literature

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on literature and reason

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by unknown on literature, names, seasons, time, and words

"In Western languages the names of the four seasons became complete only a few centuries ago. Words for winter and summer appear quite early but in English "spring" came to be used as the name of the season as late as the sixteenth century, and in German 'fruhjahr', "spring" appeared about the same time. Similarly, in India "hemanta(winter) and vasanta(spring)" appear in Sanskrit literature very early, while other seasonal terms come much later."

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Source: The Importance of Season Words

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A Quote by unknown on doubt, god, literature, prayer, and quality

I doubt if God's answer to a prayer is influenced by its literary quality.

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Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on authors, country, force, literature, and people

Quite a number of people also describe the German classical author, Shakespeare as belonging to the English literature, because - quite accidentally born at Stratford-on-Avon, he was forced by the authorities of that country to write in English.

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Source: 'Deutshcer Weckruf und Beobachter' 1940

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on literature and religion

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on literature and religion

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on hospitals, ideas, literature, people, and sanity

The idea that all the people locked up in mental hospitals are sane while all the people walking about are mad is merely a literary cliche, put about by people who should be locked up. I assure you there is not much in it. Taken as a whole, the sane are out there the sick are in here. For example you are in here because you have delusions that sane people are put in mental hospitals.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on absence, architecture, clarity, garden, literature, music, painting, paradise, poetry, religion, soul, and world

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life, 1996, p. 101

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on literature and society

To take Macaulay out of literature and society and put him in the House of Commons, is like taking the chief physician out of London during a pestilence.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 265.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on literature

We cultivate literature on a little oatmeal.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 23.

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