Like so many ageing college people, Pnin had long ceased to notice the existence of students on the campus.
More Quotes from Vladimir Nabokov:A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
Caress the detail, the divine detail.
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.
A toothache will cost a battle, a drizzle cancel an insurrection
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