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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 that is not the breath of contemporary society, that dares not transmit the pains and fears of that society, that does not warn in time against threatening moral and social dangers -- such literature does not deserve the name of literature; it is only a fa?ade. Such literature loses the confidence of its own people, and its published works are used as wastepaper instead of being read.
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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
Little details have special talents in creating big problems!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Little friends may prove great friends.
– Aesop
Little Girl No thanks, I take it black, like my men.
– Airplane
Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart-even when they are sitting in the mud, or crying temperamental tears, or parading up the street in mother's best clothes.
– Alan Marshall Beck
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
– Washington Irving
Little minds try to solve the matters through violence and darkness; great minds try to solve the matters through love and light!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
– Jim Hightower
Little opportunities should be improved.
– François Fénelon
Little persons try to be perfect while great ones do not know they are great.
– Vikrant Parsai

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