Vladimir Nabokov Quotes & Sayings

43 most famous Vladimir Nabokov quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American novelist who passed away on 2 July, 1977.

Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“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.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“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.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“Caress the detail, the divine detail.”
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
“Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.”

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