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LeVar Burton Quotes and Sayings
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All literature is political.
- LeVar Burton

There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.
- LeVar Burton

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has
really not just sparked an interest,
but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
- LeVar Burton

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov

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Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

The Bible is literature, not dogma.
- George Santayana


 

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep
up with current literature.
- George Ade

For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur,
the power of the man and the power of the moment,
and the man is not enough without the moment.
- Matthew Arnold

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
- Matthew Arnold

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
- Vladimir Nabokov

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
- Henry James

I see journalists as the manual workers,
the laborers of the word.
Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
- Marguerite Duras

Our American professors like their literature clear
and cold and pure and very dead.
- Sinclair Lewis

Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read,
though to good effect, by pacifists,
while what is needed is the canvassing of those who
have not so far been won to the cause.
- Fredrik Bajer

Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth;
it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being.
- Paul de Man

Every man's work, whether it be literature,
or music or pictures or architecture or anything else,
is always a portrait of himself.
- Samuel Butler

Literature delivers tidings of the world within and the world without.
- George Henry Lewes

Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
- T. S. Eliot

A great speech is literature.
- Peggy Noonan

The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose,
and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel,
the most anarchical of all forms of literature.
- George Orwell

Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

There are three things men can do with women:
love them,
suffer for them, or turn them into literature.
- Stephen Stills

All literature is gossip.
- Truman Capote

I've always loved films, always.
I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New
York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
- Jim Jarmusch

The crown of literature is poetry.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Without the faintest possibility of finding a job,
I decided to devote myself to literature:
it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.
- Jose Saramago

Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to
be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly
distressing to a sober scientist.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

I didn't choose literature.
Literature chose me.
There was no decision on my side.
- Manuel Puig

Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes
that are always successful.
All the rest is literature.
- Paul Valery

Here, you can walk into a bookstore and pick up a Bible
or Christian literature and learn.
Over there, they are lucky if they have one Bible for a whole village.
- Michael Scott

The amateur is very rare in French literature -
as rare as he is common in our own.
- Lytton Strachey

I've been missing Japanese literature so much of late.
- Utada Hikaru

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing,
and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
- Vaclav Havel

What we value about music and literature are the moments
that they create in our minds when we encounter them.
- Stephan Jenkins

I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe
in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor
any membership in literature.
- John Steinbeck

Underground literature only began in the '70s,
when technical developments made it possible.
Before that, we were involved in a game with the censors.
That was our struggle.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

And I found both literature and the church very dramatic
presences in the world of the 1950s.
- Thomas Keneally

I've been as bad an influence on American literature
as anyone I can think of.
- Dashiell Hammett

You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music,
culture, the two races, the literature,
and it's so rich.
- Robert Duvall

The moral backbone of literature is about that whole question of memory.
To my mind it seems clear that those who have no memory
have the much greater chance to lead happy lives.
- W. G. Sebald

It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art,
executed solely with a view to effect,
does succeed by deceiving the public.
- George Henry Lewes

A great memory does not make a mind,
any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
- John Henry Newman

The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
- Hugh Blair

The idea of bringing young people up to Literature
is doubtless calculated to raise the eyebrows almost
as much as the suggestion of bringing them up to the Stage.
- James Payn

Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism.
It came quite early to music and literature,
and a little later to architecture.
And I think it's still coming to computer science.
- Larry Wall

Film is our literature, so we should tell stories that
are apropos of our culture,
in that we can learn something about ourselves.
- David Strathairn

Wherever you look there are inspirations,
books, literature, paintings, landscapes,
everything.
Just living is an inspiration.
- Gavin Rossdale

In fact I enjoyed every minute of my life at King's,
especially the discovery of French and German literature.
- Patrick White

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and
his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
- Boris Spassky

I had an older brother who was very interested in literature,
so I had an early exposure to literature,
and and theater.
My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I didn't make any money from my writing until much later.
I published about 80 stories for nothing.
I spent on literature.
- Naguib Mahfouz

SF is the literature of the theoretically possible,
and F is the literature of the impossible.
- Piers Anthony

We know too much, and are convinced of too little.
Our literature is a substitute for religion,
and so is our religion.
- T. S. Eliot

What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature? And us...
what good are we if we don't help as much as we can in that destruction?
- Julio Cortazar

I've always said that music is like literature.
- Jose Carreras

Literature is analysis after the event.
- Doris Lessing

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost
every intellectual field:
history,
literature, science, anthropology.
There's been an extraordinary advance.
- Clifford Geertz

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

The concept of industry domination of regulatory agencies
was well known and documented in the literature by the 1960s.
- Nick Johnson

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese
literature as my life's work was probably a mistake.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Literature...
is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
- Thomas Mann

A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
- George Borrow

What is wonderful about great literature is that it
transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.
- E. M. Forster

Science and literature give me answers.
And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer.
- Mark Haddon

If we can't stamp out literature in the country,
we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.
- Evelyn Waugh

Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my
countrymen comes natural to me;
and in the open field of invention I am not without
hopes of giving them pleasure.
- Thomas Edward Brown

It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The literature of the inner life is very largely a
record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.
- Charles Horton Cooley


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