The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
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...
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of...
Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm...
It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory,...
Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be...
The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something...
There is only one school of literature - that of talent.
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels...
I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.
A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to...
Caress the detail, the divine detail.
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but...