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I am bourgeois to the core and parochial beyond belief, and yet I am drawn to art and scholarship as read more

I am bourgeois to the core and parochial beyond belief, and yet I am drawn to art and scholarship as my anti-type, my shadow, the voice of distinction I never possessed. I don't think of myself as a teacher so much as an impersonator of profundities, inhabiting the wisdom of texts with the naked confidence that the value of the genius I espouse transcends the particular fraud that I am the one espousing it. And it doesn't even matter to me that no one seems to be listening; those who listen that I don't know about are enough to keep me going--soaring on the wings of borrowed metaphors.

by Robert Inchausti Found in: Teachers Quotes,
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The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean

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Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.

by Andre Gide Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.

Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.

by Jacques Barzun Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

by Russell Green Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Till last by Philip's farm I flowTo join the brimming river,For men may come and men may go,But I go read more

Till last by Philip's farm I flowTo join the brimming river,For men may come and men may go,But I go on for ever. - The Brook.

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We cultivate literature on a little oat-meal.

We cultivate literature on a little oat-meal.

by Sydney Smith Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Our poetry in the eighteenth century was prose; our prose in the
seventeenth, poetry.

Our poetry in the eighteenth century was prose; our prose in the
seventeenth, poetry.

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People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.

People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.

by Chinua Achebe Found in: Literature Quotes,
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