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Quotations From NIKOLAI VASILYEVICH GOGOL

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  • 1.
    It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809-1852), Russian author, dramatist. The Inspector-General, epigraph (1936).
  • 2.
    For public opinion does not admit that lofty rapturous laughter is worthy to stand beside lofty lyrical emotion and that there is all the difference in the world between it and the antics of a clown at a fair.
    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809-1852), Russian author, dramatist. Dead Souls, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1842), trans. by David Magarshak (1961).

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  • 3.
    There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitchings of a mean merrymaker.
    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809-1852), Russian author, dramatist. Dead Souls, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1842).

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