Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
More Quotes from Vladimir Nabokov:Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac) and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as ''nymphets.''
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
The tiny madman in his padded cell.
Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.
Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed.
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