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#1. Most people think of Stephen King as a horror author, but his best work usually comes with a side order of nostalgic Americana. - Author: Stewart Stafford
Americana Novel quotes by Stewart Stafford
#2. There are metaphysical problems, problems of human existence, that philosophy has never known how to grasp in all their concreteness and that only the novel can seize. - Author: Milan Kundera
Americana Novel quotes by Milan Kundera
#3. I wonder what it is about a certain novel that ticks the boxes for a reader. I mean, for me, a story can have the most fascinating plot in the world, but if the narrator's voice is dull, then the plot counts for nothing. For me, authorial charm is everything. - Author: Victoria Connelly
Americana Novel quotes by Victoria Connelly
#4. I want to make albums that are like a Murakami novel or a Terrence Malick film - something that explicitly states its own world. - Author: Colin Stetson
Americana Novel quotes by Colin Stetson
#5. Today the crime novelist has one advantage denied to writers of 'straight' or 'literary' novels. Unlike them he can range over all levels of society, for crime can easily breach the barriers that exist in our stratified society. Because of these barriers the modern literary novel, unlike its 19th-century predecessors, is often confined to the horizontal, dealing only with one class. But crime runs through society from top to bottom, and so the crime novelist can present a fuller picture of the way we live now. - Author: Allan Massie
Americana Novel quotes by Allan Massie
#6. Continuous present is all we have, and stream of consciousness - which in a novel is arguably just as artificial as the stilted dialogue that you get in most conventional novels. They're all stratagems to try to get closer to the texture of lived life. - Author: Will Self
Americana Novel quotes by Will Self
#7. In my brief writing life, it means I am still lucky that I have at least one more novel to complete. I do not expect that a story will arrive just because it is time to write another novel. It doesn't happen that way. - Author: David Bergen
Americana Novel quotes by David Bergen
#8. A novel is no different than graffiti in a bathroom stall, it's just more pretentious. - Author: Christy Leigh Stewart
Americana Novel quotes by Christy Leigh Stewart
#9. I've had a lot of books rejected in my time. My first novel, which didn't get published, was, with hindsight, crashingly dull. - Author: Helen Fielding
Americana Novel quotes by Helen Fielding
#10. Below the waterbag were his guns,finely weighted to his hand. The two belts crisscrossed above his crotch. The holsters were oiled too deeply for even this Philistine sun to crack. The stocks of the guns were sandalwood, yellow and finely grained. The holsters were tied down with
raw hide cord, and they swung heavily against his hips. The brass casings of the cartridges looped into the gun belts twinkled and flashed and heliographed in the sun. The leather made subtle
creaking noises. The guns themselves made no noise. - Author: Stephen King
Americana Novel quotes by Stephen King
#11. There are more men lurking in sheds in my garden than in any D.H. Lawrence novel. - Author: Trisha Ashley
Americana Novel quotes by Trisha Ashley
#12. Temporal experience is neither completely recurrent (in which case it would be wholly knowable) nor completely variable (in which case it would be wholly inscrutable). In effect, it is more like a piece of complex music, a Bach fugue heard for the first time. In one sense, we are excited and surprised by the novel disposition of tones and rhythms and by the uncanny variety of the treatment. In another sense, we realize that recurring ideas and cycles are what give the work its native character, and that the variations, however stunning, have significance only in terms of their relationship to these underlying themes. Conversely, the recurrent themes are realizable in their fullest sense only through the variations upon them. The careful student of time is thus as sure that certain things will recur as he is sure that they will recur in dazzling new forms. - Author: Robert Grudin
Americana Novel quotes by Robert Grudin
#13. Guy Gavriel Kay's 'Tigana' is, in my opinion, one of the best, if not the best fantasy novel ever written. It's beautifully written, the characters are unforgettable, the worldbuilding is exquisite. - Author: David B. Coe
Americana Novel quotes by David B. Coe
#14. My second novel, Good Benito, was not finished. I wished that I had spent another year with it. - Author: Alan Lightman
Americana Novel quotes by Alan Lightman
#15. This hell on earth is unlike anything that's ever taken place. Who knows when it will end, or if it ever will? We might all be in for a lot of pain in the near future, so we need to be strong and we need to stick together. There's no telling how bad things will get. - Author: Jason Medina
Americana Novel quotes by Jason Medina
