Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

American writer of Russian origin
- Might it console you to know that I expect nothing but torture from her return? That I regard you as a bird of paradise? She shook her head. - That my admiration for you is painfully strong? - I want Van – she cried – and not intangible admiration. - Intangible? You goose. You my gauge it, you may brush it once very lightly with the knuckles of you gloved hand. I said knuckles. I said once. That will do. I can't kiss you. Not even your burning face. Good-bye, pet. Tell Edmond to take a nap after he returns. I shaMore Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I receive a new novel from a hopeful publisher - "hoping that I like the book as much as he does" - I check first of all how much dialog there is, and if it looks too abundant or too sustained, I shut the book with a bang.More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are two kinds of visual memory: one when you skillfully recreate an image in the laboratory of your mind, with your eyes open (and then I see Annabel in such general terms as: "honey-colored skin," "thin arms," "brown bobbed hair," "long lashes," "big bright mouth"); and the other when you instantly evoke, with shut eyes, on the dark innerside of your eyelids, the objective, absolutely optical replica of a beloved face, a little ghost in natural colors (and this is how I see Lolita).More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You lose your immortality when you lose your memory.More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow.More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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