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Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov
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For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere connected with other states of being (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstacy) is the norm.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Lolita, afterword (1955).
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