Spiro T. Agnew - I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.
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William Bennett - I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
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Eric Allin Cornell - When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels.
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Jared Harris - Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused.
[ Books Comic Graphic Great Incredibly Medium Novels]
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Charles Keating - I don't know if she should worry too much, I mean some of our greatest writers have had movies made of their books, lots of Hemingway novels were turned into movies, it doesn't hurt the book.
[ Book Books Greatest Had Hemingway Hurt Into Know Lots Made Mean Movies Much Novels Our She Should Some Their Too Turned Were Worry Writers]
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Frank Keating - I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films.
[ Anything Author Complicated Film Films Good Into Least Life Maybe Mean Novels Terms Think Thought Too Turned Where Which]
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Robert Menzies - All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
[ Art History Humanity Ineffectual Novels Passion Religion Without Would]
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Carroll O'Connor - Novels are longer than life.
[ Life Longer Novels Than]
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- Will Shatner, Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek have already put novels out.
[ Already Jonathan Novels Out Put Shatner Star Trek Will]
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- So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage, whereas the love songs tend to be like novels, you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time.
[ Any Bit Go Into Love More Novels Off Pick Political Shelf Some Songs Tend Them Time Up Ways Whereas]
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- I can't change the past, and I don't think I would. I don't expect to be understood. I like what I've written, the stories and two novels. If I had to give up what I've written in order to be clear of this disease, I wouldn't do it.
[ Change Clear Disease Expect Give Had Novels Order Past Stories Think Two Understood Up Would Written]
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- True stories, autobiographical stories, like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account, before the birth of some of the people in the tale.
[ Account Acts Ago Autobiographical Before Begin Birth Long Novels Some Stories Tale True]
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- Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.
[ Attention Because Diverted Innocence Lot Novels Otherwise Passes Preserves Simply State Writing Your]
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- Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought - whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days.
[ Better Conscious Days Few Find Hard Honest Hours Novelist Novels Out Short Slip Stories Story Than Think Thought Very Weeks Well Whereas Writer]
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- I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected.
[ Book Bought Decided Fiction Figured Formula Found Goodness Had Novels Perfect Rejected Romantic Selection Short Story Studied Thank Them Then Wrote]
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- Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.
[ Aphorisms Bad Novels Reader Stick Teeth]
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- Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them.
[ Always Had Novels Them Wanted Well Write Writing Wrote]
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- I have written two medical novels. I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation.
[ Medical Medicine Never Novels Operation Seen Studied Two Written]
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- I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.
[ Been Going Many Movie Mozart New Novels Reading Writing York]
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- First, people don't read novels off screens, and they don't have a tendency to shell out real money for books when they don't retain anything physically for their money.
[ Anything Books First Money Novels Off Out Physically Read Real Retain Screens Shell Tendency Their]
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- I write novels and other things.
[ Novels Other Things Write]
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- Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
[ Amusing History Love Marriage More Novels Pleasant Reason Same Than]
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- At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
[ Half Inevitable Law Least Must Mystery Novels Once Published Revealed Seem Solution Violate]
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- Others, amounting to four novels and a mess of short stories which I did not think worth preserving, I have done my best to eliminate from the record by refusing all requests for permission to reprint them, and I hope I have done a good job of making them hard to unearth.
[ Best Did Done Eliminate Four Good Hard Hope Job Making Mess Novels Others Permission Preserving Record Refusing Reprint Requests Short Stories Them Think Which Worth]
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- But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books, which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
[ Because Books Into Keeping Novels Out Same Short Stories Things Time Trouble Turn Which Why Write]
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- But I have always - ever since The Accidental Woman - written novels about individuals attempting to make choices in the context of situations over which they have no control.
[ Accidental Always Attempting Choices Context Control Ever Individuals Make Novels Over Since Situations Which Woman Written]
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- I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I'm not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing.
[ Alone Between Choose Conventional Down Ideas Moment Neither Novels Process Ready Settle Them Two Writing Yet]
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- The writer I feel the most affinity with - you said you felt my books are 19th century novels, I think they're 18th century novels - is Fielding, Henry Fielding, he's the guy who does it for me.
[ Affinity Books Century Does Feel Felt Fielding Guy Henry Most Novels Said Think Writer]
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- And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I - but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17. So there wasn't much time.
