Best Quotes by Vladimir Nabokov (Top 10)

  1. And the rest is rust and stardust.
  2. I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
  3. Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don't stop to think, don't interrupt the scream, exhale, release life's rapture."
  4. Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness. "No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.
  5. Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.
  6. Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.
  7. You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
  8. 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.
  9. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
  10. Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.

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