Novel Related Quotes



“Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled.”

Dean Koontz


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“To be a classic, a novel should be original.”

Ruth Rendell


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“Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled.”

Dean Koontz


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“A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.”

Richard Schickel


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“It's a novel idea. Where it's unique is that if directors don't meet internally based targets, they get nothing.”

Charles Elson


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“Today's payslip has more deductions than a Sherlock Holmes novel.”

Raymond Cvikota


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“Lipstick Jungle: A Novel,”

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 write easily, let's put it that way. And in a novel particularly, the characters take over. And they tell me what to say and they tell me what they're doing. And I'm a third of the way into a novel and then I just let the characters finish it for me.”

Andrew Greeley


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

Ray Anderson


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