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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. - Every Man In His Humor.

Ben Johnson Quotes

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But wherefore thou alone? Wherefore with theeCame not all hell broke loose? Is pain to themLess pain, less to be fled, or thou than theyLess hardy to endure? Courageous chief,The first in flight from pain, hadst thou allegedTo thy deserted host this cause of flight,Thou surely hadst not come sole fugitive. - Paradise Lost.

John Milton Quotes

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Here at lastWe shall be free;the Almighty hath not builtHere for his envy, will not drive us hence:Here we may reign secure, and in my choiceTo reign is worth ambition though in Hell:Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven. - Paradise Lost.

John Milton Quotes

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Beauty is but a flower,Which wrinkles will devour;Brightness falls from the air;Queens have died young and fair;Dust hath closed Helen's eye.I am sick, I must die;Lord have mercy on us. - Song in Time of Pestilence.

Thomas Nash Quotes

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'Humph!' grunted Mr. Romford, seeing his worst fears about to be realized. He had dreamt that he had timbled over a poodle in the drawing-room, and squirted a bottle of porter right into a lady's face. 'Who's goin' besides ourselves?' asked Romford, wishing to know the worst at once. 'Better be killed than frightened to death,' thought he. - Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds.

Robert Smith Surtees Quotes

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Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.

Cyril Connolly Quotes

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The walls are the publishers of the poor.

Eduardo Galeano Quotes

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Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.

Andre Gide Quotes

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In books, the proportion of exceptional to commonplace people is very high; in reality, very low.

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Literature is my utopia.

Helen Keller Quotes

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The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

Stephen Leacock Quotes

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Literature is mostly about sex and not much about having children; and life is the other way around.

David Lodge Quotes

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A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Don Marquis Quotes

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In literature as in love we are astounded by what is chosen by others.

Andre Maurois Quotes

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Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.

Ezra Pound Quotes

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Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse.

Joseph Roux Quotes

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The universe is made up of stories, not of atoms.

Muriel Rukeyser Quotes

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A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.

Stendhal Quotes

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Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of a man -- the biography of the man himself cannot be written.

Mark Twain Quotes

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Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Jessamyn West Quotes

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Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.

Thornton Wilder Quotes

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In the history of literature there are many great enduring works which were not published in the lifetimes of the authors. If the authors had not achieved self-affirmation while writing, how could they have continued to write? - Nobel Lecture 2000.

Gao Xingjian Quotes

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English literature is a kind of training in social ethics. English trains you to handle a body of information in a way that is conducive to action.

Marilyn Butler Quotes

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In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.

Northrop Frye Quotes

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