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Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov
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My vocabulary dwells deep in my mind and needs paper to wriggle out into the physical zone. Spontaneous eloquence seems to me a miracle. I have rewritten—often several times—every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Strong Opinions, ch. 1 (1973).
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