literature

A Quote by George Finlayson on ethics, history, laws, literature, mankind, and study

Omit a few of the most abstruse sciences, and mankind's study of man occupies nearly the whole field of literature. The burden of history is what man has been; of law, what he does; of physiology, what he is; of ethics, what he ought to be; of revelation, what he shall be.

George Finlayson

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A Quote by George Eliot on literature

Excessive literary production is a social offense.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on books, imagination, and literature

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on language, literature, and meaning

Literature is language charged with meaning.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: ABC of Reading, 1934, ch. 2

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on literature

As for literature It gives no man a sinecure. And no one knows, at sight, a masterpiece. And give up verse, my boy, There's nothing in it.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. E.P. Ode pour l’élection de son sepulchre, 1920, IX

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on literature

Literature is news that stays news.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: ABC of Reading, 1934, ch. 2

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on books and literature

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

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A Quote by Ellen Glasgow on conscience, literature, loneliness, and world

No one in the modern world is more lonely than the writer with a literary conscience.

Ellen Glasgow (1874 - 1945)

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on literature and science

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Caxtonia, Hints on Mental Culture

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on force, literature, and science

In science, address the few, in literature the many. In science, the few must dictate opinion to the many; in literature, the many, sooner or later, force their judgement on the few.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Caxtonia, Readers and Writers

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