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August Wilhelm von Schlegel Quotes

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Literature is the immortality of speech.
- August Wilhelm von Schlegel

In actual life, every great enterprise begins with
and takes its first forward step in faith.
- August Wilhelm von Schlegel

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

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

 

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

The Bible is literature, not dogma.
- George Santayana

In science, read, by preference, the newest works;
in literature,
the oldest.
The classic literature is always modern.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

All literature is political.
- LeVar Burton

Personal experience is the basis of all real Literature.
- George Henry Lewes

How do you make any sense of history,
art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography
of your own culture and all the world's main religions?
- Polly Toynbee

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

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

There's all this stuff that is happening in Edinburgh now,
it's a sad attempt to create an Edinburgh society,
similar to a London society, a highbrow literature celebrity society.
- Irvine Welsh

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

The literature of women's lives is a tradition of escapees,
women who have lived to tell the tale.
- Phyllis Rose

Literature is about as unnecessarily necessarily as
tableware or ironed shirts.
- Peter Bichsel

The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern
tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive,
they took all the computers, all the literature,
and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.
- Sherman Austin

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

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
- Andre Maurois

The literature of the inner life is very largely a
record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Exciting literature after supper is not the best digestive.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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

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

Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature
than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
- Wallace Stevens

Literature does not exist in a vacuum.
Writers as such have a definite social function exactly
proportional to their ability as writers.
This is their main use.
- Ezra Pound

Hitchcock makes it very clear to us.
There's an objective and a subjective camera,
like there's a third- and a first-person narrator in literature.
- Manuel Puig

For me, literature is a complex game,
both mental and concrete, which is acted out in a physical manner on the page.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Hemingway's remarks are not literature.
- Gertrude Stein

The amateur is very rare in French literature -
as rare as he is common in our own.
- Lytton Strachey

It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings
have lately turned into a fad,
and are read by people who have neither the ability
nor the desire to absorb literature.
- Herman Hesse

Bad literature is a form of treason.
- Joseph Brodsky

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

I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature.
I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare.
- Ben Okri

Without literature my life would be miserable.
- Naguib Mahfouz

You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music,
culture, the two races, the literature,
and it's so rich.
- Robert Duvall

That a literature in our time is living is shown in
that way that it debates problems.
- Georg Brandes

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

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

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.
- Margaret Atwood

Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex,
is inconceivable.
- Gertrude Stein

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

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

I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe
in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor
any membership in literature.
- John Steinbeck

I didn't choose Russia but Russia chose me.
I had been fascinated from an early age by the culture,
the language, the literature and the history to the place.
- Helen Dunmore

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

I see journalists as the manual workers,
the laborers of the word.
Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
- Marguerite Duras

Violence commands both literature and life,
and violence is always crude and distorted.
- Ellen Glasgow

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols
to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly
distressing to a sober scientist.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

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

What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature? And us...
what good are we if we don't help as much as we can in that destruction?
- Julio Cortazar

There are those who believe we have need of more literature,
of a large international publishing house,
of a great peace newspaper, or the like.
I am rather skeptical about this idea.
- Fredrik Bajer

All modern American literature comes from one book
by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
- Ernest Hemingway

I didn't make any money from my writing until much later.
I published about 80 stories for nothing.
I spent on literature.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded
starting point for literature.
- Gao Xingjian

Again, both literature and philosophy work by appealing
to certain reigning idols.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
- Jean Cocteau

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake,
and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
- David Amram

But picketing - picketing for or against something,
and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions.
They have to be understood as indirect communication.
- Tony Conrad

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

There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings.
It's an important part of epic literature.
- Kevin J. Anderson

There is only one school of literature -
that of talent.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.
With both you are working with reality,
a material just as hard as wood.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

I gradually became persuaded that the subjects,
without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth
about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

It seems to me that an author who has determined very
new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
- Raymond Queneau

The proverbial philosophy of a people helps us to understand
more about them than any other kind of literature.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Literature is the question minus the answer.
- Roland Barthes


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