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Positive Quotes about Literature

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The Bible is literature, not dogma.
- George Santayana

Related topics: Religion

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

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The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature.
- Sol LeWitt

I can say without affectation that I belong to the
Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature.
I got my education there, and it will last forever.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

In all highly civilised communities Pretence is prominent,
and sooner or later invades the regions of Literature.
- James Payn

 

I was trained in the '50s as a New Critic.
I remember what literature was like before the New Critics,
when people stood up and talked about Shelley's soul and such things.
- Clifford Geertz

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and
his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
- Boris Spassky

In French literature, you can choose a la carte;
in Spanish literature,
there is only the set meal.
- Jose Bergamin

Science and literature are not two things,
but two sides of one thing.
- Thomas Huxley

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

In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved,
indeed, many triumphs; but their great,
their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought.
- Lytton Strachey

A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction,
but so is analysis and having a sense of literature.
- Trevor Nunn

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.
- Belva Lockwood

Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my
countrymen comes natural to me;
and in the open field of invention I am not without
hopes of giving them pleasure.
- Thomas Edward Brown

The knowledge of languages was very useful.
I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature.
- Emma Bonino

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose:
to expose,
embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism.
It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.
- Ama Ata Aidoo

The concept of industry domination of regulatory agencies
was well known and documented in the literature by the 1960s.
- Nick Johnson

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

I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits,
and encourage young people to create their own art,
music, and literature.
- David Amram

Literature is at once the cause and the effect of social progress.
- George Henry Lewes

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature,
that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
- Thomas Carlyle

I've been as bad an influence on American literature
as anyone I can think of.
- Dashiell Hammett

I just happen to like the work.
I like preparing for a role.
I like reading.
I like analyzing.
I like literature.
I like emotions.
I like working with other actors.
- Elle Macpherson

It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Tardiness in literature can make me nervous.
- Manuel Puig

Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the
golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism.
- Josef Skvorecky

Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science.
- Thomas Huxley

All literature is political.
- LeVar Burton

I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert
in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature.
- Anne Stevenson

I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet,
but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
- Harold Bloom

We know too much, and are convinced of too little.
Our literature is a substitute for religion,
and so is our religion.
- T. S. Eliot

I don't think any novelist should be concerned with literature.
- Jacqueline Susann

I think Maus I is better than Maus II.
The standard here is whether or not it's as good as
a great book of prose literature and by that standard,
no, it's not that great.
- Ted Rall

The greatest advances of civilization,
whether in architecture or painting,
in science and literature,
in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
- Milton Friedman

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

The crown of literature is poetry.
- W. Somerset Maugham

When we were making the law, when we were writing the
literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of
Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual,
a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity,
and creative strength.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

In a very real sense, people who have read good literature
have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
- S. I. Hayakawa

It's interesting to note that all revolutionary literature was written by pastors.
These guys were involved in a revolution against the
mightiest power that the world had ever seen.
- Randall Terry

That helped me to keep in touch with myself and to
keep in touch with this really quite extraordinary
language and literature into which I had pushed a little way.
- Robert Fitzgerald

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

Literature delivers tidings of the world within and the world without.
- George Henry Lewes

As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese
literature as my life's work was probably a mistake.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Literature precedes genre.
- Rick Moody

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine.
My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the
scriptures and with rabbinic literature.
This is the way we live.
- Herman Wouk

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time,
and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.
- Gore Vidal

I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language,
as if movies were literature.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle,
without being at all acute; hence there is so much
humour and so little wit in their literature.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I attempt to write a good novel.
Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages,
not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.
- Elizabeth George

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.
- Francoise Sagan

Literature is news that stays news.
- Ezra Pound

I began as a boy with artistic talent...
as a visual artist...
I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens
drifted into reading serious literature.
- Russell Banks

I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in
literature and a royalist in politics.
- T. S. Eliot

Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work.
The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
- Phillips Brooks

All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool.
The reader will like the book to the degree that he
agrees with the writer about what's cool.
- Steven Brust

Poetry, it is often said and loudly so,
is life's true mirror.
But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
- Franz Grillparzer

I studied English literature; I took 2 independent religion classes,
but I wasn't a religion major really.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

Take the time to discover how African-Americans have
had a great impact on this country.
In science, education, literature, art,
and politics.
- Lynn Swann

And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out,
a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons,
which is neither entertaining nor great literature.
- Jerry Pournelle

Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature
as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the
great peoples of the earth.
- Edward Dahlberg

Literature...
is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
- Thomas Mann

Comics? Honestly, that's more a matter of nostalgia for me.
I think most of that energy has gone to my love of
literature and my love of film.
- Jonathan Lethem

There are three things men can do with women:
love them,
suffer for them, or turn them into literature.
- Stephen Stills

I studied literature design and fashion design.
- Danielle Steel

I've been missing Japanese literature so much of late.
- Utada Hikaru

For years, I had heard about the lack of interest in literature in the U.S.
and I had complained about it.
I failed to understand how people could fail to be moved by art.
- Rita Dove

In fact I enjoyed every minute of my life at King's,
especially the discovery of French and German literature.
- Patrick White

SF is the literature of the theoretically possible,
and F is the literature of the impossible.
- Piers Anthony


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