Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.
Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal...
It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an...
Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the...
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be...
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
Caress the detail, the divine detail.
There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be...
All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain...
No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
Solitude is the play field of Satan
There is only one school of literature - that of talent.
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something...
Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order...