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Quotations about Literature


Literature allows us to explore new worlds, experience different cultures, and delve into the minds of fascinating characters. From the epic tales of ancient Greece to the latest bestsellers, literature offers us a window into the human experience, showing us our own hopes, fears, and dreams.

But reading literature is not just about enlightenment, it can also be a lot of fun. Who doesn't love getting lost in a good book, feeling your heart race as the plot thickens and the tension builds? And let's not forget the joys of discovering a new author, a hidden gem that you can't wait to share with your friends. Of course, there are also the classics, those weighty tomes that we know we should read but are a little afraid to tackle. Don't worry, there's no shame in admitting that War and Peace is a bit intimidating. After all, it's not the size of the book that matters, it's the journey that it takes you on.

So, whether you're looking for adventure, enlightenment, or just a good laugh, literature has something for everyone.

quotations about literature

"Is Moby Dick the whale or the man?" Harold Ross (American journalist and editor, 1892-1951)

"A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one." Thomas Carlyle (Scottish historian and political philosopher, 1795-1881)

"From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it." Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"A classic is a book that everyone wants to have read, but nobody wants to read." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

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"Reading a classic is like *drinking a fine wine.*riding a roller coaster.*catching a salmon.* It's expensive, takes a long time to enjoy, and makes you feel fancy and sophisticated." Anon

If you don't like a classic, blame the author. It's not your fault they wrote something *boring.*in near-Latin.*for themselves.* Anon

"I'm not sure if I enjoy reading classics, or if I just enjoy telling people that I'm reading classics." Anon

A classic is a book that has survived the test of time, but not necessarily the test of *boredom.*frustration.*fire.* Anon

"If you want to impress me, don't show me your muscles, show me your bookshelf." Anon

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"I love the classics because they're like time machines. I can travel back in time and be bored just like people were centuries ago." Anon

"The difference between a classic and a bestseller is that a classic is something people keep reading, while a bestseller is something people keep buying and never read." Anon

"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." Italo Calvino (Italian writer, 1923-1985)

"I love reading the classics because it's like solving a mystery. You have to figure out what the author meant before you can understand anything." Anon

"Classics are like old friends. You may not see them often, but when you do, it's like no time has passed." Anon

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"Reading a classic is like going to the gym. It's painful at first, but the endorphins make it worth it." Anon

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"The great thing about reading a classic is that even if you don't understand it, you can pretend you do and sound really smart." Anon

"What is the use of a book", thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?" Lewis Carroll (English writer and logician, 1832-98)

"If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come." Raymond Chandler (American writer, 1888-1959)

"When I want to read a novel, I *write*buy*count from ten to* one." Benjamin Disraeli (British Tory statesman and novelist, 1804-81)

"What greater service could I have performed for German literature than that I didn't bother with it?" Frederick the Great (Prussian king, 1712-86)

"It's with *bad sentiments*a belly full of wine*a wicked imagination* that one makes good novels." Aldous Huxley (English novelist, 1894-1963)

"It takes a great deal of *history*luck*whiskey* to produce a little literature." Henry James (American novelist, 1843-1916)

"A beginning, a muddle, and an end." Philip Larkin (English poet, 1922-85) on the 'classic formula' for a novel

"Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round." David Lodge (English novelist, 1935-)

"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others." Andre Maurois (French writer, 1885-1967)

"Nearly all our best men are dead! Carlyle, Tennyson, Browning, George Eliot! – I'm not feeling very well myself." Punch (English humorous weekly periodical, 1841-1992)

"Literature's always a good card to play for Honours. It makes people think that Cabinet ministers are educated." Arnold Bennett (English novelist, 1867-1931)

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