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 are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be...
Genius is an African who dreams up snow
Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm...
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.
Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches...
I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.
It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but...
Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something...
The more gifted and talkative one's characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling...
I confess, I do not believe in time.
All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain...
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of...
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
Solitude is the play field of Satan
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal...
You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an...