Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
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That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
company longings belonging
Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.
childhood Magic literature
Imaginative literature primarily pleases rather than teaches. It is much easier to be pleased than taught, but much harder to know why one is pleased. Beauty is harder to analyze than truth.
...The first dictionaries were glossaries of Homeric words, intended to help Romans read the Iliad and Odyssey as well as other Greek literature employing the 'archaic' Homeric vocabulary.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
Literature Necessity Luxury
Literature is news that stays news.
News Stays Literature
The aim of literature ... is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
solitude Life literature
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
People Rich Music
Without literature, life is hell.