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  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
    American poet 1941-
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    A lot of my poems either have historical sequences or other kinds of chronological grids where I'm locating myself in time. I like to feel oriented, and I like to orient the reader at the beginning of a poem.
  • Edith Hamilton
    Edith Hamilton
    American educator and author 1867-1963
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    A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
  • Andy Goldsworthy
    Andy Goldsworthy
    British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist 1956-
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    A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
  • Caroline B. Cooney
    Caroline B. Cooney
    American author 1947-
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    Actually my first eight books were historical novels, but they were never published.
  • Bahman Ghobadi
    Bahman Ghobadi
    Iranian-Kurdish film director, producer and writer 1969-
    Bahman Ghobadi
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    Actually, the only thing I regret is not making more underground films and bringing them with me as historical documents.
  • Caroline Lawrence
    Caroline Lawrence
    English American author 1954-
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    After I had written seventeen full-length mysteries, two volumes of mini-mysteries, a travel guide and some quiz books, not to mention a spin-off Roman Mystery Scrolls series, I thought it was time I moved to new historical pastures.
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    German philosopher 1770-1831
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    America is, therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World's history shall reveal itself. It is a land of desire for all those who are weary of the historical lumber-room of Old Europe.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    At least since 1947, the historical record seems to support a simple conclusion: If you want the American economy to grow, you ought to put a Democrat in the Oval Office.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.
  • Carl Clinton Van Doren
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
    American critic and biographer 1885-1950
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    Familiar life, tending to sordidness, had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized; historical detail had been brought in to teach readers who were being entertained.
  • August Wilson
    August Wilson
    American playwright 1945-2005
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    For me, the original play becomes an historical document: This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else.
  • Aaron Eckhart
    Aaron Eckhart
    American actor 1968-
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    I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.
  • Antonia Fraser
    Antonia Fraser
    British author of history, novels, biographies and detective 1932-
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    I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
  • Anita Diamant
    Anita Diamant
    American author 1951-
    Anita Diamant
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    I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
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