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Because beautiful things never last. Not roses nor snow… And not fireworks, either
A novel is not, after all, a historical document, but a way to travel through the human heart.
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid. D.N.A. This structure has novel features which are of considerable biologic interest.
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
The novel wins by points, the short story by knockout.
I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.
Strangely enough, the first character in Fried Green Tomatoes was the cafe, and the town. I think a place can be as much a character in a novel as the people.
The responsibility for change...lies within us. We must begin with ourselves, teaching ourselves not to close our minds prematurely to the novel, the surprising, the seemingly radical.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
She liked Victorian novels. They were the only kind of novel you could read while eating an apple.
Life is a shitstorm, in which art is our only umbrella." (spoken by character in a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa)
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
For your information, a good novel can change the world. Keep that in mind before you attempt to sit down at a typewriter. Never waste time on something you don't believe in yourself.
I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.
I loved this smart, funny, big-hearted novel. As hilarious and wise as early Philip Roth, The Mathematician's Shiva will delight and move you.
Comics are stories; they're like novels or anything else. So the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller.
Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it easy to step out of it at cocktail hour.
I'm working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas.
Henry Miller wrote novels, but he calls his protagonist Henry, often Henry Miller, and his books are in this gray area between memoir and novel.
Twentieth-century Russian literature has produced nothing special except perhaps one novel and two stories by Andrei Platonov, who ended his days sweeping streets.
We only have one story. All novels, all poetry are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil.
I began writing 'Matterhorn' in 1975 and for more than 30 years I kept working on my novel in my spare time, unable to get an agent or publisher to even read the manuscript.
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
Oh, that sound? I'm in the hot tub, reading a novel.
Believe me, when I say; There are no two powers That command the soul. One is God The other is the tide. -Anon From the novel Abarat
Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused.
The novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
When I put together a graphic novel, I don't think about literary prose. I think about storytelling.
The great advantage of a novel is you can put in whatever comes into your head - it has the same shape as the human brain.
If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go before I can write a good graphic novel.
I don't think anyone has written a great graphic novel.
First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.
After immersing myself in the mysteries of the Electoral College for a novel I wrote in the '90s, I came away believing that the case for scrapping it is less obvious than I originally thought.
Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.
The 'Barnaby' books were always intended to be graphic novels.
A person can have the greatest idea in the world - completely different and novel - but if that person can't convince enough other people, it doesn't matter.
In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust.
This is why I read novels: so I can escape my own unrelenting monologue.
The photobook occupies that deep area between the novel and the film.
For some folks death is release, and for others death is an abomination, a terrible thing. But in the end, I'm there for all of them.
Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television science fiction series ever made. It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
The novel is more of a whisper, whereas the stage is a shout.
All writing is an act of self-exploration. Even a grocery list says something about you; how much more does a novel say?
A good novel doesn't just transcend the boundaries of its target market - it knows nothing about target markets.
All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.
Whether a character in your novel is full of choler, bile, phlegm, blood or plain old buffalo chips, the fire of life is in there, too, as long as that character lives.