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All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain
called "Huckleberry Finn."

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain
called "Huckleberry Finn."

by Ernest Hemingway Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.

Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.

by William J. Durant Found in: Literature Quotes,
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A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.

by Thomas Carruthers Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Literary Men are . . . a perpetual priesthood.

Literary Men are . . . a perpetual priesthood.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.

by Thomas Carruthers Found in: Literature Quotes,
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A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.

A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.

by Stendhal Found in: Literature Quotes,
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The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other down;The swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While read more

The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other down;The swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the place;The bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reprove:These were thy charms, sweet village; sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please;These were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled. - Deserted Village, The.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Literature Quotes,
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If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.

by Joseph Joubert Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Beauty is but a flower,Which wrinkles will devour;Brightness falls from the air;Queens have died young and fair;Dust hath closed Helen's read more

Beauty is but a flower,Which wrinkles will devour;Brightness falls from the air;Queens have died young and fair;Dust hath closed Helen's eye.I am sick, I must die;Lord have mercy on us. - Song in Time of Pestilence.

by Thomas Nash Found in: Literature Quotes,
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