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This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but hurled with great force. (Quote by - Jean Jacques Rousseau)

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep. (Quote by - Thomas Carruthers)

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. (Quote by - B.f. Skinner)

Literature is the question minus the answer. (Quote by - Roland Barthes)

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!A farewell, and then forever!Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,While the star of hope she leaves him?Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me. (Quote by - Robert Burns)

People do not deserve to have good writings; they are so pleased with bad. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

The great Cham of literature. (Quote by - Tobias George Smollett)

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. (Quote by - Robertson Davies)

You can't teach a hunter it's wrong to kill. (Quote by - Hari Dass Baba)

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. (Quote by - Jessamyn West)

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. (Quote by - Charles Simic)

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations. (Quote by - Montesquieu)

I am grieved that it should be said he is my brother, and take these courses. Well, as he brews, so shall he drink, for George again. Yet he shall hear on't, and tightly, too, an' I live, i'faith. (Quote by - Ben Johnson)

Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child. (Quote by - Anon.)

All literature is gossip. (Quote by - Truman Capote)

In literature as in love we are astounded by what is chosen by others. (Quote by - Andre Maurois)

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. (Quote by - Dalai Lama)

One learns little more about a man from his feats of literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal. (Quote by - Frank Moore Colby)

Yet ah! why should they know their fate?Since sorrow never comes too late,And happiness too swiftly flies.Thought would destroy their paradise.No more; where ignorance is bliss,'Tis folly to be wise. (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

If thou shouldst never see my face again,Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayerThan this world dreams of.(Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array. (Quote by - Jeremy Bentham)

Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation. (Quote by - Jacques Barzun)

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. (Quote by - Italo Calvino)

A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself. (Quote by - Walter Bagehot)


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