Best 1 170 of Novel quotes - MyQuotes
If the novel is dying, I see no chance that dismembering it will revive it.
Anthropological fieldwork is so much like writing a novel. You don't know what the hell is going on.
We can't behave like people in novels, though, can we?
Despite how lonely or broken down you might feel, we need you with us helping to make the world better, kinder and safer, especially for the little girls coming up.
It's more like how some people can't help but bring out the not necessarily righteous parts of your personality. Like how you meet someone and instantly know they're a full-time professional victim, and no matter how hard you try, something takes over and you can't help needling them.
I believe a novel should be as complicated and involved as you're capable of making it.
... the old Berlin – last vestige of a mysterious fête – wheeled away from the gravelled road and went lurching noiselessly across country over a grass-grown track. Beyond the hedge nothing could be seen of it but the driver's cap bobbing up and down.
Everyone makes mistakes, but only a few could forgive. Padahal ada banyak kesalahan yang hanya perlu dimaafkan, bukan dihukum. An eye for an eye will make us all blind.
You’ve lied to me. You’ve hid things from me. How dare you talk to me like we’re still friends, like we ever mattered to you at all?--Sydney Field
To be honest with you, I don't have the words to make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about, and I have a heart; a heart that's aching to see you smile again. lines from Love Vs Destiny...
The novel tradition is the closest thing I have to a religion, and being a part of that tradition means a lot to me. I don't really see - I never have seen - why I should have to forfeit that feeling, or hope, of belonging, just because the stories I want to tell are close to my own experience.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
If I could write a novel while I'm walking, I probably would.
A moment later, Vesta became aware that her life was passing her by in that busy city, where no man could capture her heart… What if she married someone, who wasn’t mentally prepared to keep his Zoroastrian identity intact? Or what if her future husband was forced to convert to Islam? What if he tried to force her to convert as well? What if he suddenly decided to become an extremist and called for Sharia Laws in Kurdland? She shivered at the thought.
If you love somebody then tell them how you feel dont be scared of their reaction or rejection life is too short. you should take a chance and if things dont work out as you plan dont worry cuz life moves on and true love will be waiting for you again.
The longest piece of literature I've read lately was a tattoo on this biker I picked up last night. It said, If you're this close, you've gotta suck it.
I am the happiest person on this world, who has never seen ups and downs in life. I got whatever I wished for… And I woke up!
V. S. Naipaul
I've never abandoned the novel.
I'm constantly trying to figure out how to crack that mystery; how to make a novel that has a sense of immediacy of a short story. I try to do that and I'll try it again, but I'll never get it.
I’m an idiot for trying to avoid these feelings because they have caused me pain in the past.
The best picture has not yet been painted; the greatest poem is still unsung; the mightiest novel remains to be written; the divinest music has not been conceived, even by Bach. In science, probably ninety-nine percent of the knowable has not yet been discovered.
How you spend your time when you are not working or studying says everything about who you are and what is motivating your life.
For what was it about books that once finished left the reader in a bit of a haze and made them reread the last few sentences in order to continue the ringing in their hearts a while longer, so as not to let the silence illumine the fact that reading, they had gained something — distance, a lesson, a companion, a new world — but now, after the last full stop, they had lost something palpable and felt a little emptier than before.
For it is clear immediately: human life as such is a defeat. All we can do in the face of that ineluctable defeat called life is to try to understand it. That - that is the raison d'être of the art of the novel.
The right things often happen for the wrong reason.
There's a water cycle. Water never goes away. It never dies or is destroyed. It just changed from form to form in a continuous cycle. On a hot summer day, you've drunk water that a dinosaur drank. You might have cried tears that Alexander the Great cried. So I'm returning Eli's energy - his spirit - and all that it contained. His life. His music. His memories. His loves. All the beautiful things in him. I give to the water so he can live that way now. Form to form. Energy to energy. Maybe I'll meet my son again in the rain or in the ocean. Maybe he hasn't touched my face for the last time.
A novel is basically a series of short stories wedged together, sometimes with shaky bridges.
A novel is written not to be judged, but experienced.
One thing you learn about the novel as a form is that it's always smarter than you are.
Vane’s lips tightened to suppress a smile. “Why so hostile, love?” “You whacked me on the head with a ball!” “You deserved it.
The crazed man, after he was satisfied, placed his hands around the throat of the helpless Irish girl and squeezed powerfully. He continued his attack, until he was certain Beverley was dead. He turned his back to the wall and masturbated, squealing in delight when he was done. He then composed himself, straightened his clothes, and ascended the steps. Hopefully, he thought, the tide would wash away the body before morning.
His eyes were like two wafers of slate, grey and lifeless.
I am, as it were, the created creating—a paradox, for all its rhetorical trappings, at the beating heart of our shared human journey, and one I invite you to struggle with just as I have while, day in and day out, word by word and line by line, constructing a fictitious autobiography for myself in these pages.
I've never read a young adult novel, though. I'm sure I would love it, but I've never read one.
This was a crime of passion, but unlike most crimes of passion, it had been meticulously and diabolically well-planned.
Doubt you’d find anyone as dashingly charming as me
She said, 'It is filled with all the words for how I want you.
The incredible stability in inflation is really a novel human experience. And the inflation is being the result of money.
Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short story collections at all; they bring them out in paperback, often disguised as novels.
Dead. Supposedly Suicide. That's how they'll kill Michael too. Make it look like a suicide or an accident of some sort.
Great novels are always a little more intelligent than their authors.
Gentleman: An imaginary creature found in Jane Austen novels.
It seems to me that the basic plot of all historical novels is a romance swept aside by history.
A novel captures essence that is not possible in any other form.
Najviše volim sasvim čista, laka, skromna seljačka vina, bez naročitog imena, kojih može mnogo da se popije i čiji okus tako prijatno i svesrdno podsjeća na selo, na zemlju, na nebo i lugove.
People believe in everything except the reality.
In most conventional novels, God is not allowed to be nuts. Nor are nuts allowed to be God.
You write your first novel with the desperation of the damned. You're afraid that you'll never write anything else, ever again.
Santonu Kumar Dhar
I love you so much. Our love is eternal.
A good novel cannot be too long or a bad novel too short.
Good novels are not written, they are rewritten. Great novels are diamonds mined from layered rewrites.