Novel Quotes

β€œWhile we read a novel, we are...

β€œWhile we read a novel, we are insane - bonkers.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
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"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romanti...

"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky." ALAN MOORE
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"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romanti...

"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky." β€” Alan Moore
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"At least half the mystery novels published v...

"At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable." β€” Raymond Chandler
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"Life isn't divided into genres. It's a horrifying, romanti...

"Life isn't divided into genres. It's a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction, cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky" - Alan Moore
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"We are secrets to each other, each one's life a novel no one...

"We are secrets to each other, each one's life a novel no one else has read. Even joined in bonds of love, we're linked to one another by such slender threads." ~Neil Peart (Rush -Entre Nous)
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"All of the true things that I am about to tell you are...

"All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies." - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (relating the first sentence of The Books of Bokonon in his novel Cat's Cradle)
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"A good novel tells us the truth about...

"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author." β€” G. K. Chesterton
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"I can't understand why a person will ta...

"I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars." β€” Fred Allen
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"There are three rules for writing ...

"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." β€” W. Somerset Maugham
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"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel...

"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." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
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"You forget what you want to remember, ...

"You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget." (Author :Cormac McCarthy Novel: The road)
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You give me the k...

You give me the kind of feeling people write novels about.
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"We age alongside the novels we've read, and only one of us active...

"We age alongside the novels we've read, and only one of us actively deteriorating. Which is to say that a novel is perishable only by virtue of being stored in such a leaky cask: our heads." - Tom Bissel
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Every novel is a...

Every novel is a mystery novel if you never finish it.
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"There are three rules for writing ...

"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." β€” W. Somerset Maugham
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"There are three rules for writing a...

"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." -- William Somerset Maugham
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[on writing] "Even if you only do...

[on writing] "Even if you only do one page a day, in 365 days you get a bloody long novel." - Alan Sillitoe
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β€˜We deny ourselves so that we can enjoy. You have heard of ...

β€˜We deny ourselves so that we can enjoy. You have heard of rich men in the north who eat salted foods, so that they can be thirsty...’ from Graham Greene’s novel The Power and the Glory
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"At least half the mystery novels published v...

"At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable." β€” Raymond Chandler
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"I'm not the protagonist of a novel or anything. I'm just a college student who likes t...

"I'm not the protagonist of a novel or anything. I'm just a college student who likes to read, like you could find anywhere. But... if, for argument's sake, you were to write a story with me in the lead role, it would certainly be... a tragedy."-Ken Kaneki Tokyo Ghoul.
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You give me the k...

You give me the kind of feeling people write novels about.
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You cannot always wait for the perfect ti...

You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump. β€” Susie Orman Schnall, The Balance Project: A Novel
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"I don't know how old I am, only that I'm too young to wonder if...

"I don't know how old I am, only that I'm too young to wonder if I asked the right questions in the past and too old to hope the future will bring me all the answers." -Daytripper(The Graphic Novel)
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"Once upon a time I discovered Samuel Butler [of 'The Way of All Flesh'], the second-best novel i...

"Once upon a time I discovered Samuel Butler [of 'The Way of All Flesh'], the second-best novel in the English language. I say the second-best, so that, if you remind me of Tom Jones, or The Mayor of Casterbridge, or any other that you fancy, I can say, of course, that one is the best." A. A. Milne
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History is a novel ...

History is a novel whose author is the people. -Alfred de Vigny
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"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a m...

"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter." -- Moist von Lipwig, in Terry Pratchetts 2004 novel "Going Postal"
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A good novel distracts you from how shitty l...

A good novel distracts you from how shitty life is. A great novel makes you realize that life is shitty in ways you never even thought of.
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"A finger blast from L...

"A finger blast from Lucifer..." - The Devil is a Part Timer light novel
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I’m tired of the past. I was there, r...

I’m tired of the past. I was there, remember? Once was enough. -- Aline Ohanesian from the novel _Orhan's Inheritance_
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I'd rather read the worst n...

I'd rather read the worst novel ever written than sit through the best movie ever made.
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"All novels, poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it o...

"All novels, poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is." - John Steinbeck
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"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romanti...

"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky." β€” Alan Moore
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Those whom life does not cure ...

Those whom life does not cure death will. -Cormac McCarthy (from his novel All the Pretty Horses)
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"The unspooling of ink has brought me much comfort...

"The unspooling of ink has brought me much comfort always, and often have I written what I would not speak." From the novel The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
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Money allows a man to spend his days with oil paints....

Money allows a man to spend his days with oil paints. Money allows a man to write novels uninterrupted. - Markus Almond (Motivational Quotes To Get The Blood Moving)
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'One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder ...

'One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.' - Aldous Huxley from the novel: A Brave New World
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"If we can judge our fellow-creatures at all, which is doubtful, it...

"If we can judge our fellow-creatures at all, which is doubtful, it is by the books they read, and by those which, having read, they read again." -- Mary Cholmondeley from the novel Sir Charles Danvers (1889)
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"There's a difference between losin...

"There's a difference between losing the will to live and having the wish to die" -Ougi Oshino, Monogatari Novels
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"Things dissolve, they disappear, and if yo...

"Things dissolve, they disappear, and if you want to keep them, it takes some practice." -- Victor Lodato from the novel _Edgar and Lucy_
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Get a good map of where you are and where you’re going. Keep a journal of how you spend you...

Get a good map of where you are and where you’re going. Keep a journal of how you spend your hours. Track your progress. Tell friends what you’re up to. Peer pressure can be used to your advantage. I am working on a new novel. I hope you will keep bugging me until it’s finished.
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When the world is filled with red lights signaling danger, the world is sa...

When the world is filled with red lights signaling danger, the world is safer than usual. But when it's filled with green lights signaling safety, it creates a place more dangerous than anywhere. -Oushino Ougi, Monogatari novels.
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Money allows a man to spend his days with oil paints....

Money allows a man to spend his days with oil paints. Money allows a man to write novels uninterrupted. - Markus Almond (Motivational Quotes To Get The Blood Moving)
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"I've been trying all my life to find out what my limits are and have never ...

"I've been trying all my life to find out what my limits are and have never reached them yet. But then my universe doesn't really help, it keeps expanding and won't allow me to know it entirely." - J. from Paulo Coelho's novel "Aleph."
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"So long as a man doesn't give in, he i...

"So long as a man doesn't give in, he is still more than his fate." - Erich Maria Remarque, from the novel "Three Comrades"
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β€œMost people are much better at saying things in letters than in con...

β€œMost people are much better at saying things in letters than in conversation, and some people can write artistic, inventive letters, but when they try a poem or story or novel they become pretentious.” -Bukowksi
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"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel...

"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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β€œThis story is not and never was meant to challenge anyone's faith; however, if one...

β€œThis story is not and never was meant to challenge anyone's faith; however, if one's faith can be shaken by stories in a humorous novel, one may have a bit more praying to do.” ― Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
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"While you're waiting, read the free...

"While you're waiting, read the free novel we sent you. It's a Spanish story about a guy named 'Manual.'" - Dilbert
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"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the m...

"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person." -Anais Nin
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People are like novels; you don't know who y...

People are like novels; you don't know who you are until the end. Otherwise it's not worth reading until the last page. - Yevgeny Zamyatin
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"Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Se...

"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." Gore Vidal
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