quotes i like

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Don’t cry, I’m sorry to have deceived you so much, but that’s how life is.
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


…In my dreams the world would come alive, becoming so captivatingly majestic, free and ethereal, that afterwards it would be oppressive to breathe the dust of this painted life.
Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading


It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals. It is a mental torture I find debasing… I simply cannot get used to the nightly betrayal of reason, humanity, genius.
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory