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Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

“A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.” Speak, Memory 1951
“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” Speak, Memory 1951
“Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.” Speak, Memory 1951
“I confess I do not believe in time. I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such a way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another.” Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle 1969
“Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.” Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle 1969