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Quality Literature Quotes


"Quality requires your Presence." - Eckhart Tolle

"The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action." - Andre Godin

"Quality is always in style." - Robert Genn

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

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

"And everything else is just literature" - Paul Verlaine

"Literature usually begets literature." - Susan Sontag

"A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people, as no historical reconstruction can." - Edith Hamilton

"A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can." - Edith Hamilton

"I don't how I can describe the quality that is only found in art (be it music, literature, painting, or whatever), this quality, it's just there, and it endures." - Gerhard Richter

"All of us use art and literature as an escape from time to time, but if it's any good, it has a healing quality - a quality that enlarges our human spirits." - Katherine Paterson

"The supreme quality of leadership is integrity." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The most universal quality is diversity." - Michel De Montaigne

"In digital, you can maintain the quality." - Oliver Stone

"Microsoft, where quality is job 1.1." - Anonymous

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

"The best test of the quality of a civilization is the quality of its leisure." - Irwin Edman

"We must strike down the insidious lie that a book is the creation of an individual soul labouring in isolation. We must strike it down because it threatens the overall quality and breadth of American literature." - John Green

"In talking with scholars, I observe that they lost on ruder companions those years of boyhood which alone could give imaginative literature a religious and infinite quality in their esteem." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us [Americans] almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers." - Carson Mccullers

"It has always seemed to me a pity that the young people of our generation should grow up with such scant knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, its wealth and variety, its freshness and its imperishable quality." - James Loeb

"The elegance and the quality - the talent is always in the literature. I start with the word and I base everything on that. It doesn't make any difference to me." - Kate Mulgrew

"To subvert is not the aim of literature, its value lies in discovering and revealing what is rarely known, little known, thought to be known but in fact not very well known of the truth of the human world. It would seem that truth is the unassailable and most basic quality of literature." - Gao Xingjian

"What we hear is the quality of our listening." - Robert Fripp

"An award does not change the quality of a book." - Chris Van Allsburg

"Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising." - Milton S. Hershey

"Mr Thornton was a freelance trumpeter of the highest quality." - Alfred Denning, Baron Denning

"The first quality that is needed is audacity." - Winston Churchill

"Quality is not an act, it is a habit." - Aristotle

"Quality survives." - Leonard Maltin

"One must strike the right balance between speed and quality." - Clare Short

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

"I think the number of books published by Mr. Disney has nothing to do with whether or not he is bringing literature to children. That judgment has got to be based on quality rather than quantity. It's the same old problem that continually plagues American culture. I would rather have children playing their own games out of doors in the sunlight than getting the misrepresentation of literature as given by Walt Disney." - Frances Clarke Sayers

"Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends." - Alphonse De Lamartine

"In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature the oldest." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"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

"Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose." - Oscar Wilde

"Literature is my Utopia" - Helen Keller

"My weapon is literature" - Chinua Achebe

"Remarks are not literature." - Gertrude Stein

"All literature is gossip." - Truman Capote

"All literature is political." - Levar Burton

"Literature precedes genre." - Rick Moody

"Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and then you die" - Gary Hirshberg

"Our human landscape is overburdened with competitions and contests. Art need not be a contest. Art is a personal quest for quality. Quality is the forerunner of acceptance. Character is the forerunner of quality. Be your own discriminating connoisseur." - Robert Genn

"Although not of the quality of my later work, I feel there is some quality to it [my early work] in an art sense, and probably some additional quality in a biographical sense." - E. J. Hughes

"All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers." - Carson Mccullers

"Now, I can smile at the stock quality of these friends, these uniforms. these looking-glasses, these sharers. Each is a character lifted straight from literature and yet, life successfully aping art, they are alive, and fulfil their destinies - or act their parts - flawlessly." - Hal Porter

"Art is humanity's most essential, most universal language. It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works." - Ernest L. Boyer

"I suppose I've always been attracted to this sort of outsider in general - in literature, in music, politics, whatever - and to the person that is able to be relentlessly themselves. I don't think that I have that quality, that strength of mind." - Cillian Murphy

"If you look at the recent Nobel Prize winners, one couldn't say that the work didn't matter and the political commitment did. Who had ever heard of the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz? He is not politically involved. Octavio Paz is a great poet, also not politically involved. The Nobel Prize is for literature, for the quality of work over the years." - Nadine Gordimer

"At once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in Literature & which Shakespeare possessed so enormously-I mean Negative Capability, that is, when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason." - John Keats

"Literature, particularly fiction, is not the pure medium we sometimes assume it is. It is affected by things other than its own intrinsic quality; by a curiosity or lack of it about the people it deals with, their outlook, their way of life." - Vance Palmer

"it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason." - John Keats

"My dad's side of the family had lots of artists and musicians. There's an emotional, quite sentimental quality to Slavic culture. It's very open, it loves art, it loves music, it loves literature. It's very warm, it's very up, it's very down. I would celebrate that." - Nick Clegg

"The truth is that literature, particularly fiction, is not the pure medium we sometimes assume it to be. Response to it is affected by things other than its own intrinsic quality; by a curiosity or lack of it about the people it deals with, their outlook, their way of life." - Vance Palmer

"All prizes have a role, if they are run with integrity and with a clear focus on reading and quality writing. I don't think any of them is necessary, but they all play an incredibly important role in building a body of literature, in introducing new authors to new readers, and extending reading." - Kate Mosse

"The quality of your practice is ultimately measured by its effect on the quality of your life. In other words, mastery in yoga is mastery of life." - Rod Stryker

