Category Archives: Literature

Literature Quotes

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E.M. Forster

“What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.” – E.M. Forster

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Oscar Wilde

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.” – Oscar Wilde

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Italo Calvino

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” – Italo Calvino

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Aldous Huxley

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.” – Aldous Huxley

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Ezra Pound

“Literature is news that stays news.” – Ezra Pound

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Roland Barthes

“Literature is the question minus the answer.” – Roland Barthes

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Ezra Pound

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

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Richard Livingstone

“I doubt if anything learnt at school is of more value than great literature learnt by heart,” – Richard Livingstone

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Samual McChord Crothers

“The test of real literature is that it will bear repetition. We read over the same pages again and again, and always with fresh delight.” – Samual McChord Crothers

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James Russell Lowell

“What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us!” – James Russell Lowell

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Mark Twain

“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” – Mark Twain

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Anatole France

“The duty of literature is to note what counts, and to light up what is suited to the light. If it ceases to choose and to love, it becomes like a woman who gives herself without preference.” – Anatole France

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Clifton Fadiman

“When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.” – Clifton Fadiman