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QUOTES ON LITERATURE


The purifying, healing influence of literature, the dissipating of passions by knowledge and the written word, literature as the path to understanding, forgiveness and love, the redeeming might of the word, the literary spirit as the noblest manifestation of the spirit of man, the writer as perfected type, as saint.

THOMAS MANN, The Magic Mountain

Literature is a vast forest and the masterpieces are the lakes, the towering trees or strange trees, the lovely, eloquent flowers, the hidden caves, but a forest is also made up of ordinary trees, patches of grass, puddles, clinging vines, mushrooms, and little wildflowers.

ROBERTO BOLAÑO, 2666

The world must be all fucked up when men travel first class and literature goes as freight.

GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, One Hundred Years of Solitude

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