Quotations that match 'essay'.

A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out. Virginia Woolf
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I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake. Leslie Fiedler
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Why, in such a case, should the performer essay any sort of considered approach at all? Brian Ferneyhough
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I love to run smart essays and commentary. But it doesn't replace the other kind of reporting. Tina Brown
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The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective. Manuel Puig
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I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards. Galen Rowell
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The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college. Tony Hillerman
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I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright, or essayist. Jose Saramago
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I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel. Alain de Botton
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The essays are different because ultimately it's things I'm interested in, and I'm really just writing about myself and using those subjects as a prism. Chuck Klosterman
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There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die. Sharon Olds
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I'm older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that. Joan Collins
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I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay. Dylan Thomas
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Maybe I will write a memoir, perhaps I'll do some essays, or maybe I will write a mystery story. David Herbert Donald
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To love is to believe, to hope, to know; Tis an essay, a taste of Heaven below! Edmund Waller
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I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up. Lenny Bruce
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The point of the essay is to change things. Edward Tufte
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I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it. Diane Cilento
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I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. Donna Tartt
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I'm trying to put more elements of the essay into my writing. Ryszard Kapuscinski
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To spend this particular year reading essays to Dennis Robertson as one's supervisor, and, simultaneously, enjoying membership of the group round Keynes was indeed an intellectual treat. James Meade
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I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page... sunrise over the desert and masses of... a whole essay before you get to the dialogue. Anthony Hopkins
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Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit. Frederick Pollock
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What I'm exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality. It's an area that I'm curious about, and I'm researching it to see if there's a photographic essay in it for me. If images don't start to come, I'll go to something else. Leonard Nimoy
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In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease. Constance Baker Motley
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One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case. James Payn
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The essays are very solipsistic and self-absorbed, I'm totally conscious of that. To me, book writing is fun, and I basically just write about things that are entertaining to myself. Chuck Klosterman
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Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays. Karl Kraus
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A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Tse-Tung
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Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions. Margaret Fuller
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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. Jose Saramago
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I don't like writing essays or theory. Adrian Mitchell
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I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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