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I knew I had fallen in love with Lolita forever; but I also knew she would not be forever Lolita.


Vladimir Nabokov

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To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of...
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Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before bein...
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There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
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A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his ...
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It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up...
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Other men die; but I Am not another; therefore I'll not die
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Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even greater one.
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Rereading this novel today, replaying the moves of its plot, I feel rather like Anderssen fondly rec...
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Readers are not sheep, and not every pen tempts them.
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I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is
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It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up...
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Poor Knight! he really had two periods, the first - a dull man writing broken English, the second - ...
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A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
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Solitude is the play field of Satan
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[Against whom was it turned? Against whom did he conspire?] Tum-tee-tum. And once more - TUM! ... I ...
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- A sentyment staje się uciążliwy. W końcu jest coś nazbyt fizycznego w próbie zachowania czą...
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Adultery is a most conventional way to rise above the conventional.
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Aunt Rosa, a fussy, angular, wild-eyed old lady, who had lived in a tremulous world of bad news, ban...
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Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness....
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Here lies the sense of literary creation: to portray ordinary objects as they will be reflected in k...
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We loved each other with a premature love, marked by a fierceness that so often destroys adult lives...
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All at once we were madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other; hopelessly, I...
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I discovered there was an endless source of robust enjoyment in trifling with psychiatrists.
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I have often noticed that we are inclined to endow our friends with the stability of type that liter...
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Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.
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A wave would arrive, all out of breath, but, as it had nothing to report, it would disperse in apolo...
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Life is short. From here to that old car you know so well there is a stretch of twenty, twenty-five ...
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And presently I was driving through the drizzle of the dying day, with the windshield wipers in full...
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I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.
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I have no desires, save the desire to express myself in defiance of all the world’s muteness.
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Children of her type contrive the purest philosophies. Ada had worked out her own little system. Har...
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I have the European urge to use my feet when a drive can be dispensed with
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A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exa...
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There was no Lo to behold.
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He loved her in spite of her unlovableness. Armande had many trying, though not necessarily rare, tr...
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There are gentle souls who would pronounce Lolita meaningless because it does not teach them anythin...
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Thus, in pornographic novels, action has to be limited to the copulation of clichés.
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For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bl...
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Perhaps what matters is not the human pain or joy at all but, rather, the play of shadow and light o...
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I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of...
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Coordinating there
Events and objects with remote events
And vanished objects. Making orna...
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The stars that sparkled, and the cars that parkled, and the bars, and the barmen, were presently tak...
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for did it not mean I was losing my darling, just when I had secretly made her mine?
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I talk in a daze, I walk in a maze
I cannot get out, said the starling
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His brown eyes would roam around the various sentimental and artistic bric-a-brac present, and his o...
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In spite of everything I loved you, and will go on loving you―on my knees, with my shoulders drawn...
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And speaking of this wonderful machine:
[840] I’m puzzled by the difference between
Two ...
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I discovered in nature the non utilitarian delights that I sought in art. Both were a form of magic,...
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[D]avid began to argue, with the whining intonations of German astonishment, [...] that everyone did...
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I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't.
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The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
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A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to fit the world of the read...
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Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.
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Nowadays you have to be a scientist if you want to be a killer. No, no, I was neither. Ladies and ge...
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I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
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