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FUNNY LITERATURE QUOTES

Funny quotes on literature; humorous quotations about writing and the literary life.

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GENERAL

"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others."

Andre Maurois

"NOVEL, n. A short story padded..."

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book—I'll waste no time reading it."

Moses Hadas

"Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse."

Joseph Roux


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AUTHORS' CORNER

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries."

Stephen King

"Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money."

Jules Renard

"Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none."

Jules Renard

"But what is the difference between literature and journalism? Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all."

Oscar Wilde

"My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably."

George Bernard Shaw

"The only sensible ends of literature are: first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash."

Nathaniel Hawthorne

He liked those literary cooks
Who skim the cream of others' books;
And ruin half an author's graces
By plucking bon-mots from their places.

Hannah More


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E.O. Wilson on Ants, Dominion, Biodiversity, and Extinction — Stephen Colbert thumps his Bible and—true to his funny, faux right-wing character—asks E.O. Wilson to explain why man's dominion over the beasts should not be paramount, even if it means extinction. Tut, tut, explains Wilson; in the end, the ants win.
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GP comment:  Mildly amusing. Wilson is a class act.

Original Show Pub Date: 05.May.2014

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GP comment:  Yep, funny man.

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Robin Hood and William Tell
And Ivanhoe and Lancelot,
They don't envy me...

Whether it's these lyrics from Electric Light Orchestra's "Can't Get It Out of My Head" or other songs, references to classic literature and classical music blended nicely in much of ELO's early work. This song is one of their best (and biggest) early hits and originally appeared on Eldorado, one of those great concepty rock albums that were in vogue in the 1970s.

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