111 Best Literary Quotes And Sayings

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They often tell the truth, or at least they’re truthful in their intentions. Here are some of the most influential quotes about literature.

When a Wanderess has been caged, or perched with her...
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When a Wanderess has been caged, or perched with her wings clipped, She lives like a Stoic, She lives most heroic, smiling with ruby, moistened lips once her cup of Death is welcome sipped. Roman Payne
A woman must prefer her liberty over a man. To...
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A woman must prefer her liberty over a man. To be happy, she must. A man to be happy, however, must yearn for his woman more than his liberty. This is the rightful order. Roman Payne
When no possessions keep us, when no countries contain us,...
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When no possessions keep us, when no countries contain us, and no time detains us, man becomes a heroic wanderer, and woman, a wanderess. Roman Payne
What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by...
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What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course. Roman Payne
Love enters later in life through the cracks left by...
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Love enters later in life through the cracks left by the first heartbreak. D. Biswas
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Phaedra keeps saying she's being selfish. That she hates herself for it, but she does it anyway. She can't deny herself what she wants, even if it brings about her downfall and his." "And have you learned anything from our literary parallel?" "Not really, I keep thinking that she would do it all over again if there were a chance..a chance that it could go right. Even if 99 times out of a 100 the story ends badly, it's worth it if only once she gets a happy ending. . Cora Carmack
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Who’s to say what a ‘literary life’ is? As long as you are writing often, and writing well, you don’t need to be hanging-out in libraries all the time. Nightclubs are great literary research centers. So is Ibiza! Roman Payne
What is more precious: a thousand answers derived from one...
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What is more precious: a thousand answers derived from one question? Or, one answer…from a thousand questions? G.F. Smith
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Scent is such a powerful tool of attraction, that if a woman has this tool perfectly tuned, she needs no other. I will forgive her a large nose, a cleft lip, even crossed-eyes; and I’ll bathe in the jouissance of her intoxicating odour. Roman Payne
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I’d loved women who were old and who were young; those extra kilos and large rumps, and others so thin there was barely even skin to pinch, and every time I held them, I worried I would snap them in two. But for all of these: where they had merited my love was in their delicious smell. Scent is such a powerful tool of attraction, that if a woman has this tool perfectly tuned, she needs no other. I will forgive her a large nose, a cleft lip, even crossed-eyes; and I’ll bathe in the jouissance of her intoxicating odour. . Roman Payne
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Nobody ever wanted to go to war, but if a war came your way, it might as well be the right war, about the most important things in the world, and you might as well, if you were going to fight it, be called "Rushdie, " and stand where your father had placed you, in the tradition of the grand Aristotelian, Averroës, Abul Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rushd. Salman Rushdie
Life will be empty without great stories to read.
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Life will be empty without great stories to read. Lailah Gifty Akita
I always say, 'Books beat boredom, ' said Amanda wisely.
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I always say, 'Books beat boredom, ' said Amanda wisely. Mo Willems
Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not...
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Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old. C.s. Lewis
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How easily such a thing can become a mania, how the most normal and sensible of women once this passion to be thin is upon them, can lose completely their sense of balance and proportion and spend years dealing with this madness. Kathryn Hurn
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Oh poor Octave, no luck at all, as usual, " said Madame Rocher, "he is still with his regiment, still only a captain. Of course, if it hadn't been for this wretched war, he would be at least a colonel by now. Nancy Mitford
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When a friend of Abigail and John Adams was killed at Bunker Hill, Abigail's response was to write a letter to her husband and include these words, "My bursting heart must find vent at my pen. David McCullough
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Because you live to love and love to live/ And because of what your heardrum will give/ Now we might love to live and live to love. Janet Goodfriend
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I know I will always be attracted to the unknown as it does often verify what I am or what else I could be. Hollace M. Metzger
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We are all born as storytellers. Our inner voice tells the first story we ever hear. Kamand Kojouri