Literature Quotes

Literature is the denunciation of the times in which one lives.

Camilo Jose Cela

It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression

Alfred North Whitehead

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose

Margaret Atwood

Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.

Thornton Wilder

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.

Ezra Pound

Literature is the question minus the answer.

Roland Barthes

Literature is news that stays news.

Ezra Pound

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Oscar Wilde

A great literature is chiefly the product of inquiring minds in revolt against the immovable certainties of the nation.

H L Mencken

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments

Isaac Asimov

I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.

John Steinbeck

Romance is the poetry of literature.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Works of art and literature should promote humans to reflection. A revolutionary perspective should be evoked and a changing societal awakening formulated in the human mind mired in tradition, myth and many kinds of falsehoods. They demand a form of changing social awakening.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.

William M. Kucmierowski
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