Quotes: novels

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  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.
  • Actually my first eight books were historical novels, but they were never published.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
    Honoré de Balzac
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    All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
  • 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.
  • Anatole Broyard
    Anatole Broyard
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    Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    Democritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman without thinking of her as a woman. If he had read a few of our novels, he would have torn himself to pieces.
  • Bob Mayer
    Bob Mayer
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    First novels tend to be blood-lettings, and they're focused on you, not the reader.
  • Good novels are produced by people who voluntarily isolate themselves and go deep, and report from the depths on what they find.
  • Hope E. L .James doesn't think I'm being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer's dream.
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
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    I consciously try to end my novels at a point where I won't have to wonder about my characters ever again.
  • Anne McCaffrey
    Anne McCaffrey
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    I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
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    I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote.
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