Vladimir Nabokov

Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.

Vladimir Nabokov

Most Shared Quotes

Khalil Gibran If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Will Rogers A fool and his money are soon elected.
Igor Stravinsky The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
Anjelica Huston I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor.
Thomas Paine To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
Martin Heidegger The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
Richard Le Gallienne It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction.
Charles Spurgeon We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.
Herbert Samuel It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.
Kate Clinton I try something new every night. It's an hour show if it works I maybe try it a few more times and then move that off and try something new. It's a great workshop for me.
Simon Wiesenthal Technology without hatred can be a blessing. Technology with hatred is always a disaster.
Mariel Hemingway For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life - and I do that through yoga and meditation. It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent.
Alexander Pope Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
Cathy Rigby Acting allows me the freedom to let go, to be in the moment, to be spontaneous. I no longer have the fear of losing, of failure.
Frank Luntz Politics is gut commercials are gut.
Herbert Croly Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith.
Thomas Paine War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
Sean Lennon The most important thing in my father's life? World peace. Me and my brother. My mom.
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe I did make some not-so-great relationship decisions when I was a lot younger. I do know that not all high school boys are great and wonderful and Prince Charming, and there are a few that are going to treat you that way.

Vladimir Nabokov

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