"I confess, I do not believe in time."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Vladimir Nabokov on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Vladimir Nabokov on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Vladimir Nabokov on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Vladimir Nabokov on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Vladimir Nabokov on C. S. Lewis
"A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual."
"To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute."
"Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one."
"Genius is an African who dreams up snow."
"A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past."