The repository contains 13 quotes in the category Literature.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
President John Adams
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
President Ronald Reagan
More people write poetry than read it.
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation; the two keep pace in their downward tendency.
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
Poetry is a cart for carrying ideas that are too lame to walk on their own.
Historian: An unsuccessful novelist.
H. L. Mencken
I have not personally read this book, because, as a journalist, I am too busy writing about it.
A successful author is equally in danger of the dimunition of his fame whether he continues or ceases to write.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Weve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
Poetry is very similar to music, only less notes and more words.