Literature Quotes Quotes

Quotes tagged as "literature-quotes" (showing 1-30 of 412)
Dejan Stojanovic
“To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“Use the wings of the flying Universe,
Dream with open eyes;
See in darkness.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Dejan Stojanovic
“I visited many places,
Some of them quite
Exotic and far away,
But I always returned to myself.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“Wherever I go, I meet myself.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Dejan Stojanovic
“There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Chinua Achebe
“Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten.”
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Dejan Stojanovic
“To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“Even if you are alone you wage war with yourself.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Dejan Stojanovic
“Since there is no real silence,
Silence will contain all the sounds,
All the words, all the languages,
All knowledge, all memory.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“You not only are hunted by others, you unknowingly hunt yourself.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Dejan Stojanovic
“One hand I extend into myself, the other toward others.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Dejan Stojanovic
“Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

Dejan Stojanovic
“There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and a violin.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“To come to nothing through something is the way to outside from both sides.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sign and Its Children

Dejan Stojanovic
“Everything that looks too perfect is too perfect to be perfect.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“Color is the overpowering of black; white – the final victory over black.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

Dejan Stojanovic
“From whichever side I start, I think I am in an old place where others have been before me.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Dejan Stojanovic
“Trying too hard to be too good, even when trying to be bad, is too good for the bad, too bad for the good.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Puthut EA
“Benar bahwa kamu punya hak untuk mencoba menemukan pengganti perempuan itu. Tapi bukan begitu caranya. Ibarat seorang atlet yang cedera, seharusnya disembuhkan dulu luka itu, baru berlatih lagi dan bertanding lagi. Sebab jika ia terluka dan tetap berlatih serta bertanding, kamu akan semakin terluka, bahkan jika kasus itu sepertimu, bisa melukai orang lain.”
Puthut EA, Cinta Tak Pernah Tepat Waktu

Roman Payne
“I ran across an excerpt today (in English translation) of some dialogue/narration from the modern popular writer, Paulo Coelho in his book: Aleph.(Note: bracketed text is mine.)... 'I spoke to three scholars,' [the character says 'at last.'] ...two of them said that, after death, the [sic (misprint, fault of the publisher)] just go to Paradise. The third one, though, told me to consult some verses from the Koran. [end quote]' ...I can see that he's excited. [narrator]' ...Now I have many positive things to say about Coelho: He is respectable, inspiring as a man, a truth-seeker, and an appealing writer; but one should hesitate to call him a 'literary' writer based on this quote. A 'literary' author knows that a character's excitement should be 'shown' in his or her dialogue and not in the narrator's commentary on it. Advice for Coelho: Remove the 'I can see that he's excited' sentence and show his excitement in the phrasing of his quote.(Now, in defense of Coelho, I am firmly of the opinion, having myself written plenty of prose that is flawed, that a novelist should be forgiven for slipping here and there.)Lastly, it appears that a belief in reincarnation is of great interest to Mr. Coelho ... Just think! He is a man who has achieved, (as Leonard Cohen would call it), 'a remote human possibility.' He has won lots of fame and tons of money. And yet, how his preoccupation with reincarnation—none other than an interest in being born again as somebody else—suggests that he is not happy!”
Roman Payne

Dejan Stojanovic
“They grew; they did not talk about growing.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Dejan Stojanovic
“He knows he will be born again,
And start fresh anew.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Dejan Stojanovic
“He had an answer to almost everything and he retired at an early age.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“Arrival in the world is really a departure and that, which we call departure, is only a return.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Dejan Stojanovic
“A smiling lie is a whirlwind, easy to enter, but hard to escape.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

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