Literature Quotes


Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn`t.

Mark Twain

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No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

Robert Frost


You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

Ray Bradbury


There are lots of things in life that are like riding a bike, but writing short stories isn't one of them. You can forget how.

Stephen King


I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties.

Agatha Christie


Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald

If you can sing of nothing better
than your own joy or broken heart,
the world can do without your singing:
keep out, where you can have no part!

Sándor Petőfi


There are only about five really good stories, and writers just tell them over and over, with different characters.

Stephen King


If there is any one thing I love about writing more than the rest, it's that sudden flash of insight when you see how everything connects.

Stephen King


Children and lunatics cut what the poet patiently spends his life in trying to untie.

Jean Cocteau

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower, neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem says apart from the words of the poem.

Allen Tate


Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason.

Samuel Johnson

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.

Alexander Smith


Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.

Robinson Jeffers


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