[ Acting Away Because Compositions Little Much Novels Put Started Stories Them Time Used Write]
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- At a certain point my novels set. They set just as hard as that jam jar. And then I know they are finished.
[ Certain Finished Hard Jam Jar Just Know Novels Point Set Then]
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- Actually my first eight books were historical novels, but they were never published.
[ Actually Books Eight First Historical Never Novels Published Were]
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- I wrote eight full-length adult novels in my twenties. None of them were published.
[ Adult Eight None Novels Published Them Twenties Were Wrote]
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- When I do a novel, I don't really use the script, I use the book; when I did Apocalypse Now, I used Heart of Darkness. Novels usually have so much rich material.
[ Apocalypse Book Darkness Did Heart Material Much Novel Novels Now Really Rich Script Use Used Usually]
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- I also wanted to do something that I hadn't really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both people were extremely intelligent and talented and understood a lot of things and were still at odds getting it together.
[ Almost Also Any Black Both Complex Extremely Getting Hadn Intelligent Lot Love Novels Odds Really Seen Something Still Story Talented Things Together Understood Wanted Were Which]
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- In suspense novels even subplots about relationships have to have conflict.
[ Conflict Even Novels Relationships Suspense]
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- The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law.
[ Answer Easy Fun Law Lot More Novels Practicing Than Writing]
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- Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head. And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.
[ Critical Find Going Head How Indeed Many Novels Other Out Own Really These Thing Things Useful]
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- In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.
[ Black Britain Deal Exist Many Novels Prejudices Problems Today Which]
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- After closely examining my conscience, I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as in the contemporary ones.
[ After Closely Conscience Contemporary Content Examining Historical Intended Just Modern Novels Ones State Up-To-Date Venture]
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- Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.
[ Answers Asking Author Composer Expecting Historical History Melody Novels Provide Radio Teach Transmission]
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- Henry Miller wrote novels, but he calls his protagonist Henry, often Henry Miller, and his books are in this gray area between memoir and novel.
[ Area Between Books Calls Gray Henry His Memoir Miller Novel Novels Often Protagonist Wrote]
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- The reason Saul Bellow doesn't talk to me anymore is because he knows his new novels are not worth reading.
[ Anymore Because Bellow His Knows New Novels Reading Reason Talk Worth]
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- My second book, Follow Me Down had some success, got good critical notices, went into a second printing and things like that, but Shiloh was by far the most successful of those first five novels.
[ Book Critical Down Far First Five Follow Good Got Had Into Most Notices Novels Printing Second Shiloh Some Success Successful Things Those Went]
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- At one point I intended to write precursor and sequel novels, about the establishment of the Web and its next evolution, but I am very unlikely to now; they would take place in a different universe.
[ Am Different Establishment Evolution Intended Next Novels Now Place Point Precursor Sequel Take Universe Unlikely Very Web Would Write]
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- I have heard of novels started in the middle, at the end, written in patches to be joined together later, but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this.
[ Desire End Felt Heard Joined Later Middle Never Novels Patches Slightest Started Together Written]
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- Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort.
[ Beauty Because Concentrating Effort Novels Prose Right Today Up Wasted Writing Your]
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- Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it's a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.
[ Always Awards Battle Between Big Doomed Funny Get Great Novel Novels Serious]
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- Of the first seven novels I wrote, numbers four and five were published. Numbers one, two, three, six, and seven, have never seen the light of day... and rightly so.
[ Day First Five Four Light Never Novels Numbers Published Rightly Seen Seven Six Three Two Were Wrote]
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- The real question is: How do you react? What do you do next? Evade responsibilities? Bury yourself in work? What do you do? All three of my novels take up that question, although none gives an answer.
[ Although Answer Bury Evade Gives How Next None Novels Question React Real Responsibilities Take Three Up Work Yourself]
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- I don't mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction, On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.
[ Better Contrary Fiction Functions Genre Literary Mean Most Novels Only Perform Than Two]
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- I've written 16 children's books and five unpublished novels. Some of the latter were breathtakingly bad.
[ Bad Books Children Five Latter Novels Some Unpublished Were Written]
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- If you enjoy math and you write novels, it's very rare that you'll get a chance to put your math into a novel. I leapt at the chance.
