The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order...
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to...
It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but...
The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.
A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to...
Solitude is the play field of Satan
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
Caress the detail, the divine detail.
Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be...
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow
No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even...
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels...
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.
I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons...
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an...