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List of Novel Quotes

We found 320 quote(s) that contain the word Novel.



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For me, writing a short story is much, much harder than writing a novel. Lynn Abbey

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I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published. Lynn Abbey

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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. Lynn Abbey

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Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment. Lynn Abbey

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We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design. Steve Albini

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I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars. Fred Allen

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I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old. Kevin J. Anderson

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I did not know at first that it would be a series; I discovered after the first novel that I had more to say about it, so I did another. And another, and then the readers demanded yet more. Piers Anthony

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I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don't want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way. Piers Anthony

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I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along. Piers Anthony

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It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it. Piers Anthony

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No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects. Piers Anthony

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It's hard being a hostage in somebody else's mouth - or a character in somebody else's novel. David Antin

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The reason I love comics more than anything else is that the longest story will be just a few pages. With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening. Sergio Aragones

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Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel. Jeffrey Archer

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Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet once in a bar very late at night, but do not enter into relations. But not for the novel. W. H. Auden

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The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition. W. H. Auden

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The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics. Bille August

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen

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Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it. J. G. Ballard

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Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that Chinese spies penetrated four U.S. weapons research labs and stole important information on seven nuclear warhead designs. Charles Foster Bass

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I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works. Ann Beattie

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People really want to think that these things really happened. I don't know why that important, but I know that when I finish reading a novel or something, I want to know how much of that really happened to this author. Alison Bechdel

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The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment. Daniel Bell

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A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study. Saul Bellow