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Literature is what many of us live for. It helps entertain us, convince us, helps us learn, and tells us what we should do to better ourselves. It is what helped educate the world and what helps our language change. It gives us hope, it gives us strength, and it gives us something to do. It is frankly one of the wonders of the world.

These literature quotes are just a drop in the bucket about what it really means to the world.


Literature in its most comprehensive sense is the autobiography of humanity.
Bernard Berenson
Contemporary literature. Easier to shock than to convince.
Albert Camus
Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
T.S. Eliot
Literature decays only as men become more and more corrupt.
Goethe
National literature begins with fables and ends with novels.
Joseph Joubert
Literature is doomed if liberty of thought perishes.
George Orwell
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
Ezra Pound
The only reward to be expected from literature is contempt if one fails and hatred if one succeeds.
Voltaire
Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose.
Oscar Wilde
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
Ernst Fischer
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