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The great break of my literary career was going to law school. (Quote by - Scott Turow)

Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually to be a part of it is enormously flattering. (Quote by - Colin Firth)

Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison. (Quote by - Laura Hillenbrand)

The world gets older, without getting either better or worse and so does literature. But I do think that the drab current phenomenon that passes for literary studies in the university will finally provide its own corrective. (Quote by - Harold Bloom)

Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a mouse waltzes. (Quote by - E. B. White)

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books. (Quote by - Gaston Bachelard)

There might be a different model for a literary community that's quicker, more real-time, and involves more spontaneity. (Quote by - George Saunders)

When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers be specifically identified-only our student numbers appeared on the title page. I love that idea and still do. (Quote by - Jonathan Carroll )

When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together. (Quote by - Tom Glazer)

For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting. (Quote by - David Antin)

Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough, Bamba was made King of Spain; and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes. (Quote by - Miguel de Cervantes)

Each book, intuitively sensed and, in the case of fiction, intuitively worked out, stands on what has gone before, and grows out of it. I feel that at any stage of my literary career it could have been said that the last book contained all the others. (Quote by - V. S. Naipaul)

I read a book a day when I was a kid. My family was not literary; we did not have any books in the house. (Quote by - Amy Tan)

One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages. (Quote by - Naguib Mahfouz)

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life. (Quote by - John Cheever)

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. (Quote by - Anais Nin)

The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master. (Quote by - Henry James)

The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it's really the talk for those who have. (Quote by - Kathy Acker)

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political. (Quote by - Ignazio Silone)

And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out, a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons, which is neither entertaining nor great literature. (Quote by - Jerry Pournelle)

But it's not just a game of finding literary references. (Quote by - Dan Simmons)

When I put together a graphic novel, I don't think about literary prose. I think about storytelling. (Quote by - Ted Rall)

It took me fifty years to deal with the Holocaust at all. And I did it in a literary way. (Quote by - Leonard Baskin)

But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now. (Quote by - Rick Moody)

Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement, a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history. (Quote by - Howard Mumford Jones)


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