"Don't be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upward."
— Vladimir Nabokov
Russian-born novelist, born April 22, 1899

"Existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness."
— Vladimir Nabokov
Russian-born novelist, born April 22, 1899

"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible."
— Vladimir Nabokov
Russian-American author, born April 22, 1899

"Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece."
— Vladimir Nabokov
Russian-American author, died July 22, 1977

"And the rest is rust and stardust."
— Vladimir Nabokov
Russian-American author, born April 22, 1899

"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta."
— Vladimir Nabokov
Russian-American author, born April 22, 1899

"Mind you, sometimes the angels smoke, hiding it with their sleeves, and when the archangel comes, they throw the cigarettes away: that’s when you get shooting stars."
— Vladimir Nabokov
Russian-American author, born April 22, 1899

"A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence."
— Vladimir Nabokov
Russian-American author, born April 22, 1899

"I had a liver transplant, then I had a pacemaker put in, then I had a new knee put it, then I had a heart valve put in. I'm almost brand new. I have a lot of new parts."
— Jim Nabors
American actor and singer, born June 12, 1930

"A mother and a little boy were walking along, and I could tell the minute the recognition hit the little boy. As he walked by holding his mother's hand, he said in a real loud voice, 'Look, Mother. There goes an old Gomer Pyle.'"
— Jim Nabors
American actor and singer, died November 30, 2017

"If you don't lose, you cannot enjoy the victories. So I have to accept both things."
— Rafael Nadal
Spanish tennis player, born June 3, 1986

"I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all."
— Ogden Nash
American humorous poet, died May 19, 1971

"Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them."
— Ogden Nash
American humorous poet, born August 19, 1902

"The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean."
— Ovid
Roman poet, born March 20, 43 BC

"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish."
— Ovid
Roman poet, born March 20 43 BC

"Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence."
— Ovid
Roman poet, born March 20, 43 BC

"There is a spirit which I feel, that delights to do no evil, nor revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself."
— James Naylor
English Quaker leader, born 1616

"The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind."
— Vera Nazarian
American writer, born May 25, 1966

"When you call upon a Thoroughbred, he gives you all the speed, strength of heart and sinew in him. When you call on a jackass, he kicks."
— Patricia Neal
American actress, born January 20, 1926

"Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift."
— Liam Neeson
Irish-American actor, born June 7, 1952
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