100 Literature Quotes And Sayings

Literature quotes are the perfect way to express your true feelings. Whether you're a bookworm or a person who doesn't read much, this is a great collection of literary quotes that will help you capture the essence of what you're feeling. Whether they're from famous authors or from people you've met in real life, these quotes will have a profound effect on how you think and feel about important topics.

Even if you are alone you wage war with yourself.
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Even if you are alone you wage war with yourself. Dejan Stojanovic
You not only are hunted by others, you unknowingly hunt...
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You not only are hunted by others, you unknowingly hunt yourself. Dejan Stojanovic
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From whichever side I start, I think I am in an old place where others have been before me. Dejan Stojanovic
A smiling lie is a whirlwind, easy to enter, but...
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A smiling lie is a whirlwind, easy to enter, but hard to escape. Dejan Stojanovic
The same word we love and hate, leaves in different...
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The same word we love and hate, leaves in different directions, taking different paths. Dejan Stojanovic
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It’s not easy to write a poem about a poem. Dejan Stojanovic
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For a game, you don’t need a teacher. Dejan Stojanovic
Different languages, the same thoughts; servant to thoughts and their...
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Different languages, the same thoughts; servant to thoughts and their masters. Dejan Stojanovic
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I ran across an excerpt today (in English translation) of some dialogue/narration from the modern popular writer, Paulo Coelho in his book: Aleph.(Note: bracketed text is mine.).. 'I spoke to three scholars, ' [the character says 'at last.']. .two of them said that, after death, the [sic (misprint, fault of the publisher)] just go to Paradise. The third one, though, told me to consult some verses from the Koran. [end quote]'. .I can see that he's excited. [narrator]'. .Now I have many positive things to say about Coelho: He is respectable, inspiring as a man, a truth-seeker, and an appealing writer; but one should hesitate to call him a 'literary' writer based on this quote. A 'literary' author knows that a character's excitement should be 'shown' in his or her dialogue and not in the narrator's commentary on it. Advice for Coelho: Remove the 'I can see that he's excited' sentence and show his excitement in the phrasing of his quote.( Now, in defense of Coelho, I am firmly of the opinion, having myself written plenty of prose that is flawed, that a novelist should be forgiven for slipping here and there.) Lastly, it appears that a belief in reincarnation is of great interest to Mr. Coelho. . Just think! He is a man who has achieved, (as Leonard Cohen would call it), 'a remote human possibility.' He has won lots of fame and tons of money. And yet, how his preoccupation with reincarnation–none other than an interest in being born again as somebody else–suggests that he is not happy!. Roman Payne
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Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art–a euphemism–tamed wilderness. Dejan Stojanovic
In the essence of truth lies deceit.
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In the essence of truth lies deceit. Dejan Stojanovic
In a myriad of ways you tell one truth.
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In a myriad of ways you tell one truth. Dejan Stojanovic
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Deliver thunder, GodIf you choose not to talk. Dejan Stojanovic
I imagined I was God for a millisecond And became...
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I imagined I was God for a millisecond And became speechless for a long time. Dejan Stojanovic
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God is a cloud from which rain fell. Dejan Stojanovic
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Devil and God — two sides of the same face. Dejan Stojanovic
Cosmos is God, who whispered the syllable of life.
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Cosmos is God, who whispered the syllable of life. Dejan Stojanovic
God is busy and has no time for you.
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God is busy and has no time for you. Dejan Stojanovic
New Rome will be destroyed By the attacks of new...
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New Rome will be destroyed By the attacks of new vandals. God always remains silent. Dejan Stojanovic
When following God, Zero we never find.
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When following God, Zero we never find. Dejan Stojanovic
To hide feelings when you are near crying is the...
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To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity. Dejan Stojanovic
It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful...
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It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it. Dejan Stojanovic
Wherever I go, I meet myself.
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Wherever I go, I meet myself. Dejan Stojanovic
I visited many places, Some of them quite Exotic and...
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I visited many places, Some of them quite Exotic and far away, But I always returned to myself. Dejan Stojanovic
Use the wings of the flying Universe, Dream with open...
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Use the wings of the flying Universe, Dream with open eyes; See in darkness. Dejan Stojanovic
There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from...
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There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky. Dejan Stojanovic
I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on...
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I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides. Dejan Stojanovic
The most complicated skill is to be simple.
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The most complicated skill is to be simple. Dejan Stojanovic
Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all...
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Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all the sounds, All the words, all the languages, All knowledge, all memory. Dejan Stojanovic
To risk life to save a smile on a face...