[ Chance Enjoy Get Into Math Novel Novels Put Rare Very Write Your]
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- Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly based on semi-autobiographical experiences, so adapting novels was a very different experience.
[ Adapting Based Comedies Different Experience Experiences Had Made Many Novels Slightly Sweden Very Were]
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- I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my books did so well in France. He said it was because in my novels people both act and think. I got a kick out of that.
[ Act Ago Asked Because Books Both Couple Critic Did France French Got Kick Novels Out Said Think Well Why Years]
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- I used to get criticized for putting food in novels.
[ Criticized Food Get Novels Putting Used]
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- French novels generally treat of the relations of women to the world and to lovers, after marriage; consequently there is a great deal in French novels about adultery, about improper relations between the sexes, about many things which the English public would not allow.
[ Adultery After Allow Between Consequently Deal English French Generally Great Improper Lovers Many Marriage Novels Public Relations Sexes Things Treat Which Women World Would]
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- I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book. Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself.
[ Begun Book Hopefully Itself Never Novels Once Out Plot Reveals Story Terms Tone]
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- I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it. Mostly because novels and films are so different, and I'm such an internal novelist.
[ Because Different Film Films Internal Mostly Never Novel Novelist Novels See Such While Writing]
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- On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy tales and dreamy poems of another world.
[ Another Fairy Followed Novels Other Poems Still Tales World Wrote]
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- Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.
[ Back Barbarity Bit Humanity Into Novels Reading Save Your]
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- I try to keep all my novels in print. Sometimes publishers don't agree with me as to their worth.
[ Agree Keep Novels Print Publishers Sometimes Their Try Worth]
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- It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
[ Bad Good Makes Novels Sentiments]
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- I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain, in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
[ Books Calling Describe Elsewhere Insist Novels Publishers Spain States Them United Works]
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- I have assiduously avoided calling my books novels.
[ Avoided Books Calling Novels]
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- I know that many writers have had to write under censorship and yet produced good novels; for instance, Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship.
[ Catholic Censorship Cervantes Good Had Instance Know Many Novels Produced Quixote Under Write Writers Wrote Yet]
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- I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.
[ Biography Imagination Imagined Interesting More Novels Personal Place Proudest Richer Suppose Than Them Think World]
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- You don't want to dwell on your enemies, you know. I basically feel so superior to my critics for the simple reason that they haven't done what I do. Most book reviewers haven't written 11 novels. Many of them haven't written one.
[ Basically Book Critics Done Dwell Enemies Feel Haven Know Many Most Novels Reason Reviewers Simple Superior Them Want Written Your]
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- My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
[ Compete Dream Entertain Fiction Form Ideas Inform Marketplace Movies Novels Remains Through]
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- I really enjoy writing novels. It's like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off.
[ Boat Build Enjoy Just Novels Ocean Off Really Take Writing]
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- But novels are never about what they are about; that is, there is always deeper, or more general, significance. The author may not be aware of this till she is pretty far along with it.
[ Along Always Author Aware Deeper Far General May More Never Novels Pretty She Significance Till]
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- I've had three novels published, and I was working a little bit in theater in Ireland. I wrote one film script just to see what it would turn out like.
[ Bit Film Had Ireland Just Little Novels Out Published Script See Theater Three Turn Working Would Wrote]
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- Time spent researching varies from book to book. Some novels require months, even years of research, others very little. I try to do most of my research before I begin but inevitably questions emerge during the writing.
[ Before Begin Book During Emerge Even Inevitably Little Months Most Novels Others Questions Require Research Researching Some Spent Time Try Varies Very Writing Years]
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- Heaven knows, I've exposed myself in my novels through the use of fantasy and imagination... now my new book is about what really happened to me... not my heroines.
[ Book Exposed Fantasy Happened Heaven Heroines Imagination Knows Myself New Novels Now Really Through Use]
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- All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.
[ Bisexual Great Novels True]
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- The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
[ Astonish Being Cease Dim Discoveries Existence Forgotten Great However Human Light Man May Never Novelists Novels Old Perpetually Radiates Thus Time Will]
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- I've seen novels that have grown out of one story in a collection. But it hasn't occurred to me to take any of those stories and build on them. They seem very finished for me, so I don't feel like going back and dredging them up.
