Great LITERATURE is simply language charged with
meaning to the ultimate possible degree.
Journalism is unreadable and LITERATURE is not read. That is all.
LITERATURE always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but
moulds it to its purpose.
LITERATURE is the art of writing something that will be read
LITERATURE is the thought of thinking souls.
Romance is the poetry of LITERATURE.
The difference between LITERATURE and journalism is that
journalism is unreadable, and LITERATURE is not read.
The man who cannot appreciate music and LITERATURE is
exactly like the lower animals, even though he may not
possess horns and a tail.
The only sensible ends of LITERATURE are first, the
pleasurable toil of writing, second, the gratification of
one’s family and friends, and lastly, the solid cash.
There is first the LITERATURE of knowledge, and secondly,
the LITERATURE of power. The function of the first is–
to teach; the function of the second is– to move.