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Canadian Literature Quotes


"Literature usually begets literature." - Susan Sontag

"I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor's salary." - George Woodcock

"Literature bores me, especially great literature" - John Berryman

"Literature + Illness = Illness" - Roberto Bolano

"Literature is achieved anxiety." - Harold Bloom

"Remarks aren't literature." - Gertrude Stein

"All literature is protest." - Richard Wright

"Literature is eavesdropping." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My weapon is literature" - Chinua Achebe

"Remarks are not literature." - Gertrude Stein

"All literature is gossip." - Truman Capote

"All literature is political." - Levar Burton

"The central symbol for Canada-and this based on numerous instances of its occurrence in both English and French Canadian literature-is undoubtedly Survival, la Survivance." - Margaret Atwood

"Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable." - Gertrude Stein

"Fantasy is literature for teenagers." - Brian Aldiss

"All literature, is, finally autobiographical." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Without literature, life is hell." - Charles Bukowski

"Literature is about telling stories." - Amos Oz

"All the rest is literature." - Paul Verlaine

"Literature has always been allegorical." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Hemingway's remarks are not literature." - Gertrude Stein

"Literature has become my life." - Mikhail Bulgakov

"There is Ontario patriotism, Quebec patriotism, or Western patriotism; each based on the hope that it may swallow up the others, but there is no Canadian patriotism, and we can have no Canadian nation when we have no Canadian patriotism." - Henri Bourassa

"Horror fans are a particular breed. They analyze films with such detail and expertise that I am reminded of the Canadian literary critic Northrup Frye, who approached literature with similar archetypal analysis." - Roger Ebert

"A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe." - Pierre Berton

"I am not anti-American. But I am strongly pro-Canadian." - John G Diefenbaker

"[Science is] the literature of truth." - Josh Billings

"History without politics descends to mere Literature." - John Robert Seeley

"Perversity is the muse of modern literature." - Susan Sontag

"To study history is to study literature." - Robert Aris Willmott

"Literature is the memory of humanity." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"The great Cham of literature. (Samuel Johnson)" - Tobias Smollett

"Where would fashion be without literature?" - Diana Vreeland

"Life isn't simple. Literature shouldn't be either." - Mark Slouka

"Circumstances are the seeds of literature." - Salvador de Madariaga

"Puns are the highest form of literature." - Alfred Hitchcock

"Literature is the thought of thinking souls." - Thomas Carlyle

"Literature is painting, architecture, and music." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"Literature is the most beautiful of countries" - Jose Marti

"Libraries are the wardrobes of literature." - George Dyer

"A louse in the locks of literature." - Alfred Tennyson

"Literature is the magical meaning of life." - Ana Maria Matute

"All great art and literature is propaganda." - George Bernard Shaw

"A louse in the locks of literature." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"In literature imitations do not imitate." - Mark Twain

"Literature is the history of the soul." - Barry Hannah

"Literature is the garden of wisdom." - James Ellis

"Literature is all, or mostly, about sex." - Anthony Burgess

"Literature is the expression of society." - Charles Nodier

"literature is the last banquet between minds." - Edna O'Brien

"Literature is the immortality of speech." - August Wilhelm von Schlegel

"Drama - what literature does at night." - George Jean Nathan

"Literature must become party literature. Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat." - Vladimir Lenin

"The gods are fugitive guests of literature." - Roberto Calasso

"Literature is humanity talking to itself." - Norman Rush

"Literature exists because the world isn't enough." - Fernando Pessoa

"Freedom of speech doesn't guarantee great literature." - Pankaj Mishra

"Literature acknowledges that life is complicated." - Sjon

"Kids' literature now is dystopian, you know." - John Cameron Mitchell

"Proverbs are the literature of reason." - Proverbs

"That great Cham of literature, Samuel Johnson." - Tobias Smollett

"The crown of literature is poetry." - Matthew Arnold

"Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"In literature mere egotism is delightful." - Oscar Wilde

"And everything else is just literature" - Paul Verlaine

"There is nothing political about American literature." - Laura Bush

"Literature is not an instruction manual." - Charles Baxter

"Journalism is literature in a hurry." - Matthew Arnold

"Literature is the question minus the answer." - Roland Barthes

"The Bible is literature, not dogma." - George Santayana

"Smell is a word, perfume is literature." - Jean-Claude Ellena

"Romance is the poetry of literature." - Suzanne Curchod

"Tardiness in literature can make me nervous." - Manuel Puig

"Art and literature are my surrogate religions." - Peter Shaffer

"Literature is for the sake of humanity." - Cynthia Ozick

"American literature has always been immigrant." - Salman Rushdie

"I studied literature design and fashion design." - Danielle Steel

"Literature is analysis after the event." - Doris Lessing

"All good Literature rests primarily on insight." - George Henry Lewes

"The crown of literature is poetry." - W Somerset Maugham

"Literature is the orchestration of platitudes." - Thornton Wilder

"Bad literature is a form of treason." - Joseph Brodsky

"Today's literature: prescriptions written by patients." - Karl Kraus

"I'm a Canadian. I've always been a Canadian." - Michael Ignatieff

"Any literature, when it arrives at being good literature, transcends genre." - Vanna Bonta

