Vladimir Nabokov Quotes

Genius is an African who dreams up snow

Vladimir Nabokov

Solitude is the play field of Satan

Vladimir Nabokov

Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals.

Vladimir Nabokov

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

Vladimir Nabokov

Solitude is the playfield of Satan.

Vladimir Nabokov

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.

Vladimir Nabokov

There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.

Vladimir Nabokov

The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.

Vladimir Nabokov

In this lucid and flexible pattern only one thing remained always stationary, but this fallacy went unnoticed by Martha. The blind spot was the victim. The victim showed no signs of life before being deprived of it. If anything, the corpse which had to be moved and handled before burial seemed more active than its biological predecessor.

Vladimir Nabokov

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.

Vladimir Nabokov

I was less the keeper of a soccer goal than the keeper of a secret.

Vladimir Nabokov

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