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What passing bells for these who die as cattle?Only the monstrous anger of the guns.Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattleCan patter out their hasty orisons. (Quote by - Wilfred Owen)

The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another. (Quote by - Norman Douglas)

People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories. (Quote by - Chinua Achebe)

The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. (Quote by - Ernest Hemingway)

Five miles meandering with mazy motion, Through dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And sank the tumult to a lifeless ocean: And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far Ancestral voices prophesying war! (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. (Quote by - Bob Perelman)

And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Quote by - Isaiah)

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army. (Quote by - John Ashbery)

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

Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature. (Quote by - George Age)

I would live to study, and not study to live. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

I hold it true,what'er befall;I feel it, when I sorrow most;'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all.(Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

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

Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it. (Quote by - Tom Clancy)

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple. (Quote by - Amos Bronson Alcott)

The universe is made up of stories, not of atoms. (Quote by - Muriel Rukeyser)

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder. (Quote by - Joseph Joubert)

For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books. (Quote by - Herman Melville)

The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation. (Quote by - James Fenton)

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. (Quote by - Russell Green)

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

This book fills a much-needed gap. (Quote by - Oliver Herford)

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