Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov

I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. "Mademoiselle O," Nabokov's Dozen (1958).
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