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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
– G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)Rate it:
Literature is a microscope; it shows us the unseen!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Literature is a mountain made of gold in this poor world!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
– D. H. LawrenceRate it:
Literature is analysis after the event.
– Doris LessingRate it:
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 KellerRate it:
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 KellerRate it:
Literature is news that stays news.
– Ezra PoundRate it:
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 BorgesRate it:
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
– Virginia WoolfRate it:
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.
– Virginia WoolfRate it:
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be grasped at once.
– Cyril ConnollyRate it:
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be read once.
– Cyril ConnollyRate it:
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
– Cyril ConnollyRate it:
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
– Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)Rate it:
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 PazRate it:
Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
– Lionel TrillingRate it:
Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
– Lionel TrillingRate it:
Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
– ThorntonRate it:
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 RushdieRate it:
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 BarthesRate it:
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 LeninRate it:
Literature should not be surpressed merely because it affects the moral code of the censor.
– William Orville DouglasRate it:
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 SolzhenitsynRate it:
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 ManRate it:

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