"Reality is not an inspiration for literature. At its best, literature is an inspiration for reality." - Romain Gary

"We write from life and call it literature, and literature lives because we are in it." - F Sionil Jose

"Religion is only literature, but luckily literature is not only religion." - William C. Brown

"I think fantasy literature is the one true literature of hope and imagination." - Vera Nazarian

"Hindu religious literature, indeed all religious literature, is full of illustrations to prove the truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read" - Oscar Wilde

"I don't think any novelist should be concerned with literature...literature should be left to essayists." - Jacqueline Susann

"The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read." - Oscar Wilde

"If Quebecers want to keep the Canadian dollar, they'll keep it - and nobody can stop that, end of debate." - Jacques Parizeau

"I'm a first-generation Canadian." - Melanie Fiona

"We were told, quite seriously, that there never would be a Canadian art because we had no art tradition." - Lawren Harris

"Canadian hockey fans... They boo me every time I go anywhere. Because I play for Team USA." - Brett Hull

"What was needed was a literary theory which, while preserving the formalist bent of New Criticism, its dogged attention to literature as aesthetic object rather than social practice, would make something a good deal more systematic and 'scientific' out of all this. The answer arrived in 1957, in the shape of the Canadian Northrop Fryes mighty 'totalization' of all literary genres, Anatomy of Criticism ." - Terry Eagleton

"All great popular literature today one day will be seen as great literature and will no longer be seen as popular literature." - Walter Mosley

"Leisure without literature is death and burial alive." - Seneca the Younger

"It is the life in literature that acts upon life." - J. G. Holland

"Culture is fundamental. Literature saves you. Cinema saves you." - Lea Seydoux

"The short story is the literature of the nomad." - John Cheever

"I hate stinks of modern literature." - Harold Pinter

"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it." - C S Lewis

"Science fiction is the very literature of change." - Frederik Pohl

"Literature is, in fact, the fruit of leisure." - Amelia B. Edwards

"All that is literature seeks to communicate power" - Thomas De Quincey

"Anything in literature, including memory, is second-hand," - Herta Muller

"Literature is the voice of the human heart." - Graham Swift

"There is no such thing as children's literature." - N. V. M. Gonzalez

"Mathematics is no more computation than typing is literature." - John Allen Paulos

"American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter" - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"Life should imitate romance literature far more often." - Charlaine Harris

"The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink." - T S Eliot

"Leisure without literature is death and burial alive." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Literature does' exactly have a strong mental-health track record." - Daniel Handler

"bad literature of the sort called amusing is spiritual gin." - George Eliot

"The literature of impotence is about to develop beyond measure." - Julien Torma

"There is no such thing as children's literature." - N. V. M. Gonzalez

"Literature is the opposite of a nuclear bomb." - Arundhati Roy

"Pornography is literature designed to be read with one hand." - Angela Lambert

"Critics are those who have failed in literature and art." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Often with good sentiments we produce bad literature." - Andre Gide

"Literature is doomed if liberty of thought perishes." - George Orwell

"In literature, you know only what you imagine" - Carlos Fuentes

"It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written." - Andre Gide

"Revolutions are not made with literature. Revolutions equal gunfire." - Francois Duvalier

"A foreign country can best be understood through its literature." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Taste is to literature what bon ton is in society." - Madame De Stael

"National literature begins with fables and ends with novels." - Joseph Joubert

"I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature" - Samuel Johnson

"Literature is inexhaustible, with every book a homage to infinity" - Bertrand Russell

"Literature, art, like civilization itself, are only accidents." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Literature is the best way to overcome death." - Ilan Stavans

"personally I don't trust literature that soothes people's consciences." - Antonio Tabucchi

"Literature tells very little to those who understand it." - Walter Benjamin

"Literature is a microscope; it shows us the unseen!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Few nations match our rich resource of literature." - Charles Clarke

"Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled." - Barbara Tuchman

"Advances in technology neither impede nor augment literature." - Cynthia Ozick

"Literature exists inside the language. It's made of words." - Amos Oz

"I start writing when I overcome my disgust with literature." - Danilo Kis

"Bruzundanga's literature is ruled by cute, rhyming and tasteless sonnets." - Lima Barreto

"I am the enfant terrible of literature and science." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"Clemens was sole, incomparable, the Lincoln of our literature." - William Dean Howells

"Literature,like memory,selects only the vivid patches." - T. E. Hulme

"Literature is about being a complex, contradictory human being." - Julia Alvarez

"Literature should stand by itself, of itself, and for itself." - Charles Dickens

"A critic is a louse in the locks of literature." - Alfred Tennyson



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