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    T.E. Lawrence
    “I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands/and wrote my will across the sky in stars”
    T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

  • #2
    Gaston Leroux
    “Know that it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!...Look, I am not laughing now, crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again!...Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me!”
    Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

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    Vladimir Nabokov
    “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita. Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, an initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea. Oh when? About as many years before Lolita was born as my age was that summer. You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

  • #4
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

  • #5
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “Literature was not born the day when a boy crying "wolf, wolf" came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying "wolf, wolf" and there was no wolf behind him.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

  • #6
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    “A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.”
    Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

  • #7
    Graham Greene
    “You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
    Graham Greene, The Third Man

  • #8
    Orson Welles
    “I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.”
    Orson Welles



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