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Quotes By Vladimir Nabokov

Nationality
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DOB
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22-04-1899
DOD
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2-07-1977

Novelist Vladimir Nabokov was born on 22th April 1899 AD. An American citizen, Vladimir Nabokov was born in United States. He was also called Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was 78 years old when he died on 2nd July 1977 AD. In his life Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

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

- Vladimir Nabokov

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.

- Vladimir Nabokov

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.

- Vladimir Nabokov

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

- Vladimir Nabokov

Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.

- Vladimir Nabokov

I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.

- Vladimir Nabokov

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.

- Speak , Vladimir Nabokov

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

- Vladimir Nabokov

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

- Vladimir Nabokov

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

- Vladimir Nabokov

Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.

- Vladimir Nabokov

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.

- Vladimir Nabokov

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