Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
In literature and art memory is a synonyme for invention. It is the life-blood of imagination, which faints and dies when the veins are empty.
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent
to people who have none.
The crown of literature is poetry.
In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, musicthe world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
History without politics descends to mere Literature.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.
Literature is the immortality of speech
A great speech is literature.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
Romance is the poetry of literature.
A great literature is chiefly the product of inquiring minds in revolt against the immovable certainties of the nation.
The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
Literature is news that stays news.
Literature is the question minus the answer.
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.