Knowing you'll have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.
More Quotes from Vladimir Nabokov:Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to their private parts
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.
Poor Knight he really had two periods, the first - a dull man writing broken English, the second - a broken man writing dull English.
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
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An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties.
I've heard all kinds of crazy rumors about myself. I've even heard that I'm pregnant! I've become real good about laughing things off - I figure I'd better get used to it.