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Quotes About Literature And Learning

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholars life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
— Felix Adler —

But just understand the difference between a man like Reardon and a man like me. He is the old type of unpractical artist; I am the literary man of 1882. He won't make concessions, or rather, he can't make them; he can't supply the market. I
well, you may say that at present, I do nothing; but that's a great mistake, I am learning my business. Literature nowadays is a trade. Putting aside men of genius, who may succeed by mere cosmic force, your successful man of letters is your skilful tradesman. He thinks first and foremost of the markets; when one kind of goods begins to go off slackly, he is ready with something new and appetising. He knows perfectly all the possible sources of income. Whatever he has to sell, he'll get payment for it from all sorts of various quarters; none of your unpractical selling for a lump sum to a middleman who will make six distinct profits.

— George Gissing

Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.

— Roy Blount, Jr.

The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.

— Ryszard Kapuscinski

For me, literature is a way of enlarging myself by learning about people who are not like me.

— Anne Fadiman

Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

There was a time when young people respected learning and literature and now they don't.

— Doris Lessing

A man estimable for his learning, amiable for his life, and venerable for his piety. Arbuthnot was a man of great comprehension, skilful in his profession, versed in the sciences, acquainted with ancient literature, and able to animate his mass of knowledge by a bright and active imagination; a scholar with great brilliance of wit; a wit who, in the crowd of life, retained and discovered a noble ardour of religious zeal.

— Samuel Johnson

According to Muslim teachings, God first revealed His word in the Holy Qur'an to the prophet, Muhammad, during the month of Ramadan. That word has guided billions of believers across the centuries, and those believers built a culture of learning and literature and science. All the world continues to benefit from this faith and its achievements.

— George W. Bush

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