Quotes and Sayings about Aphorisms



"Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Aphorisms)

"The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Aphorisms, Writers)

"Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Men, Knowledge)

"Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Time, Aphorisms)

"There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Airplanes, Aphorisms)

"Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Aphorisms, Philosophy)