Lips & Wits

Literature - Life - Politics


 Literature:

“Poetry is that sphere of communication that separates arcane emotions from basic thoughts.”
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“A novel, even one that details a personal story must possess elements of complexity and finesse, in tone and language to distinguish it from a dreary yarn in a bar.”
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“Not everything that goes through the mind ought to end up as a book. A written work should have a keen aesthetic sense. It should be distinguished as a literary culture of value.”
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“Literature must be relevant to its times. It must be timely and timeless. It must resonate with the people and the period in which it is set in order to contribute to the discourse, political or otherwise, and help put events in their proper historical and social context. Used properly, it can be an effective conduit for expounding upon real-life issues. And it doesn't necessarily have to be politically correct.

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“The power of literature lies in its reach, not in its cost.”
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“Critics are brushers of noblemen’s robes.” [© Flashes of Emotion]
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“For a story to be truly enjoyed, it must first be understood.”

 Life:

“The coward yearns to live so he may not be forgotten; the brave yearns to die so he may live forever.” [© Flashes of Emotion]

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“Change is like a magic wand—it’s the carrot that the One Percent dangles before the 99Percent to maintain the status quo.”

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“If you do not say, ‘here I am,’ no one will say, ‘ah, there you are’.”

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“Building a reputation on hate is tantamount to pointing a finger at another without realizing that three of those fingers point back at you.”

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“A woman has no age, she has personality. A woman has no race, she has substance.

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“Some people prefer to make a mountain out of a molehill. I don’t think life is worth that. I’d rather make a molehill out of every mountain.” [© Take Back the Memory]

 Politics:

“In dictatorships, nations are ruined by the absence of an electorate. In democracies, they are ruined by the sentimentality of the electorate.”

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“The great irony of politics is that the so-called ‘change’ from the status quo always ends up exactly as the status quo.”

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“Inept leaders exist because an ignorant electorate exists.”
🔰 “The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.” 
~ Isaac Bashevis Singer ✍️ 

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