Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.
Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received...
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of...
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something...
I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is...
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal...
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being...
No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches...
A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to...
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.
There is only one school of literature - that of talent.
It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in...
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.