She was like Marat only with nobody to kill her.
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Beauty plus pity -- that is the closest we can get to a definition of art.
Life is short. From here to that old car you know so well there is a stretch of twenty, twenty-five paces. It is a very short walk. Make those twenty-five steps. Now. Right now. Come just as you are. And we shall live happily ever after.
Like so many ageing college people, Pnin had long ceased to notice the existence of students on the campus.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Words without experience are meaningless.
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I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively. I have an idea when I start, I have a shape; but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years.
V. S. Naipaul
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
I don't quite jump for joy, but I am awfully glad to see him.