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Literary Birthday - 22 April
Happy Birthday, Vladimir Nabokov, born 22 April 1899, died 2 July 1977
12 Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.
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.
Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
Turning one’s novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed.
The more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
I don’t think in any language. I think in images.
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. My pleasures are the most intense known to man: writing and butterfly hunting.
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, I speak like a child.
Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist most famous for Lolita. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it.
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 22 April

Happy Birthday, Vladimir Nabokov, born 22 April 1899, died 2 July 1977

12 Vladimir Nabokov Quotes

  1. Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.
  2. 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.
  3. Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
  4. A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
  5. Turning one’s novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed.
  6. The more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
  7. Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
  8. I don’t think in any language. I think in images.
  9. There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
  10. Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
  11. My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. My pleasures are the most intense known to man: writing and butterfly hunting.
  12. I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, I speak like a child.

Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist most famous for Lolita. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it.

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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