[ Any Back Build Collection Feel Finished Going Grown Hasn Novels Occurred Out Seem Seen Stories Story Take Them Those Up Very]
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- I've written six novels and four pieces of nonfiction, so I don't really have a genre these days.
[ Days Four Genre Nonfiction Novels Pieces Really Six These Written]
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- In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences of what happens in a story in the next book. That you do in mine.
[ Book Consequences Detective Happens Mine Never Next Novels Ordinary See Story]
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- I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets.
[ Culture Draw Entertaining Films Good Great Just Make Music Novels Story Streets Tell Try Trying Upon]
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- In Hollywood we acquire the finest novels in order to smell the leather bindings.
[ Acquire Finest Hollywood Leather Novels Order Smell]
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- If I had killed Crow off I can think of least six novels I would never have written, 400,000 words' worth of very necessary experience.
[ Crow Experience Had Killed Least Necessary Never Novels Off Six Think Very Words Worth Would Written]
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- The novels take longer to write than the picture book texts, and they do take a different sort of concentration. However, a very short, simple story that works well is just as exciting to me as any longer and more complex book.
[ Any Book Complex Concentration Different Exciting However Just Longer More Novels Picture Short Simple Sort Story Take Texts Than Very Well Works Write]
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- I used to go with my parents and loved it, I was in school plays, and I started reading plays before I started reading novels. I'll defend it to the hilt. When theatre is good it is fabulous.
[ Before Defend Fabulous Go Good Hilt Loved Novels Parents Plays Reading School Started Theatre Used]
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- I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.
[ Catalogue Entertaining Half More Much Nothing Novels Read Sooner Than Would Written]
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- I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime.
[ Chance Child Did Fulltime Novels School Started Until Write Youngest]
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- This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels. The characters are very Indian. I decided that I wanted to do a comedy, so this was just the right one.
[ Amusing Characters Comedy Decided His Human Indian Just Most Novels Right Very Wanted Witty]
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- Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be.
[ Been Bring Double General Likely Loss Manners Men Money Never Novels Readers Representing Robbing Romance Their Them Things Time Writers]
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- After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it.
[ After Around Dissatisfied Doom Gave Much Novels Romantic See These Three Time Up Way Writing Yet]
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- It always strikes me how almost unbelievably bad are the early versions of my novels.
[ Almost Always Bad Early How Novels Strikes Unbelievably Versions]
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- I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it.
[ Abruptly After Artificial Away Bestowed Characters Had Item Noticed Novels Often Past Pine Placed Some Treasured Where World Would]
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- In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space... But you laid the foundation for space tourism.
[ Able Being Could Fiction Foundation Go Laid Novels Only Ordinary Past Read Science Space Tourism]
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- All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries.
[ Actually Being Documentaries Documentary Dramas Events Fictions Films Great Human Into Just Make Might Nature Novels Otherwise Situations Tell Tied Truth Us Well Without]
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- They say great themes make great novels. but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women.
[ Great Greater Make Men Novels Say Than Theme Themes These Understand Women Writers Young]
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- I am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of the vast consumer cultures of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large.
[ Am Consumer Create Cultures Large Literature Mere Novels Reflections Serious Themselves Those Tokyo Vast Which Wish Works World Writers]
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- I don't see novels ending with any real sense of closure.
[ Any Closure Ending Novels Real See Sense]
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- All of my novels are democracies.
[ Democracies Novels]
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- The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do. There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient. But in real and lasting writing the character is.
[ Certainly Character Characters Full Genres Lasting Legitimate Novels Real Say Simply Sufficient Which World Writing]
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- I have written every one of my novels to convince somebody of something.
[ Convince Every Novels Somebody Something Written]
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- I write novels because there is something I don't understand in reality.
[ Because Novels Reality Something Understand Write]
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- The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.
[ Characters Exhausts His Imitates Men Novels Possibilities Settles Stories Them Writer]
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- I've made seventeen or eighteen films now, only two of which have been original screenplays, all the others have been based on short stories or novels, and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation.
[ Adaptation Based Been Eighteen Films Find Ideal Long Made Novels Now Only Original Others Screenplays Seventeen Short Stories Story Two Which]
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- I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world.
