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Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
View quotes by Robertson Davies

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least.
View quotes by Horace

Criticism even should not be without its charms. When quite devoid of all amenities, it is no longer literary
View quotes by Joseph Joubert

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act coloured.
View quotes by Arna Bontemps

Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent.
View quotes by Frank Sinatra

A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form.
View quotes by Will Eisner

A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull.
View quotes by Louis Auchincloss

Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
View quotes by Arthur Miller

In all ages of the world, priests have been enemies of libery (Essays, Moral, Political and Literary)
View quotes by David Hume

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
View quotes by Anais Nin

Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. (Essays, Moral, Political and Literary)
View quotes by David Hume

The literary gift is a mere accident - is as often bestowed on idiots who have nothing to say worth hearing as it is denied to strenuous sages.
View quotes by Max Beerbohm

The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man.
View quotes by Hilaire Belloc

People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading out across the full range of formal interactions - or what is called the 'text' in literary terms.
View quotes by Tony Conrad

England has the most sordid literary scene I've ever seen. They all meet in the same pub. This guy's writing a foreword for this person. They all have to give radio programs, they have to do all this just in order to scrape by. They're all scratching each other's backs.
View quotes by William S Burroughs

There is something about the literary life that repels me, all this desperate building of castles on cobwebs, the long drawn acrimonious struggle to make something important which we all know will be gone forever in a few years, the miasma of failure which is to me almost as offensive as the cheap gaudiness of popular success.
View quotes by Raymond Chandler



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