Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov

My feelings about my work are, on the whole, not unfriendly. Boundless modesty and what people call "humility" are virtues scarcely conducive to one's complacently dwelling upon one's own work—particularly when one lacks them.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. The New York Times Book Review, interview (1968).
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