"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
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