Motivational Vladimir Nabokov Quotes For Success In Life

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was a Russian and American novelist, poet, translator, and entomologist. These inspirational Vladimir Nabokov Quotes will change your life.

Best Vladimir Nabokov Quotes

  1. “Life is just one small piece of light between two eternal darknesses.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  2. “Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  3. “Play! Invent the world! Invent reality!” – Vladimir Nabokov
  4. “Genius is finding the invisible link between things.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  5. “Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  6. “And the rest is rust and stardust.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  7. “The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  8. “Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  9. “The only real number is one, the rest are mere repetition” – Vladimir Nabokov
  10. “Which arrow flies forever? The arrow that has hit its mark.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  11. “His wings were failing, but he refused to fall without a struggle.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  12. “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  13. “I have no desires, save the desire to express myself in defiance of all the world’s muteness.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  14. “Our imagination flies — we are its shadow on the earth.” – Vladimir Nabokov

  15. “I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  16. “Only one letter divides the comic from the cosmic.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  17. “There is no science without fancy and no art without fact.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  18. “My heart was a hysterical unreliable organ.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  19. “Perhaps, somewhere, someday, at a less miserable time, we may see each other again.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  20. “Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  21. “There is an old American saying ‘He who lives in a glass house should not try to kill two birds with one stone.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  22. “Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  23. “I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  24. “The clumsiest literal translation is a thousand times more useful than the prettiest paraphrase.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  25. “I don’t think in any language. I think in images.” – Vladimir Nabokov

  26. “Solitude is the playfield of Satan.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  27. “I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  28. “We think not in words but in shadows of words.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  29. “Our best yesterdays are now foul piles of crumpled names.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  30. “For I do not exist: there exist but the thousands of mirrors that reflect me.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  31. “Life is a message scribbled in the dark.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  32. “Because you took advantage of my disadvantage.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  33. “I confess, I do not believe in time.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  34. “Let all of life be an unfettered howl.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  35. “Genius is an African who dreams up snow.” – Vladimir Nabokov

  36. “My mind speaks English, my heart speaks Russian, and my ear prefers French.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  37. “Why should I tolerate a perfect stranger at the bedside of my mind?” – Vladimir Nabokov
  38. “The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  39. “I am not, and never was, and never could have been, a brutal scoundrel.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  40. “Words without experience are meaningless.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  41. “A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  42. “I cannot disobey something which I do not know and the reality of which I have the right to deny.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  43. “Caress the detail, the divine detail.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  44. “Dear Jesus, do something.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  45. “I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don’t really exist if you don’t.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  46. “Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  47. “You lose your immortality when you lose your memory.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  48. “Who can say what heartbreaks are caused in a dog by our discontinuing a romp?” – Vladimir Nabokov
  49. “The future is but the obsolete in reverse.” – Vladimir Nabokov

  50. “I mean, I have the feeling that something in my mind is poisoning everything else.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  51. “Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  52. “The square root of I is I.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  53. “All colors made me happy: even gray. My eyes were such that literally they Took photographs.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  54. “I knew I had fallen in love with Lolita forever; but I also knew she would not be forever Lolita.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  55. “… my mind lay limp in an empty world.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  56. “Art at its greatest is fantastically deceitful and complex.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  57. “Don’t touch me; I’ll die if you touch me.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  58. “There is only one real number: one. And love, apparently, is the best exponent of this singularity.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  59. “Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm is the norm.” – Vladimir Nabokov

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