"Quality questions create a quality life." - Tony Robbins

"Life is a series of moments. The quality of attention and action that we bring to each moment determines the quality of our lives." - Dan Millman

"If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself." - Jim Rohn

"Writer's make national literature, while translators make universal literature." - Jose Saramago

"Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language." - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

"Literature is always what the dominant ideology recognizes as literature." - Simone De Beauvoir

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

"Christmas is a mood, a quality, a symbol. It is never merely a fact." - Howard Thurman

"You need to surround yourself with quality human beings that are intelligent and have a vision." - Vince Mcmahon

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other." - Brian Tracy

"What we do about our feelings determines the quality of our relationship with ourselves." - Cheri Huber

"Being a wine enthusiast means you care more about quality than quantity." - Jean-Claude Carriere

"The quality of your life is a function of who you go through life with." - Peter Diamandis

"The underlying aim of practice . .is to create certainty through the development of high-quality listening." - Howard Snell

"Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles." - Steve Jobs

"I think it's unethical to take money for poor quality performance." - Alvin Burger

"If there is no worker involvement, there is no quality system" - Lloyd Dobyns

"The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence." - Tom Landry

"Courage is the first spiritual quality that you need to have." - Paulo Coelho

"Quality thoughts will turn their back on you if you don't treat them with respect." - Dov Davidoff

"Humor is of a genial quality, and closely allied to pity." - Henry Giles

"Love is unconditional acceptance. That quality is also our essential nature, who we really are." - Peter Shepherd

"The results of quality work last longer than the shock of high prices." - Anonymous

"We have to bring in quality, to give us the quantity we need." - Billy Davies

"Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a quality that decides between success and failure." - Edsger Dijkstra

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." - Steve Jobs

"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others." - Aristotle

"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way." - Aristotle

"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I consider it top priority to improve water quality and increase water quantity in my community." - Joe Baca

"Quality is everyone's responsibility." - W Edwards Deming

"The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings." - Edsger Dijkstra

"I don't think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family." - Reba Mcentire

"The adventure evoked a quality of his character that he didn't know he possessed." - Joseph Campbell

"Conceptual art' is an oxymoron. Concepts are articulations of fact or supposition, not attributes of quality." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Quality is the Buddha." - Robert M Pirsig

"It's quantity, not quality." - Dean Ween

"Whenever you respect and admire a spiritual quality, it starts to grow in yourself." - Frederick Lenz

"When you love, you should always watch the quality of your love." - Frederick Lenz

"Economic prosperity and quality education for our children are inexorably linked." - Jon Huntsman Jr

"Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children." - Margaret Mead

"Fantasy is literature for teenagers." - Brian Aldiss

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

"Painting taught literature to describe." - Orhan Pamuk

"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

"Reverence is fatal to literature." - E M Forster

"Literature helps us transcend ourselves." - Mohsin Hamid

"Postmodernism cost literature its audience." - Scott Turow

"Literature has become my life." - Mikhail Bulgakov

"A great speech is literature." - Peggy Noonan

"There's something in human nature, the trying-to-get-on-with-it quality of people, the struggle to maintain or keep the show going can be exhausting. It just seems like that element of trying to move forward while things are breaking down... Obviously, it's always been the backdrop for a lot of great literature and great cinematic characters, but aside from that, I'm just drawn to it because that feels honest to me." - Greg Kinnear

"... success or failure, the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality. The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention." - Julia Cameron

"A high quality life starts with a high quality you!" - Cheryl Richardson

"To radiate any quality, that quality must be within yourself." - Emmet Fox

"A genuine quality of life comes from consistent, quality questions." - Tony Robbins

"Good quality is cheap; it's poor quality that is expensive." - Joe L. Griffith

"Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow" - Vince Lombardi

"Fortitude: That quality of mind which does not care what happens so long as it does not happen to us." - Elbert Hubbard

"The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory." - Aldo Gucci

"If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about reengineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity." - Bill Gates

"Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly." - Mark Mccormack

"But the quality of human beings is only one - and that is how much they love and forgive." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"A second quality of mature sirituality is kindness. It is based on a fundamental notion of self-acceptance...." - Jack Kornfield

"Endurance is the crowning quality..." - James Russell Lowell

"Grace is a feminine quality." - Rajneesh

"Make no compromise in quality." - Henry E. Steinway

"Never follow the crowd in what you do; the crowd has never produced anything of lasting quality, value or beauty." - Denis Waitley

"Quality brands never go bankrupt." - Richard Branson

"Quality starts in the boardroom." - W Edwards Deming

"The essential idea is that the quality of the result is continually at risk during the process of making." - David Pye

"Even if your company's financial condition can withstand the inefficiency of quality service, your brand likely wo'." - Jim Blasingame

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Steve Ross

"He who is and remains true to himself and to others has the most attractive quality of the greatest talent." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Improving the quality of life for people of this country is perhaps the most important duty of Government" - John Prescott

"Empathy may be the single most important quality that must be nurtured to give peace a fighting chance." - Arundhati Roy

"A book that bores me to tears is a book that neglects character building and quality of prose." - Kristin Cashore

"The quality of a restaurant's food is inversely proportioned to the amount of fun its staff seems to be having." - Dov Davidoff

"Quanity has it's own quality." - Joseph Stalin

"The key part of your brand is a quality product. Creating exceptional content is the number one thing." - Rufus Griscom

"Between two products equal in price, function and quality, the better looking will out sell the other." - Raymond Loewy

"Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere." - Conan O'Brien

"For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through." - Steve Jobs



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