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The woods are lovely, dark and deep.But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleepAnd miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost, poet

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.

Virginia Woolf, author

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Maya Angelou, poet

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.

Moses Hadas, writer

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years.

Horace, poet

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.

Stephen King, author

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

John Morley, statesman

I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish I'll know how it turned out.

Nora Ephron, author

Do not trust the horse, Trojans! Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even though they bring gifts.

Virgil, poet

I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante, novelist

Avarice, envy, pride,Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.

Dante Alighieri, poet

Literature is news that STAYS news.

Ezra Pound, poet

I read a book a day when I was a kid. My family was not literary; we did not have any books in the house.

Amy Tan, novelist

The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.

Elizabeth Drew, journalist

Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.

T. S. Eliot, poet

'That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.'

Voltaire, writer

One of the biggest changes that ever occurred in my life was going from the isolation of working part-time as a house painter in Henderson County, to Cornell, where everybody was a literary person.

Robert Morgan, poet

Over the river and through the wood, To grandfather's house we go;The horse knows the wayTo carry the sleigh,Through the white and drifted snow.

Lydia Maria Child,

Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever.

Theodore Sturgeon, writer

A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull.

Louis Auchincloss, novelist

I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike

Harold Bloom, critic

First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author

It was a pleasant caf

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

The more melancholy side of my literary personality is much in tune with BS Johnson's.

Jonathan Coe, novelist

These were all middle-class kids from literary backgrounds, joining this sort of train going by, this pop train, jumping on. Whereas the rest of the rock scene, you'll find that there's mostly working-class people.

Kevin Ayers, composer

We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about. We could quote things, talk about books we'd read; you can say something, you don't have to explain it.

Kevin Ayers, composer

I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.

Trevor Dunn, musician

The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.

Christopher Dawson, writer

So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term, like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for their entire literary environment and subject matter.

Donna Tartt, novelist

Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.

Dean Koontz, author

When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays, everybody assumes that's the end. Here's another who's never going to write well again.

Richard Russo, novelist

The New Testament evinces its universal design in its very, style, which alone distinguishes it from all the literary productions of earlier and later times.

Philip Schaff, theologian

I've been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager. There are always discoveries. You're sitting in your easy chair, reading; you realize you've read a story or a group of poems four times, and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer.

Marilyn Hacker, poet

I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself.

Marilyn Hacker, poet

But it's not just a game of finding literary references.

Dan Simmons, author

Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down - there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.

Dan Simmons, author

You have to remember that in addition to running a literary agency, I am also an ebook publisher.

Richard Curtis, writer

We now open our mail with gloves and mask, though I can't imagine why anyone would target a literary agency!

Richard Curtis, writer

People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading out across the full range of formal interactions - or what is called the "text" in literary terms.

Tony Conrad, artist

When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together.

Tom Glazer, musician

Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.

Paul Ricoeur, philosopher

I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it.

Jim Jarmusch, director

A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise of a literary profession, has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject-matter, when one comes to write about it.

Mary Augusta Ward, novelist

It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours was to be a literary partnership.

Mary Augusta Ward, novelist

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays.

Patrick White, author

I did not win and in fact I was called into the principal's office for a consultation with my parents. But that was the beginning of my literary career.

William Joyce, author

No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement, because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.

Amy Tan, novelist

The great break of my literary career was going to law school.

Scott Turow, novelist

When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers be specifically identified-only our student numbers appeared on the title page. I love that idea and still do.

Jonathan Carroll, author

I'm not against asking the audience to work, but I think what you have now is a sort of gratuitous deconstruction as a result of a fashion of literary deconstructionism indicating that there are no meanings.

Jonathan Miller, entertainer

I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.

Anne Stevenson, poet

There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind. That is why I never could have survived as an academic.

Anne Stevenson, poet

Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad, but I am anchored here in New York. I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here.

Harold Brodkey, author

A literary critic is someone who can't write, but who loves to show he would have been a wonderful writer if only he could!

Brian Lumley, writer

Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement, a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history.

Howard Mumford Jones, writer

I think that there are empty ecological niches in the literary landscape crying to be filled and when a book more or less fills a niche it's seized on, even when it's a far from perfect fit.

Edmund White, novelist

One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.

Walter Pater, critic

At 20, 25, 30, we begin to realise that the possibilities of escape are getting fewer. We have jobs, children, partners, debts. This is the part of us to which literary fiction speaks.

