The best Quotations

Not even the visionary or mystical experience ever lasts very long. it is for art to capture that experience, to offer it to, in the case of literature, its readers; to be, for a secular, materialist culture, some sort of replacement for what the love of god offers in the world of faith.
- Salman Rushdie

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Quotation I believe in God, only I spell it Nature - writer
Quotation The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events. - writer
Quotation If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart. - writer
Quotation Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. - writer
Quotation More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth. - writer
Quotation Most women have no characters at all. - writer