Inspirational Quotations #551

It’s not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness.
Howard Gardner

I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
Harold Bloom

Perhaps we should comprehend these things better were it not for the persistence of the superstition that human beings habitually think. There is no more persistent superstition than this. Linn
Nicholas Murray Butler

Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
Dan Quayle

He didn’t reject the idea so much as not react to it and watch as it floated away.
David Foster Wallace

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
Miyamoto Musashi

Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.
Nikolai Berdyaev

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
Edith Sitwell

If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
Arthur Eddington

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Laura Schlessinger

Books worth reading once are worth reading twice; and what is most important of all, the masterpieces of literature are worth reading a thousand times.
John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.
John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

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