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A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.
Literature
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
Literature
George Borrow

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All literature is gossip.
Literature
Truman Capote

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All literature is political.
Literature
LeVar Burton

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As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
Literature
Wallace Stevens

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For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.
Literature
Herman Melville

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Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
Literature
Ezra Pound

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How has the human spirit ever survived the terrific literature with which it has had to contend?
Literature
Wallace Stevens

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If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
Literature
Ezra Pound

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If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.
Literature
Jean-Paul Sartre

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In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.
Literature
Andre Maurois

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It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
Literature
Henry James

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Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.
Literature
Seneca

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Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
Literature
Gaston Bachelard

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Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.
Literature
Iris Murdoch

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Literature flourishes best when it is half trade and half an art.
Literature
Dean William R. Inge

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Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
Literature
D. H. Lawrence

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Literature is analysis after the event.
Literature
Doris Lessing

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Literature is news that stays news.
Literature
Ezra Pound

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Literature is the immortality of speech.
Literature
August Wilhelm Von Schlegel

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Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
Literature
Thornton Wilder

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Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
Literature
John Morley

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Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature.
Literature
George Age

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Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
Literature
Andre Gide

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Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst.
Literature
Ford Madox Ford

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun