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Quotes regarding Literature


  • That doesn't matter. Don't you give up on this [library] card. Because books can be solid gold. Yeah, the great ones have gotten us through the nights for centuries. Just give a writer an hour to hook you and if he can't wish him the best of luck and find someone else.


  • [Literature is] an organised violence committed on ordinary speech.
  • From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend to read it.
  • Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
  • If my books had been any worse I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better I should not have come.
  • It's not that he 'bites off more than he can chew' but he chews more than he bites off.
  • Where were you fellows when the paper was blank?
    • Fred Allen, after writers had heavily edited his script
  • Why don't you write books people can read?
  • Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

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