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To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry. Dejan Stojanovic
There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and...
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There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and a violin. Dejan Stojanovic
Words rich in meaning can be cheap in sound effects.
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Words rich in meaning can be cheap in sound effects. Dejan Stojanovic
Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces...
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Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift. Dejan Stojanovic
Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds.
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Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds. Dejan Stojanovic
To come to nothing through something is the way to...
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To come to nothing through something is the way to outside from both sides. Dejan Stojanovic
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Everything that looks too perfect is too perfect to be perfect. Dejan Stojanovic
He knows he will be born again, And start fresh...
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He knows he will be born again, And start fresh anew. Dejan Stojanovic
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He had an answer to almost everything and he retired at an early age. Dejan Stojanovic
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We don’t know anything about silent sages, buried knowledge, the eye of the mute poet, serene seers, yet how many talkative destroyers, prophets and ideologues, teachers and beautifiers there are on the other side. Dejan Stojanovic
The night is still waiting.
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The night is still waiting. Dejan Stojanovic
Dream by making and make by dreaming.
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Dream by making and make by dreaming. Dejan Stojanovic
Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to...
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Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honorable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space. Dejan Stojanovic
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Some stories always remain incomplete, until you do not read them complete with heart <3 Unknown
To sense the peace of extinguished passion Happiness in not...
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To sense the peace of extinguished passion Happiness in not knowing the ultimate knowledge Dejan Stojanovic
Hope without love is hopeless.
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Hope without love is hopeless. Dejan Stojanovic
Time in the most powerful thing. Not money, not power,...
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Time in the most powerful thing. Not money, not power, not hope. A person can have everything theydesire but without time they are, all useless. Akash Lakhotia
When the star dies, Its eye closes; tired of watching,...
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When the star dies, Its eye closes; tired of watching, It flies back to its first bright dream. Dejan Stojanovic
If birth is a manifestation of life, death is another.
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If birth is a manifestation of life, death is another. Dejan Stojanovic
Life into death– Life’s other shape, No rupture, Only crossing.
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Life into death– Life’s other shape, No rupture, Only crossing. Dejan Stojanovic
Every thought about death takes a moment of life away.
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Every thought about death takes a moment of life away. Dejan Stojanovic
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Post-structuralism is a reaction to structuralism and works against seeing language as a stable, closed system. It is a shift from seeing the poem or novel as a closed entity, equipped with definite meanings which it is the critic's task to decipher, to seeing literature as irreducibly plural, an endless play of signifiers which can never be finally nailed down to a single center, essence, or meaning. Jan Rybicki, 2003 . E. Smith Sleigh
She might not have read many books. But when she...
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She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages. Kamand Kojouri
We must bringour own lightto thedarkness.
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We must bringour own lightto thedarkness. Charles Bukowski
To the knights of faith nobody believes.
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To the knights of faith nobody believes. Dejan Stojanovic
I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with...
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I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with those that even zero doesn’t accept? Dejan Stojanovic
A word only writes Its night and rides Its dream.
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A word only writes Its night and rides Its dream. Dejan Stojanovic
I wanted to write the most beautiful poem but that...
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I wanted to write the most beautiful poem but that is impossible the world has written its own. Dejan Stojanovic
To write good poems is the secret of brevity.
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To write good poems is the secret of brevity. Dejan Stojanovic
If we were to understand how important it is to...
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If we were to understand how important it is to say something and say it well, maybe we wouldn’t write a single word, but that would be tragic. Dejan Stojanovic
There can be no forced inspiration.
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There can be no forced inspiration. Dejan Stojanovic
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You don’t know anything, but I know even less. Dejan Stojanovic
Total knowledge is annihilation Of the desire to see, to...
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Total knowledge is annihilation Of the desire to see, to touch, to feel The world sensed only through senses And immune to the knowledge without feeling. Dejan Stojanovic
Omnipotence and omniscience are the end of power and knowledge.
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Omnipotence and omniscience are the end of power and knowledge. Dejan Stojanovic
A library is more precious than a bank.
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A library is more precious than a bank. Abhijit Naskar
Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success We forget...
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Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success We forget the easiness of free beauty Lying sad right around the corner, Only an instant removed, Unnoticed and squandered. Dejan Stojanovic
You mark and celebrate errors, transforming failures into successes.
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You mark and celebrate errors, transforming failures into successes. Dejan Stojanovic
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English is the language through which I reach hearts from various corners of the world. English is the language through which I flirt with my species. English is the language through which I make my species think. Abhijit Naskar
Never fade into your life, Never stop imagining, Never give...
