Novel Related Quotes



“The novel asks the question, why shouldn't a woman be as successful as a man, and what does it take to get there? And if a woman wants to have a successful career, a happy marriage, and children... what personal sacrifices does she need to make?”

Candace Bushnell


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“Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.”

Kurt Vonnegut


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“I hadn't read the novel Bleak House . I'd read Dickens, but not this novel. I'd read several of his great novels, though I think it's different if you read them when you're young. You appreciate the storytelling, the stand-out characters, but you don't appreciate his ability as a writer, the depth of his humanity. He writes about everything, the rich, the poor, the prisons, the law courts, the country houses, the orphans and the families. I read the script for Bleak House and I was tentative about it. I'd told the producers, 'I don't do television.' But they charmed me and I did actually read the novel. I was captivated.”

Gillian Anderson


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“It's a novel approach and very clever. This is a new level of leasing activity, so Grand Junction may be unique. I don't know of this approach being done before.”

Sam Mamet


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“Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel”

Jane Smiley


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“A dutch novel is like a lame coitus”

Annie M.g. Schmidt


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“Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.”

Daphne Du Maurier


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“I mean, if you think about a writer, you're going to write a novel that takes several months, but there's never a time you're doing anything more than shoving one word up against the next. And clusters of those words make sentences and paragraphs and a chapter. You just try to maintain the same voice and the same attitude so it sounds like the same person wrote the last chapter that wrote the first chapter.”

Chuck Close


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“It's like watching an unbelievable movie or novel unfold.”

Ray Anderson


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“The novel can be read simply as a story which you can skip if you want. It can be read as a story you will get more out of if you don't skip.”

Malcolm Lowry


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