Mark Haddon, novelist

I don't mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction, On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.

Mark Haddon, novelist

If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake.

George Ripley, activist

I think there are readers out there and I don't think the book is dead. And more importantly I don't think readers have to choose between literary and commercial fiction.

Jodi Picoult, author

The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors; everything depends on the money.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet

I get sent a lot of scripts which feature him as a kind of all-purpose Victorian literary character and really understand little, if anything, about him, his life or his books.

Simon Callow, actor

I have been told by a member of the board of one of Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission of mine once caused a great deal of controversy.

John Barton, poet

I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.

Robert Morgan, poet

It was less a literary thing than a linguistic, philosophical preoccupation... discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate, elementary experience.

Robert Morgan, poet

Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.

Rick Moody, novelist

Maybe when I'm sixty-five I'll talk about my literary life.

Rick Moody, novelist

But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now.

Rick Moody, novelist

The people have a right supremeTo make their kings, for Kings are made for them.All Empire is no more than Pow'r in Trust,Which when resum'd, can be no longer just.Successionm for the general good design'd,In its own wrong a Nation cannot bind.

John Dryden, poet

You, the Spirit of the Settlement! ... Not understand that America is God's crucible, the great melting-pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Here, you stand, good folk, think I, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in your fifty groups, with your fifty languages and histories, and your fifty blood hatreds and rivalries...

Israel Zangwill, novelist

I like being able to provide consistent and frequent literary choices for my fans.

Janet Evanovich, writer

So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world.

James Cameron, director

A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody's opinion is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.

Marcel Proust, author

It is the growth of advertising in this country which, more than any single element, has brought the American magazine to its present enviable position in points of literary, illustrative and mechanical excellence.

Edward Bok, editor

Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.

Arthur Miller, playwright

Excessive literary production is a social offense.

George Eliot, author

I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic.

Shelley Berman, comedian

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.

Arna Bontemps, poet

Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.

H. G. Wells, author

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.

John Cheever, writer

Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history.

Robert Hall, clergyman

A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two.

Will Eisner, cartoonist

I couldn't speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I'm regarded as one of their own in Japan.

Kazuo Ishiguro, author

It's too bad for us 'literary' enthusiasts, but it's the truth nevertheless - pictures tell any story more effectively than words.

William Moulton Marston, psychologist

If the radiance of a thousand sunsWere to burst at once into the skyThat would be like the splendor of the Mighty one --I am become Death,The shatterer of Worlds.

Hindu Spiritual,

On the road to Mandalay Where the flyin' fishes play, An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the bay.

Rudyard Kipling, writer

Through me you pass into the city of woe:Through me you pass into eternal pain:Through me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric moved:To rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

Dante Alighieri, poet

In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.

Charles Baudelaire, poet

This life's dim windows of the soulDistorts the heavens from pole to poleAnd leads you to believe a lieWhen you see with, not through, the eye.

William Blake, poet

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!A farewell, and then forever!Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,While the star of hope she leaves him?Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me.

Robert Burns, poet

The great Creator to revereMust sure become the creature;But still the preaching cant forbear,And ev'n the rigid feature:Yet ne'er with wits profane to rangeBe complaisance extended;An atheist laugh's a poor exchangeFor deity offended.

Robert Burns, poet

'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.

Lord Byron, poet

It's hard to judge literary merit.

Henry Rollins, musician

All my big heroes are literary, writers.

Henry Rollins, musician

And nice to have seen you, Sue. Good luck, he called after her as she disappeared down the path, a pretty girl in a hurry, her smooth hair swinging, shining - just such a young woman as Nancy might have been. Then, starting home, he walked toward the trees, and under them, leaving behind him the big sky, the whisper of wind voices in the wind-bent wheat.

Truman Capote, novelist

In the true Literary Man there is thus ever, acknowledged or not by the world, a sacredness: he is the light of the world; the world's Priest; -- guiding it, like a sacred Pillar of Fire, in its dark pilgrimage through the waste of Time.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

'Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough, Bamba was made King of Spain; and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

This is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper.

T. S. Eliot, poet

Yet ah! why should they know their fate?Since sorrow never comes too late,And happiness too swiftly flies.Thought would destroy their paradise.No more; where ignorance is bliss,'Tis folly to be wise.

Thomas Gray, poet

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