#16. Many people are partial to the notion that ... all writers are somehow mere vessels for Truth and Beauty when they compose. That we are not really in control. This is a variation on that twee little fable that writers like to pass off on gullible readers, that a character can develop a will of his own and 'take over a book.' This makes writing sound supernatural and mysterious, like possession by faeries. The reality tends to involve a spare room, a pirated copy of MS Word, and a table bought on sale at Target. A character can no more take over your novel than an eggplant and a jar of cumin can take over your kitchen. - Author: Paul Collins
Americana Novel quotes by Paul Collins
#17. True writers know that writing is not something they feel required to do,
or to make a living they must do, it is quite frankly like breathing. Some
can breathe often and fluently, some short breaths, some a long exhale
and for many of us it is the patient steady breathing surrounding life. - Author: Milissa R. Bailey
Americana Novel quotes by Milissa R. Bailey
#18. But The Master and Margarita is true to the broader sense of the novel as a freely developing form embodied in the works of Dostoevsky and Gogol, of Swift and Sterne, of Cervantes, Rabelais and Apuleius. - Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Americana Novel quotes by Mikhail Bulgakov
#19. Advice? Fail constantly. Because the word doesn't mean what you think it means, especially when you're an artist. I use the word artist to mean everything from songwriting to writing a novel to even writing video games. Anything that tells a story, which is almost any medium. Gotta take risks, you gotta go through multiple drafts which means you have to FAIL, a lot. So you won't always get the reaction you always want from every single person, so when you lose that fear of failure, when you stop even thinking of it as failure, and you push yourself farther, you'll take bigger risks, and eventually, after about six or seven hundred rejections, you'll find success. And you'll find a way of conveying what you really want to say, in the best manner. - Author: Victor Giannini
Americana Novel quotes by Victor Giannini
#20. Blanche Ingram, after having repelled, by supercilious taciturnity, some efforts of Mrs Dent and Mrs Eshton to draw her into conversation, had first murmured over some sentimental tunes and airs on the piano, and then, having fetched a novel from the library, had flung herself in haughty listlessness on a sofa and prepared to beguile, by the spell of fiction, the tedious hours of absence. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
Americana Novel quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#21. If people thought you were dying they gave you their full attention. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Americana Novel quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#22. I was in school for literature, and read so many 19th century and early 20th century novels that it was hard to break out of that and read an average Jeanette Winterson book or something. - Author: Colin Meloy
Americana Novel quotes by Colin Meloy
#23. In books and movies, the stories always end when the two people finally have their romantic kiss. The happily-ever-after part is just assumed - Author: Gayle Forman
Americana Novel quotes by Gayle Forman
#24. When I'm trying a new form- trying to do something I'm not used to doing, which was true of the novel. - Author: Lydia Davis
Americana Novel quotes by Lydia Davis
#25. I felt like I was suffocating, like my future and all my happiness were gone. I've never felt that before, Ava. I can't let you go. - Author: Nicole Gulla
Americana Novel quotes by Nicole Gulla
#26. The short story is an imploding universe. It has all the boil of energy inside it. A novel has shrapnel going all over the place. You can have a mistake in a novel. A short story has to be perfect. - Author: Colum McCann
Americana Novel quotes by Colum McCann
#27. The author always knows more than the reader does at the start of a novel, and gradually, they share that knowledge with the reader - that's storytelling. - Author: Simon Toyne
Americana Novel quotes by Simon Toyne
#28. A novelist can shift view-point if it comes off ... Indeed, this power to expand and contract perception (of which the shifting view-point is a symptom), this right to intermittent knowledge - I find one of the great advantages of the novel-form ... this intermittence lends in the long run variety and colour to the experiences we receive. - Author: E. M. Forster
Americana Novel quotes by E. M. Forster
#29. My first novel was rejected by some of the most eminent publishers in the world. Starting again was a real wrench. - Author: Wilbur Smith
Americana Novel quotes by Wilbur Smith
#30. I don't think everyone wants to create the great American novel, but we all have a dream of telling our stories-of realizing what we think, feel, and see before we die. Writing is a path to meet ourselves and become intimate. - Author: Natalie Goldberg
Americana Novel quotes by Natalie Goldberg
