There is nothing more atrociously cruel than an adored child.
More Quotes from Vladimir Nabokov:If he was silent I could be silent too. Indeed, I could very well do with a little rest in this subdued, frightened-to-death rocking chair, before I drove to wherever the beast's lair was - and then pulled the pistol's foreskin back, and then enjoyed the orgasm of the crushed trigger.
Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm is the norm.
She was only the faint violet whiff and dead leaf echo of the nymphet I had rolled myself upon with such cries in the past; an echo on the brink of a russet ravine, with a far wood under a white sky, and brown leaves choking the brook, and one last cricket in the crisp weeds.
A change of environment is the traditional fallacy upon which doomed loves, and lungs, rely.
Solitude is the playfield of Satan.
Oh, do not scowl at me, reader, I do not intend to convey the impression that I did not manage to be happy.
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The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
You understand, of course, that I can only get you access.
Edward Bennett Williams
I'm not interested in forcing my music on people, and that's what the whole music industry nowadays is based on is forcing stations to play it, forcing people to listen to it.