Quotes tagged with literature (356 quotes found)

J.D. Salinger
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
Victor Hugo
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent
music  poetry  literature  # 299
Cassandra Clare
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
Terry Pratchett
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
Italo Calvino
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!
Charles Dickens
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
literature  # 1806
Jane Yolen
Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.
Charlotte Brontë
Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation."
G.K. Chesterton
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
books  literature  on-fiction  # 2796
Fernando Pessoa
Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
reading  literature  solitude  # 2889
Alfred Hitchcock
Puns are the highest form of literature.
humor  literature  funny  puns  # 2943
Kathy Acker
I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
understand  Means  literature  # 4757
George Ade
Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature.
literature  Attempt  Current  # 5847
Sherman Alexie
I thought I'd been condescended to as an Indian - that was nothing compared to the condescension for writing young adult literature.
literature  Adult  Indian  # 9499