[ Between Doing Enjoy Gives Journalism Move Novels Obviously Opportunity Outside Prefer Seriously Take Very World Writing]
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- I was pretty dead set against ever writing an academic novel. It's always been my view that there are already more than enough academic novels and that most of them aren't any good. Most of them are self-conscious and bitter, the work of people who want to settle grudges.
[ Academic Against Already Always Any Been Bitter Dead Enough Ever Good Grudges More Most Novel Novels Pretty Self-Conscious Set Settle Than Them View Want Work Writing]
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- Movies have to handle time very efficiently. They're about stringing scenes together in the present. Novels aren't necessarily about that.
[ Efficiently Handle Movies Necessarily Novels Present Scenes Stringing Time Together Very]
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- When I look back over my novels what I find is that when I think I'm finished with a theme, I'm generally not. And usually themes will recur from novel to novel in odd, new guises.
[ Back Find Finished Generally Guises Look New Novel Novels Odd Over Recur Theme Themes Think Usually Will]
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- Between Scott on the earlier side and Dickens and Thackeray on the other, there was an immense production of novels, illustrated by not a few names which should rank high in the second class, while some would promote more than one of them to the first.
[ Between Class Dickens Earlier Few First High Illustrated Immense More Names Novels Other Production Promote Rank Scott Second Should Side Some Than Them Which While Would]
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- Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
[ Life More Novel Novels Often Resemble Resembles Than]
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- In effect I am not a novelist, but rather a failed essayist who started to write novels because he didn't know how to write essays.
[ Am Because Effect Essays Failed How Know Novelist Novels Rather Started Write]
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- I have often heard that the novel is dead. But I see novels produced, I don't know how many a week, in France. I have the impression it's carrying along quite well.
[ Along Carrying Dead France Heard How Impression Know Many Novel Novels Often Produced Quite See Week Well]
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- Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.
[ Dialogues Fled Form Into Liberal Novels Our Practical School Time Wisdom]
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- Novels tend to end as the Paternoster begins: with the kingdom of God on earth.
[ Begins Earth End God Kingdom Novels Tend]
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- I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.
[ Accuracy Action Always Attitudes Authenticity Based Because Believable County Customs Exploring Important Novels Researching Setting Spend Their Think Time Using Very]
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- Writing novels is the most exciting.
[ Exciting Most Novels Writing]
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- The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance.
[ Called Century Dramas Frank Glorification Great Joys Later Life Love May Novels Period Renaissance Rise Their Third Thirteenth Together]
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- Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil; I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village, I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai; and I saw their elimination by electric lights.
[ Beloved Chinese Electric Elimination Gas Invading Lamps Life Lights Novels Oil Own Read Saw Shanghai Shops Standard Their Vegetable Village Within]
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- But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms.
[ Enjoyed Fiction Hope Novels Own Science Terms Their Think Understood]
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- In most conventional novels, God is not allowed to be nuts. Nor are nuts allowed to be God.
[ Allowed Conventional God Most Nor Novels Nuts]
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- Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short story collections at all; they bring them out in paperback, often disguised as novels.
[ Bring Collections Disguised Most Novels Often Out Paperback Publish Publishers Reluctant Seem Short Story Them Very]
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- I mean, there are many other directors who are probably both more skilled and excited to adapt novels or work within certain genre conventions. I'd like to do that kind of work someday, but for better or worse I'm too drawn by my own material.
[ Adapt Better Both Certain Conventions Directors Drawn Excited Genre Kind Many Material Mean More Novels Other Own Probably Skilled Someday Too Within Work Worse]
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- Someone wrote a piece about Henry Green in The Partisan Review that was so intriguing that I got one of his novels, Loving, I believe, which was the first that came to attention in the United States.
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- By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
[ Areas Asking Authors Done Excel Genres How Learn Lot Mechanics Novels Possible Questions Reading Speak Things Variety Various Which Writing]
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- I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church.
[ Characters Church Go Novels Profanity Use]
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- Actually, the 14 novels were written over a period of just over 6 years.
[ Actually Just Novels Over Period Were Written Years]
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- For the novels I wrote before selling anything, I didn't outline much. I had a vague idea of the story.
