Vladimir Nabokov quotes
Birthdate: 10. April 1899
Date of death: 2. July 1977
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist and entomologist. His first nine novels were in Russian, but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose.
Nabokov's Lolita , his most noted novel in English, was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels; Pale Fire was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory , was listed eighth on the publisher's list of the 20th century's greatest nonfiction. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times.
Nabokov was an expert lepidopterist and composer of chess problems.
Quotes Vladimir Nabokov
Source: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
„I am thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art. And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita.“
Source: I'm thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art, And this is the only immortality that you and I may share, my Lolita.
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Variant: Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.