Vladimir Nabokov

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Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.More Vladimir Nabokov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.More Vladimir Nabokov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.More Vladimir Nabokov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.More Vladimir Nabokov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.More Vladimir Nabokov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.More Vladimir Nabokov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.More Vladimir Nabokov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I confess, I do not believe in time.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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 knownMore Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual, and only the individual reader is important to me.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even
greater one.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Solitude is the playfield of Satan. - Pale Fire, 1962.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is. - Strong Opinions.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Solitude was corrupting me.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't touch me; I'll die if you touch me.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have rewritten — often several times — every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.More Vladimir Nabokov [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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