I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.
More Quotes from Vladimir Nabokov:She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms, she was always Lolita.
Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of one's stomach the separation from terra... these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known... this is the only thing I can say about the matter. The utilitarian results do not interest me.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
Like so many ageing college people, Pnin had long ceased to notice the existence of students on the campus.
It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
All the information I have about myself is from forged documents.
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It's part of the general global hypnotism to accept lies as the new truth.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?