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So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term, like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for their entire literary environment and subject matter. (Quote by - Donna Tartt)

First literature came to refer only to itself, the literary theory. (Quote by - Mason Cooley)

The Bible was written in several languages, embraces many literary forms, and reflects cultures very different from our own. These are important considerations for properly understanding the Bible in its context. (Quote by - Troy Perry)

I have been told by a member of the board of one of Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission of mine once caused a great deal of controversy. (Quote by - John Barton)

You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living. (Quote by - A. E. van Vogt)

I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation. (Quote by - Trevor Dunn)

I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it. (Quote by - Jim Jarmusch)

Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism. (Quote by - Audre Lorde)

This life's dim windows of the soul. Distorts the heavens from pole to pole. And leads you to believe a lie when you see with, not through, the eye. (Quote by - William Blake)

Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad, but I am anchored here in New York. I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here. (Quote by - Harold Brodkey)

I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself. (Quote by - Guillermo Cabrera Infante)

If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake. (Quote by - George Ripley)

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. (Quote by - Anais Nin)

I couldn't speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I'm regarded as one of their own in Japan. (Quote by - Kazuo Ishiguro)

I might have simply settled down into an armchair literary life. I really don't know exactly why I didn't. (Quote by - Edward Carpenter)

We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about. We could quote things, talk about books we'd read; you can say something, you don't have to explain it. (Quote by - Kevin Ayers)

I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form. (Quote by - Sue Grafton)

My literary success meant nothing to me. (Quote by - Taylor Caldwell)

But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is. (Quote by - Taylor Hackford)

A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two. (Quote by - Will Eisner)

The more melancholy side of my literary personality is much in tune with BS Johnson's. (Quote by - Jonathan Coe)

I get sent a lot of scripts which feature him as a kind of all-purpose Victorian literary character and really understand little, if anything, about him, his life or his books. (Quote by - Simon Callow)

Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20th and 21st century, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible. (Quote by - Joe Klein)

Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish. (Quote by - Dean Koontz)

I've been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager. There are always discoveries. You're sitting in your easy chair, reading; you realize you've read a story or a group of poems four times, and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer. (Quote by - Marilyn Hacker)

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