#31. Red glowing eyes... No one could see her. No one could hear her. No one was coming to save her. Because Death had come sooner than expected. - Author: Humairaa Anseline
Americana Novel quotes by Humairaa Anseline
#32. Whatever is real in our universe is real in a moment of time, which is one of a succession of moments. The past was real but is no longer real. We can, however, interpret and analyze the past, because we find evidence of past processes in the present. The future does not yet exist and is therefore open. We can reasonably infer some predictions, but we cannot predict the future completely. Indeed, the future can produce phenomena that are genuinely novel, in the sense that no knowledge of the past could have anticipated them. Nothing transcends time, not even the laws of nature. Laws are not timeless. Like everything else, they are features of the present, and they can evolve over time. - Author: Lee Smolin
Americana Novel quotes by Lee Smolin
#33. True love can beat any storm no matter how rough the sea is, true love sails through it - Author: Janki Hemani
Americana Novel quotes by Janki Hemani
#34. I saved letters from my boss. There are things in there that are directly transcribed. I was so glad I did that. Sometimes when I was writing the book I wondered if some little writer hobbit part of my brain was back there puppeteering that action. But it really never, on any conscious level, occurred to me that I would write about it. I will say, I thought probably some day there would be an ancillary character in some novel - not in the one I was currently writing - that would be a dominatrix or something. - Author: Melissa Febos
Americana Novel quotes by Melissa Febos
#35. We [Rodriguez and Frank Miller] wanted to take the movies and turn them into a graphic novel, so that people wouldn't even know what they were looking at. It's still visual storytelling, but it's approached completely different. The two mediums don't have to be separate mediums. They can be one and the same. - Author: Robert Rodriguez
Americana Novel quotes by Robert Rodriguez
#36. Back at home they drew the curtains and read, with disapproval, with relish, with avidity and glee - even the ones who'd never thought of opening a novel before. There's nothing like a shovelful of dirt to encourage literacy. - Author: Margaret Atwood
Americana Novel quotes by Margaret Atwood
#37. Wow! tarnished drew me right into the diabolical world of Dale and Isabel. They are two of the most coldblooded killers the medical profession may have ever produced. --- Valerie Graves of New York - an Internationally known Advertising and Marketing Executive who also was creative consultant for the '92 Clinton/Gore campaign - Author: Willie Stewart
Americana Novel quotes by Willie Stewart
#38. A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty until found effective. - Author: Edward Teller
Americana Novel quotes by Edward Teller
#39. I believe that all novels, ... deal with character, and that it is to express character – not to preach doctrines, sing songs, or celebrate the glories of the British Empire, that the form of the novel, so clumsy, verbose, and undramatic, so rich, elastic, and alive, has been evolved ... The great novelists have brought us to see whatever they wish us to see through some character. Otherwise they would not be novelists, but poet, historians, or pamphleteers. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Americana Novel quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#40. Lord help the girl he set those eyes on for good. His boyish vulnerability was a weapon, powerful and disarming. - Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Americana Novel quotes by Kerri Maniscalco
#41. For me, where genre ends and literature begins doesn't matter. What matters is whether a given novel hits me with high impact. If it does, it probably is fulfilling the purpose of fiction. It has drawn me into a story world, held me captive, taken me on a journey with characters like none I've ever met, revealed truths I've somehow always known and insights that rock my brain. It's filled me with awe, which is to say it's made me see the familiar in a wholly new way and made the unfamiliar a foundational part of me. It both entertains and matters. It both captures our age and becomes timelessly great. It does all that with the sturdy tools of story and the flair of narrative art. - Author: Donald Maass
Americana Novel quotes by Donald Maass
#42. Carver's best book yet! FROM A CHANGELING STAR combines deft characterization and fascinating extrapolation into a complex, compulsively readable thriller. I wish all science fiction novels could be this good. - Author: Craig Shaw Gardner
Americana Novel quotes by Craig Shaw Gardner
#43. The idea that a student can write a sonnet or a novel without having a sound understanding about its history, and where it fits into literature as a whole, seems to me to be manifestly daft. - Author: Nicholas Royle
Americana Novel quotes by Nicholas Royle

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