literature

A Quote by Virginia M. Fellows on shakespeare, code, bacon, francis, cipher, riddle, plays, queen elizabeth, england, literature, detective, history, britain, royalty, king, poet, play, playwright, and mystery

Early in my research, that strange phenomenon which Carl Jung called synchronicity brought me in touch with the single most amazing Baconian artifact I could have imagined. Most readers are familiar with such surprising events. Suddenly out of nowhere, just at the right time and the right place, some essential object or information will appear, as though a genie had been at work behind the scenes.

For me this surprise came in the shape of a strange wooden contraption known as a cipher wheel. On the printed pages affixed to it, in a most ingenious code is recorded the true story of Francis Bacon-an account actually and incredibly written by him in his own words. It is a story that changes the current concept of English history. No longer was guesswork necessary. Now the task was to fit the details of Bacon's life, as the cipher gives it, into accepted records of history.

The Shakespeare Code is my attempt to do just that and to explain what the cipher wheel is and why Bacon felt the need to create the ciphers. It is a poignant and tragic tale-but one that ends on an unexpected note of triumph. It is a story that is crying out to be told.

Virginia Fellows

Source: The Shakespeare Code, Pages: 384

Contributed by: Glowray

A Quote by William Shakespeare on literature

For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Contributed by: Jordan

A Quote by Witkacy on literature and writing

The one thing is fiction in a novel and the other thing is reality. With fiction you don't make a fuss - you can 'beat it' and there's never enough. At least in my opinion - cause there are people, who complain about style intensity in literature: they prefer cereals with milk than abyssinian bitches roasted alive on bringhausers and watered with ya-yoo juice.

Witkacy

Source: Narcotics

Contributed by: lu

A Quote by Don Marquis on censorship, literature, and freedom

"Censors are necessary, increasingly necessary, if America is to avoid having a vital literature."

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

Source: "Prefaces"

Contributed by: Robert

A Quote by Natalie Goldberg on writer, reader, awake, alive, and literature

A responsibility of literature is to make people awake, present, alive. If the writer wanders, then the reader, too, will wander.

Natalie Goldberg

Source: Writing Down the Bones, Pages: 55

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by William Orville Douglas on censorship and literature

Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.

William Orville Douglas (1898 - 1980)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Faulkner on acceptance, belief, compassion, courage, death, duty, endurance, glory, heart, honor, hope, immortality, literature, needs, newspapers, originality, past, pity, poets, pride, privilege, sacrifice, soul, spirit, and time

I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail. WILLIAM FAULKNER, address upon receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, Stockholm, Sweden, December 10, 1950. - Faulkner, Essays, Speeches & Public Letters, p. 120 (1951). This text is from Faulkner's original typescript; it was slightly revised from that which he delivered in Stockholm, and which was published in American newspapers at the time (p. 121).

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: the original draft of speech receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, Stockholm, 12/10/50

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Wendell Phillips on beauty, inventions, and literature

Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we are all wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form, we are borrowers.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: Lecture: The Lost Arts.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on literature

That complete statement which is literature.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Common Reader, 1925, How It Strikes a Contemporary

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on literature

There is no room for the impurities of literature in an essay.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Common Reader, 1925, The Modern Essay

Contributed by: Zaady

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