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Letter "L" » Literature
«In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.»
«It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.»
«It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression»
«It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature»
«It is doubtful whether mankind are most indebted to those who like Bacon and Butler dig the gold from the mine of literature, or to those who, like Paley, purify it, stamp it, fix its real value, and give it currency and utility»
«In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny»
«In literature imitations do not imitate»
«In the infancy of society every author is necessarily a poet»
«I am the enfant terrible of literature and science»
«It wasn't until the Nobel Prize that they really thawed out. They couldn't understand my books, but they could understand $30,000.»