Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of one's stomach the separation from terra... these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known... this is the only thing I can say about the matter. The utilitarian results do not interest me.
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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.
Like so many ageing college people, Pnin had long ceased to notice the existence of students on the campus.
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
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