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Never fade into your life, Never stop imagining, Never give up on your dreams, You only fail, when you think you have failed. Akash Lakhotia
Never stop dreaming, Never get satisfied, Make you goals bigger,...
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Never stop dreaming, Never get satisfied, Make you goals bigger, every-time you reach them. Be more then you were, every day. Akash Lakhotia
Accidents are not accidents but precise arrivals at the wrong...
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Accidents are not accidents but precise arrivals at the wrong right time. Dejan Stojanovic
Without space, there is no time.
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Without space, there is no time. Dejan Stojanovic
He did not waste time in a vain search for...
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He did not waste time in a vain search for a place in history. Dejan Stojanovic
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There is only as much space, only as much time, Only as much desire, only as many words, Only as many pages, only as much ink To accept all of us at light-speed Hurrying into the Promised Land Of oblivion that is waiting for us sooner or later. Dejan Stojanovic
It is vain futility to analyze the algebra of time.
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It is vain futility to analyze the algebra of time. Dejan Stojanovic
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It is futile to spend time telling stories about the fleetness of each day. Dejan Stojanovic
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Literature supplements the lives of people and enables us to feel connected with the world. Shared stories blunt a sense of tragic aloneness, and endow us with the tools to understand our humanness. Reading about the lives of other people acquaints us with the hardships of other people. The authorial voices of narrative prose express our shared feelings of deprivation Kilroy J. Oldster
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Books should not be loved selfishly. Neither books nor anything else, in fact. MarieSabine Roger
Poetry empowers the simplest of lives to confront the most...
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Poetry empowers the simplest of lives to confront the most extreme sorrows with courage, and motivates the mightiest of offices to humbly heed lessons in compassion. Aberjhani
Pose your questions to people and you will get countless...
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Pose your questions to people and you will get countless useless answers. Dejan Stojanovic
All people are enslaved by something.
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All people are enslaved by something. Dejan Stojanovic
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Some people complain there are too many people on earth, Some people complain about secret societies, Some people accuse others of not being able to wake up early. Almost all people complain about something. Dejan Stojanovic
Dreams are our only geography–our native land.
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Dreams are our only geography–our native land. Dejan Stojanovic
A hidden spark of the dream sleeps In the forest...
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A hidden spark of the dream sleeps In the forest and waits In the celestial spheres of the brain. Dejan Stojanovic
Two forces create eternity — a fairy tale and a...
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Two forces create eternity — a fairy tale and a dream from the fairy tale. Dejan Stojanovic
أَعÙÅشُ عَلÙ‰ فُتاتِ أَحْلامٍI live on remnants of dreams
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أَعÙÅشُ عَلÙ‰ فُتاتِ أَحْلامٍI live on remnants of dreams Khaled Ibrahim
A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations...
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A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations of lost dreams. Dejan Stojanovic
Into the day as by dream I swim To the...
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Into the day as by dream I swim To the music of nourished meaning. Dejan Stojanovic
You ask how it is possible to be your own...
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You ask how it is possible to be your own father and son. You should seek answers, although it is better to anticipate some, to be the light and dream. Dejan Stojanovic
Nothing is made, nothing disappears. The same changes, at the...
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Nothing is made, nothing disappears. The same changes, at the same places, never stopping. Dejan Stojanovic
It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even...
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It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them. Dejan Stojanovic
There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect:...
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There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection. Dejan Stojanovic
Beauty is a cheap word, but beauty remains priceless.
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Beauty is a cheap word, but beauty remains priceless. Dejan Stojanovic
Art is apotheosis; often, the complaint of beauty.
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Art is apotheosis; often, the complaint of beauty. Dejan Stojanovic
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Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line. Dejan Stojanovic
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In trying to be perfect, He perfected the art of anonymity, Became imperceptible And arrived nowhere from nowhere. Dejan Stojanovic
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We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery. Dejan Stojanovic
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Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art. Dejan Stojanovic
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There is no revelation in my words. I am merely stating what others have forgotten to write down. Kamand Kojouri
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Literature is map of humanity, the documenter of civilization. Books introduce us to the landscape of the greatest minds of every century. Kilroy J. Oldster
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School children, who have enjoyed reading a romance or a detective thriller or a novel about terror and conquest, make the invariable mistake of studying literature in the college. They make the mistake of learning theory in place of art; they acquire impediments in their own enjoyment of the books by allowing a set of theories to govern their own reading. Anuradha Bhattacharyya