaborator had embarked every character of the narrative on a ship and sunk them all in the deepest part of the Atlantic.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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It's a very interesting process to write in English because all my literary resources come from Spanish, ... I must confess that I felt really handicapped, creatively, when I accepted the proposal to sing in English. ... I thought that I would encounter more difficulties, but everything has come together.
Shakira
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I think he is unassailable from a literary point of view, ... On the other hand, there may be some people who think he's too established.
Horace Engdahl
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Everyone is still waiting for the book that everyone greets as the big literary book. People thought it would be a strong year for fiction but it hasn't turned out that way.
John Sterling
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Dr. Seuss
I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them sam I am.
Dr. Seuss
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I was immediately struck by the fact that he had all these literary quarterlies that you couldn't get anywhere else.
Ed McClanahan
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Edward Abbey
My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and senses, and sink into meditation, contemplating my novel
Edward Abbey
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My colleagues in the literary department say it's all very escapist stuff. I think, 'No, no, no.' It's actually all about what happened in the 20th century. The 20th century has basically been industrialized warfare,
Tom Shippey
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The Bible was written in several languages, embraces many literary forms, and reflects cultures very different from our own. These are important considerations for properly understanding the Bible in its context.
Troy Perry
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We believe the university should be a literary center of the region.
Ron Ellis
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John Updike
Hemingway described literary New York as a bottle full of tapeworms trying to feed on each other
John Updike
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T.S. Eliot
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.
T.S. Eliot
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
PLAGIARISM, n. A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable priority and an honorable subsequence.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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We all make our contributions to the world and I suppose mine will not be to the literary treasures of the western civilization, ... But I do hope to contribute in my own way, and one of those ways is to bring closer the day when every child and every American learns to read.
Barbara Bush
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"Little magazines" are, for the most part, the mayflies of the literary world.
Frederick Crews
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I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike , and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two , are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
Harold Bloom
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One learns little more about a man from his feats of literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.
Frank Colby
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We don't usually think of them as literary giants.
Laurie Levenson
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Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers.
Leo Rosten
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This year is also shaping up to be a very literate and literary Festival.
Stella Pence
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When I was hiking, I would bring the literary works that were about that place in my pack - and I would be reading, for instance, if I was up in the White Mountains, I would have a collection of Hawthorne short stories. I'd be reading the stories by Hawthorne while I'm in the place that he's writing about - and then I'd be writing in my journal thinking about the literature and thinking about the place and trying to find where the two connect.
Ian Marshall
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These women were some of the best interpreters of Shakespeare's works. They understood the plays in ways that no literary scholar can understand. So through studying these women, we learn a lot about Shakespeare but also about how women should behave.
Rebekah Maggor
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I'm very anxious not to fall into archaism or "literary" diction. I want my vocabulary to have a very large range, but the words must be alive.
James Agee
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So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world.
James Cameron
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Robert Stack
California's red-legged frogs are part of our historical, literary and cultural heritage, ... It is critically important that we ensure that there will always be frogs jumping here in Calaveras County, and in other places, too.
Robert Stack
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