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Milan Kundera

All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.

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Neil Gaiman

Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it's a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.

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Ezra Pound

Literature is news that stays news.

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Miguel Delibes

A nation without literature is a dumb nation.

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Alberto Manguel

I need literature to understand the world.

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Jose Saramago

The novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.

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Terri Guillemets

To me, novels are just quotations with a bunch of filler.

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Scott F. Parker

Too much religion is just bad literary criticism.

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A Gimmick

gimmick literature this just it's
just is gimmick a this
is not literature it's just
not just a literature this
gimmick just a it's not
this is not literature it's

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Kenzaburo Oe

I am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of the vast consumer cultures of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large.

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I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.

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Mario Vargas Llosa

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.

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George Sand

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

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Howard Nemerov

For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.

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Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.

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William Butler Yeats

Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.

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Julien Green

A scrupulous man will never produce a great novel.

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Poetry is the least artificial of the literary genres.

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Writings On The Wall

The writings on the wall brother
Your life is in your hands
Its up to you to see the writings on the wall.
It looks you in the eye mister
Its time we stand up tall
Go see and understand the writings on the wall.
Strange we hold on to things that have no grace
Or power
While death holds on to us much more with every
Passing hour
And all the time you thought it would last
Your life, your friends would always be
til theyre drunk away or shot away or die away
From you.
Theres nothing that you need sister
The lord is in you all
Life is designed to see the writings on the wall.
The musics in the air mothers
You may have heard it call
To you that you may see the writings on the wall.

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Scott F. Parker

Literature: writing that means more than it says.

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