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Literature is analysis after the event.
– Doris Lessing
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
– Helen Keller
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
Literature is news that stays news.
– Ezra Pound
Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read.
– Jorge Luis Borges
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
– Virginia Woolf
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.
– Virginia Woolf
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be grasped at once.
– Cyril Connolly
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be read once.
– Cyril Connolly
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
– Cyril Connolly
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
– Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)
Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
– Octavio Paz
Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
– Lionel Trilling
Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
– Lionel Trilling
Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
– Thornton
Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.
– Salman Rushdie
Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it.
– Roland Barthes
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.
– Vladimir Lenin
Literature should not be surpressed merely because it affects the moral code of the censor.
– William Orville Douglas
Literature... is condemned (or privileged) to be forever the most rigorous and, consequently, the most reliable of terms in which man names and transforms himself.
– Paul de Man
Litigation A form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariat to that of lawyers.
– Frank McKinney Hubbard
LITTERATURE: le meilleur papier hygiénique du siècle
– Mihail Cosma
Little by little, one travels far.
– J. R. R. Tolkien
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
– George Eliot
Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy like the heaven above.
– Julia A. Fletcher Carney

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