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John K. Van De Kamp Quotes and Sayings

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Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children.
Life is the other way around.
- John K. Van De Kamp

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

 

The Bible is literature, not dogma.
- George Santayana

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character,
and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years,
these are portrayed as awful figures.
- Michael Novak

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Hitchcock makes it very clear to us.
There's an objective and a subjective camera,
like there's a third- and a first-person narrator in literature.
- Manuel Puig

All modern American literature comes from one book
by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
- Ernest Hemingway

If we can't stamp out literature in the country,
we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.
- Evelyn Waugh

The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs
the power of other literature in the 20th century.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
- Hugh Blair

I see journalists as the manual workers,
the laborers of the word.
Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
- Marguerite Duras

The greatest advances of civilization,
whether in architecture or painting,
in science and literature,
in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
- Milton Friedman

Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from
the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead.
That's a unique claim in the literature of religion.
- Josh McDowell

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to
be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly
distressing to a sober scientist.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

There is only one school of literature -
that of talent.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I gradually became persuaded that the subjects,
without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth
about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

The concept of industry domination of regulatory agencies
was well known and documented in the literature by the 1960s.
- Nick Johnson

More than art, more than literature,
music is universally accessible.
- Billy Joel

All good Literature rests primarily on insight.
- George Henry Lewes

If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
- Ezra Pound

In the order of literature, as in others,
there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite
series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience...
from generation to generation.
In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Nobel Prize has given me, for the first time in my life,
the feeling that my literature could be appreciated
on an international level.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols
to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly
distressing to a sober scientist.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Without literature my life would be miserable.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The knowledge of languages was very useful.
I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature.
- Emma Bonino

To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual,
a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity,
and creative strength.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

I had all the normal interests - I played basketball
and I headed the school paper.
But I also developed very early a great love for music
and literature and the theater.
- Carlisle Floyd

Literature for me isn't a workaday job,
but something which involves desires,
dreams and fantasy.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Science and literature are not two things,
but two sides of one thing.
- Thomas Huxley

This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers:
they treat the text as a part of themselves,
as a possession.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

It's interesting to note that all revolutionary literature was written by pastors.
These guys were involved in a revolution against the
mightiest power that the world had ever seen.
- Randall Terry

Hemingway's remarks are not literature.
- Gertrude Stein

Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my
countrymen comes natural to me;
and in the open field of invention I am not without
hopes of giving them pleasure.
- Thomas Edward Brown

I didn't make any money from my writing until much later.
I published about 80 stories for nothing.
I spent on literature.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I've always said that music is like literature.
- Jose Carreras

The sinews of art and literature, like those of war,
are money.
- Samuel Butler

A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction,
but so is analysis and having a sense of literature.
- Trevor Nunn

Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism.
It came quite early to music and literature,
and a little later to architecture.
And I think it's still coming to computer science.
- Larry Wall

Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The literature of women's lives is a tradition of escapees,
women who have lived to tell the tale.
- Phyllis Rose

We must wash literature off ourselves.
We want to be men above all, to be human.
- Antonin Artaud

In science, read, by preference, the newest works;
in literature,
the oldest.
The classic literature is always modern.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years,
and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great,
it belongs to Literature.
- Willa Cather

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.
With both you are working with reality,
a material just as hard as wood.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible,
such as find some sort of useful work.
- Lloyd Alexander

And I found both literature and the church very dramatic
presences in the world of the 1950s.
- Thomas Keneally

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing,
and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
- Vaclav Havel

Poetry, it is often said and loudly so,
is life's true mirror.
But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
- Franz Grillparzer

On almost anything someone does in the computer business,
you can go back in the literature and prove someone had done it earlier.
- Ken Olsen

Without the faintest possibility of finding a job,
I decided to devote myself to literature:
it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.
- Jose Saramago

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Literature...
is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
- Thomas Mann

But picketing - picketing for or against something,
and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions.
They have to be understood as indirect communication.
- Tony Conrad

Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very
little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
- Robert Lynd

It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.
- Margaret Atwood

Remarks are not literature.
- Gertrude Stein

Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace,
before and after culture.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle,
without being at all acute; hence there is so much
humour and so little wit in their literature.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

People whose understanding and taste in literature,
painting, and music are beyond question are,
for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater.
- Minnie Maddern Fiske

I was trained in the '50s as a New Critic.
I remember what literature was like before the New Critics,
when people stood up and talked about Shelley's soul and such things.
- Clifford Geertz

I've always loved films, always.
I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New
York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
- Jim Jarmusch

I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet,
but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
- Harold Bloom

Film is our literature, so we should tell stories that
are apropos of our culture,
in that we can learn something about ourselves.
- David Strathairn

If I could have gone on describing to you the beauties of this region,
who knows but I might have made a fine addition to
the literature of our age?
- Robert Gould Shaw

Gossip is more popular than literature.
- Hugh Leonard

Personal experience is the basis of all real Literature.
- George Henry Lewes


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