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Vladimir Nabokov
(1899-1977) born on
Apr 23
Russian-U. S. novelist. He was the foremost of the post-1917 immigrant authors; his works include "Lolita," 1955.
         
   
F
Like so many ageing college people, Pnin had long ceased to notice the existence of students on the campus.

R
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.
A
Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.
N
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
K
There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Pnin," Ch. 3
R: Strong Opinions, Foreword
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Strong Opinions, 6
K: Koncheyev, in The Gift, ch. 1 (1937; tr. 1963).
   


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