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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A literary movement consists of five or six people who live in the same town and hate each other cordially.
~ George Moore - [Literature]

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

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I am not a literary man. I am a man of science, and I am interested in that branch of Anthropology which deals with the history of human speech.
~ Jim Murray - [Literature]

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If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
~ Ezra Pound - [Literature]

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Learning why one great book is just like every other great book is the key to understanding literature
~ John Moschitta - [Literature]

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Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.
~ Iris Murdoch - [Literature]

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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 - [Literature]

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Literature is a defense against the attacks of life. It says to life: ''You can't deceive me. I know your habits, foresee and enjoy watching all your reactions, and steal your secret by involving you in cunning obstructions that halt your normal flow.''
~ Cesare Pavese - [Literature]

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Literature is news that stays news.
~ Ezra Pound - [Literature]

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Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
~ Octavio Paz - [Literature]

 

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