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"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it."
Lord Acton
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
Vladimir Nabokov

Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as "nymphets."
Vladimir Nabokov

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
Vladimir Nabokov

I confess, I do not believe in time.
Vladimir Nabokov

I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
Vladimir Nabokov

Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.
Vladimir Nabokov

It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
Vladimir Nabokov

Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to their private parts.
Vladimir Nabokov

Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even greater one.
Vladimir Nabokov

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov

Solitude is the playfield of Satan.
Vladimir Nabokov

Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
Vladimir Nabokov

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
Vladimir Nabokov

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.
Vladimir Nabokov

The tiny madman in his padded cell.
Vladimir Nabokov

There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
Vladimir Nabokov

You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
Vladimir Nabokov

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
1899-04-22
Year of Death:
1977
Nationality:
American
 

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