Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

American writer of Russian origin
We loved each other with a premature love, marked by a fierceness that so often destroys adult lives.More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are gentle souls who would pronounce Lolita meaningless because it does not teach them anything. I am neither a reader nor a writer of didactic fiction...For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm.More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man exists only insofar as he is separated from his surroundings. The cranium is a space-traveler's helmet. Stay inside or you perish.More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle...More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Direct interference in a person's life does not enter our scope of activity, nor, on the other, tralatitiously speaking, hand, is his destiny a chain of predeterminate links: some 'future' events may be linked to others, O.K., but all are chimeric, and every cause-and-effect sequence is always a hit-and-miss affair, even if the lunette has actually closed around your neck, and the cretinous crowd holds its breath.More Vladimir Nabokov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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