Treading the soil of the moon, palpitating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of one's stomach the separation from terra - these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known
Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order...
Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even...
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something...
It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of...
A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to...
The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.
No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal...
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to...
Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm...
I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels...
You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
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...
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an...
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.