[ Anything Before Had Idea Much Novels Outline Selling Story Vague Wrote]
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- In the first year, 1988, I wrote and sold 3 novels.
[ First Novels Sold Wrote Year]
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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.
[ Also Bruce Data Identities Legal Name Novels Other Own Property Public Sterling Two Under Vote Which Write]
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- The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
[ Actual Assume Blue Core Incorrect Lie Murders Novels Rose Solutions Status Three Truth Various Which Yield]
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- There were a lot of adventure books for boys, historical novels by Kenneth Roberts, and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth.
[ Adventure Alarmed Books Boys Corrupt Eager Historical Imagined Innocent Kenneth Librarian Lot Might Mystery Novels Roberts Were Whatever Youth]
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- If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.
[ Considered Myself Novels Really Screenplays Writer Writing]
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- I've written only two novels, but they're both long ones, and they each took a decade to write.
[ Both Decade Each Long Novels Ones Only Took Two Write Written]
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- My novels aren't really generated by a single conceptual spark; it's more a process of many different elements that come together unexpectedly over a long period of time.
[ Come Conceptual Different Elements Generated Long Many More Novels Over Period Process Really Single Spark Time Together Unexpectedly]
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- There's an expectation these days that novels - like any other consumer product - should be made on a production line, with one dropping from the conveyor belt every couple of years.
[ Any Belt Consumer Conveyor Couple Days Dropping Every Expectation Line Made Novels Other Product Production Should These Years]
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- Perhaps, all writers walk such a line. In general - as we all do in our dreams - I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels, male as well as female.
[ Believe Characters Dreams Female General Into Line Male Myself Novels Our Perhaps Put Something Such Walk Well Writers]
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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.
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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.
[ Again Characters Consciously End Ever Novels Point Try Where Won Wonder]
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- I save the best of myself for novels, and I believe it shows.
[ Believe Best Myself Novels Save Shows]
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- I spend about a year between novels.
[ Between Novels Spend Year]
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- It seems to me that good novels celebrate the mystery in ordinary life, and summing it all up in psychological terms strips the mystery away.
[ Away Celebrate Good Life Mystery Novels Ordinary Psychological Seems Strips Terms Up]
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- I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books.
[ Big Books Budget Comic Films Graphic Heart Idea Making More Novels Than]
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- Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.
[ Anything Builds Certainly Done Gives Itself Life Meaning More Nothing Novels Roads Sex Writes]
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- When I wrote The Onion Field, I realized that my first two novels were just practice.
[ Field First Just Novels Onion Practice Realized Two Were Wrote]
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- When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I'd generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they'd turn into novels. I was biased toward music.
[ Biased First Generate Get Ideas Into Music Novels Songs Started Stories Then Toward Turn Via Would Writing]
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- I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
[ Composing Each Just Meet Novels Other Unwritten Wonder Wrong]
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- I didn't want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be.
[ Already Arbitrary Biography Challenge Did Especially Game Might Nor Novels Rules Since Those Want Write]
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- I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce, just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
[ Bad Continued Did Early Fortunately Just Nobody Novels Plays Produce Publishing Unkindness Which Would Writing]
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- I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle's, on the dining table.
[ Behind Closed Developed Dining Door Habit Novels Table Uncle Writing]
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- I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you.
[ Anywhere Architecture Everywhere Hits Lot Music Novels Plays Take]
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- I hated historical novels with fluttering cloaks.
[ Fluttering Hated Historical Novels]
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- I don't like to read novels where the novelist tells me what to think about the situation and the characters. I prefer to discover for myself.
[ Characters Discover Myself Novelist Novels Prefer Read Situation Tells Think Where]
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- Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
[ Author Down Drops Every Grade Ladder Letters Make Novels Papers Printed Really Rung Unable Wants Writes]
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- I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is, and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer in spirit to poetry than to novels.
[ Believe Best Closer Different Form Novel Novels Perhaps Poetry Seem Short Spirit Stories Story Than]
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- You have to be kind of clued into them, they are a world of their own, and most people find them disappointing because the best short stories are not constructed like novels.
[ Because Best Clued Constructed Disappointing Find Into Kind Most Novels Own Short Stories Their Them World]
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