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The amateur is very rare in French literature - as rare as he is common in our own.
How far the existence of the Academy has influenced French literature, either for good or for evil, is an extremely dubious question.
The study of social progress is today not less needed in literature than is the analysis of the human heart.
Alfred de Vigny
What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.
Well, the oil, the oil spot, if you will, is a, is a term in counterinsurgency literature that connotes a peaceful area, secure area. So what you're trying to do is to always extend that, to push that out.
To those of you who study history, economics, sociology, literature and language I present the challenge of the utilization of the enormous resources in our grasp to the problem of creating a genuinely good life for yourselves and your children.
In an oppressive society the truth-telling nature of literature is of a different order, and sometimes valued more highly than other elements in a work of art.
Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
A. E. Housman
As an undergraduate I majored in British and American literature at Rice University.
Music enriches people's lives in the same way paintings and literature do. Everybody deserves that.
Literature isn't a moral beauty contest. Its power arises from the authority and audacity with which the impersonation is pulled off; the belief it inspires is what counts.
Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
Explain to me, please, why in our literature and art so often people absolutely incompetent in this field have the final word.
I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature.
Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
There is a wonderful Hungarian literature, especially in lyric poetry.
There's a long history of anthropomorphic animals in Japanese literature. The so-called 'funny animal scrolls' were the first narratives in Japanese history, and the heroes of many folk tales have animals as their companions.
I've always said that music is like literature.
I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature.
A great speech is literature.
That helped me to keep in touch with myself and to keep in touch with this really quite extraordinary language and literature into which I had pushed a little way.
All literature is political.
I studied English literature; I took 2 independent religion classes, but I wasn't a religion major really.
And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out, a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons, which is neither entertaining nor great literature.
There's certainly a large literature around baseball in the U.S.
I wrote one terrible manuscript after another for a decade and I guess they gradually got a little less terrible. But there were many, many unpublished short stories, abandoned screenplays and novels... a Library of Congress worth of awful literature.
I believe that the power of literature is stronger than the power of tyranny.
Again, both literature and philosophy work by appealing to certain reigning idols.
Morris Raphael Cohen
Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible, but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature.
Morris Raphael Cohen
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