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Vladimir Nabokov's Profile

Brief about Vladimir Nabokov: By info that we know Vladimir Nabokov was born at 1970-01-01. And also Vladimir Nabokov is American Novelist.

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Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.

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I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.

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A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to fit the world of the reader.

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All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain much kinetic matter. For me style is matter.

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The more gifted and talkative one's characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind.

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A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.

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I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.

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It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.

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No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.

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Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.

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The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.

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There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.

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

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Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed.

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You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.

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I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it.

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It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.

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Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives.

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There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.

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

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