Genius is an African who dreams up snow
Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something...
Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm...
Treading the soil of the moon, palpitating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of...
A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to...
Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal...
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be...
I confess, I do not believe in time.
There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches...
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
There is only one school of literature - that of talent.
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the...