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“Literature is the immortality of speech”
August Wilhelm von Schlegel
“I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.”
“A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.”
John Henry Newman
“The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature”
Alfred North Whitehead
“I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.”
“Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.”
“Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.”
“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other”
“Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal.”
“Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast.”
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