A Quote by Nelson Algren on challenge, conscience, humanity, and literature

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.

Nelson Algren (1909 - 1981)

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on family, friendship, literature, pleasure, and writing

The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and, lastly, the solid cash.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The Routledge Dictionary of Quotations

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on journalism and literature

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Marie-Antoine Caréme on cooking, good, harmony, intelligence, literature, and world

When we no longer have good cooking in the world, we will have no literature, nor high and sharp intelligence, nor friendly gathering, nor social harmony.

Marie-Antoine Careme

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on literature and questions

The answers you get from literature depend upon the questions you pose.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on literature

All is fish that comes to the literary net. Goethe puts his joys and sorrows into poems, I turn my adventures into bread and butter.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Jou.

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on darkness, failure, immortality, influence, literature, pain, sleep, sorrow, and tears

Wherever literature consoles sorrow or assuages pain; wherever it brings gladness to eyes which fail with wakefulness and tears, and ache for the dark house and the long sleep,-there is exhibited in its noblest form the immortal influence of Athens.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Mitford's History of Greece. 1824. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Lewis Thomas on change, evolution, individuality, literature, meditation, music, people, play, poetry, society, and understanding

We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.

Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)

Source: The Medusa and the Snail (1979)

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A Quote by Jules Renard on literature, people, and talent

Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.

Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)

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A Quote by Judith Crist on concern, entertainment, and literature

[Youngsters] are nurtured from infancy on a Dick-and-Jane literary and artistic level; and the cultural drought, as far as entertainment is concerned, sets in when they are between six and eight.

Judith Crist (1922 -)

Source: Forgotten Audience:American Children,1965; The Private Eye, Cowboy and Very Naked Girl, 1968.

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