"Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Vladimir Nabokov on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Vladimir Nabokov on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Vladimir Nabokov on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Vladimir Nabokov on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Vladimir Nabokov on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."
"Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much."