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A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself. (Quote by - Don Marquis)

If you look at history you'll find that no state has been so plagued by its rulers as when power has fallen into the hands of some dabbler in philosophy or literary addict. (Quote by - Desiderius Erasmus)

I made a compact with myself that in my person literature should stand by itself, of itself, and for itself. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

Literature is a power to be possessed, not a body of objects to be studied. (Quote by - Anon.)

For the high achievers, studying gave them the pleasing, absorbing challenge o flow 40 percent of the hours they spent at it. But for low achievers, studying produced flow only 16 percent of the time; more often that not, it yielded anxiety, with the demands outreaching their abilities. (Quote by - Daniel Goleman)

Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst. (Quote by - Ford Madox Ford)

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

Education is the state-controlled manufacture of echoes. (Quote by - Alexandre Dumas Fils)

Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth. (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'd;And the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still! - Destruction of Sennacherib, The. (Quote by - George Gordon Byron)

The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation. (Quote by - Aharon Appelfeld)

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose. (Quote by - Margaret Atwood)

Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration. (Quote by - James Connolly)

I dare say I am compelled, unconsciously compelled, now to write volume after volume, as in past years I was compelled to go to sea, voyage after voyage. Leaves must follow upon each other as leagues used to follow in the days gone by, on and on to the appointed end, which, being truth itself, is one -- one for all men and for all occupations. (Quote by - Joseph Conrad)

The fashion of liking Racine will pass away like that of coffee.(Quote by - Mme. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal de Sevigne)

Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. (Quote by - Georges Simenon)

As I was going up the stairI met a man who wasn't thereHe wasn't there again todayI wish, I wish he'd stay away. (Quote by - Hughes Mearns)

Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation. (Quote by - Robert Fitzgerald)

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation. (Quote by - Howard Crosby)

We cultivate literature on a little oat-meal. (Quote by - Sydney Smith)

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.(Quote by - Hindu Spiritual)

Literature is the thought of thinking Souls. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. (Quote by - John Cotton Dana)

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason. (Quote by - Andre Gide)

Here at lastWe shall be free;the Almighty hath not builtHere for his envy, will not drive us hence:Here we may reign secure, and in my choiceTo reign is worth ambition though in Hell:Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven. (Quote by - John Milton)

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