The crown of literature is poetry.
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.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose
It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression
Literature is the denunciation of the times in which one lives.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once
Literature is a comprehensive essence of the intellectual life of a nation.
Literature is the thought of thinking Souls.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
The duty of literature is to note what counts, and to light up what is suited to the light. If it ceases to choose and to love, it becomes like a woman who gives herself without preference.
Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.
In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.
Literature is analysis after the event.
Literature is my utopia.
Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade: today it is the reverse.
Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition.
Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
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