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Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov
If I were not perfectly sure of my power to write and of my marvelous ability to express ideas with the utmost grace and vividness.... So, more or less, I had thought of beginning my tale.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Hermann begins, Despair, ch. 1 (1966).
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