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Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “I think she always nursed a small mad hope.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “It’s a pity one can’t imagine what one can’t compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Readers are not sheep, and not every pen tempts them.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Only one letter divides the comic from the cosmic.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “All great novels are great fairy tales.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “I know more than I can express in words, and the little I can express would not have been expressed, had I not known more.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Solitude is the playfield of Satan.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “I stood listening to that musical vibration from my lofty slope, to those flashes of separate cries with a kind of demure murmur for background, and then I knew that the hopelessly poignant thing was not Lolita’s absence from my side, but the absence of her voice from that concord.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “The more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish – but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Man exists only insofar as he is separated from his surroundings. The cranium is a space-traveler’s helmet. Stay inside or you perish.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Just like a man grieving because he has recently lost in his dreams some thing that he had never had in reality, or hoping that tomorrow he would dream that he found it again. That is how mathematics is created; it has its fatal flaw.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “I looked and looked at her, and I knew, as clearly as I know that I will die, that I loved her more than anything I had ever seen or imagined on earth. She was only the dead-leaf echo of the nymphet from long ago – but I loved her, this Lolita, pale and polluted and big with another man’s child. She could fade and wither – I didn’t care. I would still go mad with tenderness at the mere sight of her face.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Use unlikely materials. Who would choose Pnin as hero, but how did we live before Pnin?”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “The evening is the time to praise the day.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “And to fulfill the fish wish of the womb, A school of Freudians headed for the tomb.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “The pleasures of writing correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Suddenly for no earthly reason I felt immensely sorry for him and longed to say something real, something with wings and a heart, but the birds I wanted settled on my shoulders and head only later when I was alone and not in need of words.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Everything was too quiet to be natural. It seemed as if the silence was rising, rising – would suddenly brim over and break into laughter.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Genius still means to me, in my Russian fastidiousness and pride of phrase, a unique dazzling gift. The gift of James Joyce, and not the talent of Henry James.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Occasionally, in the middle of a conversation her name would be mentioned, and she would run down the steps of a chance sentence, without turning her head.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “All things considered, it had been his home, and the set of kindly, well-meaning, gentle-mannered people driven to death or exile for the sole crime of their existing, was the set to which he too belonged. His dark youthful broodings, the romantic – and let me add, somewhat artificial – passion for his mother’s land, could not, I am sure, exclude real affection for the country where he had been born and bred.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “There is only one school of literature – that of talent.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Although I could never get used to the constant state of anxiety in which the guilty, the great, and the tenderhearted live, I felt I was doing my best in the way of mimicry.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Oh, do not scowl at me, reader, I do not intend to convey the impression that I did not manage to be happy.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “All my life I have been a poor go-to-sleeper. No matter how great my weariness, the wrench of parting with consciousness is unspeakably repulsive to me.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “All religions are based on obsolete terminology.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “The future is but the obsolete in reverse.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “And blood-black nothingness began to spin. A system of cells interlinked, within cells interlinked, within cells interlinked within one stem. And dreadfully distinct against the dark, a tall white fountain played.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “My little cup brims with tiddles.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Humbert was perfectly capable of intercourse with Eve, but it was Lilith he longed for.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “And she was mine, she was mine, the key was in my fist, my fist was in my pocket, she was mine.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “We loved each other with a premature love, marked by a fierceness that so often destroys adult lives.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “I am thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art. And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Although I do not care for the slogan “art for art’s sake”, there can be no question that what makes a work of fiction safe from larvae and rust is not its social importance but its art, only its art.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Because you took advantage of my disadvantage.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “In this wrought-iron world of criss-cross cause and effect, could it be that the hidden throb I stole from them did not affect their future?”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “For I do not exist: there exist but the thousands of mirrors that reflect me.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “I dreamt of you last night – as if I was playing the piano and you were turning the pages for me.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Stirless, I stand at the window, and in the black bowl of the sky glows like a golden drop of honey the mellow moon.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Remembrance, like Rembrandt, is dark but festive. Remembered ones dress up for the occasion and sit still. Memory is a photo studio de luxe on an infinite Fifth Power Avenue.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “Oh, let me be mawkish for the nonce! I am so tired of being cynical.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “We hasten to alienate the very fates we intended to woo.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual, and only the individual reader is important to me. I don’t give a damn for the group, the community, the masses, and so forth.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “I looked and looked at her, and knew as clearly as I know I am to die, that I loved her more than anything I had ever seen or imagined on earth, or hoped for anywhere else.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quote: “There is nothing more atrociously cruel than an adored child.”
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