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English author of romance novels 1901-2000
A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
American poet 1941-
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.
American educator and author 1867-1963
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.
British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist 1956-
A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
Caroline B. Cooney
American author 1947-
Actually my first eight books were historical novels, but they were never published.
Iranian-Kurdish film director, producer and writer 1969-
Actually, the only thing I regret is not making more underground films and bringing them with me as historical documents.
English American author 1954-
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
German philosopher 1770-1831
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.
American legal scholar 1954-
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
English writer 1874-1936
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
American critic and biographer 1885-1950
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.
American playwright 1945-2005
For me, the original play becomes an historical document: This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else.
American actor 1968-
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.
British author of history, novels, biographies and detective 1932-
I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
American author 1951-
I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
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