Popular quotes of Russian-American novelist Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Popular quotes of Russian-American novelist Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.
Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm is the norm.
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

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