Literature Quotes SMS Collection

Literature is news that stays news ezra

Literature is news that stays news.  ~Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading, 1934

The test of real literature is that

The test of real literature is that it will bear repetition.  We read over the same pages again and again, and always with fresh

I doubt if anything learnt at school

I doubt if anything learnt at school is of more value than great literature learnt by heart.  ~Richard LivingstoneCUL

Every mans memory is his private literature

Every man’s memory is his private literature.  ~Aldous Huxley

A classic is something that everybody wants

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.  ~Mark Twain

The difference between journalism and literature is

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891PMB,

The duty of literature is to note

The duty of literature is to note what counts, and to light up what is suited to the light.  If it ceases to choose