Toward nightfall, Khrenov’s temperature had risen. The thermometer was warm, alive—the column of mercury climbed high on the little red ladder. For a long time he muttered unintelligibly, kept biting his lips and gently shaking...
You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
Let at least one word of my writings impregnate the reader’s heart.
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
A sunset, almost formidable in its splendor, would be lingering in the fully exposed sky. Among its imperceptibly changing amassments, one could pick out brightly stained structural details of celestial organisms, or glowing slits in...
A toothache will cost a battle, a drizzle cancel an insurrection
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.
From his earliest years Cincinnatus, by some strange and happy chance comprehending his danger, carefully managed to conceal a certain peculiarity. He was impervious to the rays of others, and therefore produced when off his...
All of which does not alter the fact that Pnin was on the wrong train.
The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.