Quotes: novelist

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  • Vladimir Nabokov
    Vladimir Nabokov
    American writer and poet 1899-1977
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    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
  • Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess
    British writer, criticus 1917-1993
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    A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although... he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
  • C. S. Forester
    C. S. Forester
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    A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
  • Joan Collins
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    According to my sister, the expert novelist Jackie Collins, most men stray. And sex doesn't mean anything to most men. But I wouldn't date a man who slept around. Absolutely not. I've divorced people for that.
  • Caio Fonseca
    Caio Fonseca
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    All my siblings became artists. One's a novelist, my brother is a painter, my sister was a costume designer.
  • Carl Hiaasen
    Carl Hiaasen
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    All novels are about crime. You'd be hard pressed to find any novel that does not have an element of crime. I don't see myself as a crime novelist, but there are crimes in my books. That's the nature of storytelling, if you want to reflect the real world.
  • Being a novelist and being a mother have exactly coincided in my life: the call from my agent saying that I had a contract for my first novel - that was on my answering phone message when I got back from the hospital with my first child.
  • Beth Henley
    Beth Henley
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    But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.
  • Ian Mcewan
    Ian Mcewan
    English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
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    By measuring individual human worth, the novelist reveals the full enormity of the State's crime when it sets out to crush that individuality.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?
  • Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd
    English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-
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    Freud was just a novelist.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Historian - an unsuccessful novelist.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
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    I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint. I was programmed to be a novelist or a playwright. But I'm not.
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