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If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament, then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist.


John Barth


#certain #except #god #novelist #realist

Not until my middle thirties did I consider myself a novelist.


Rita Mae Brown


#did #i #middle #myself #novelist

One of the admirable features of British novelists is that they have no scruple about setting their stories in foreign settings with wholly foreign personnel.


James Buchan


#admirable #british #features #foreign #novelists

I think it's also the case that I'm not as widely travelled, or as well-educated in history, as most of the other novelists I meet: so I have to write about my own country, at the present time, because it's more or less all I know about!


Jonathan Coe


#also #because #case #country #history

The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.


E. L. Doctorow


#happened #historian #like #novelist #tell

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts.


C. S. Forester


#clutches #elsewhere #excuse #get #hearth

There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world.


John Fowles


#common #create #many #need #novelists

My temperament is not geared to that of a novelist.


Philip Levine


#novelist #temperament

In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That's the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.


Gabriel Garcia Marquez


#believe #commitment #contrast #difference #entire

The truth is that I know very few novelists who have been satisfied with the adaptation of their books for the screen.


Gabriel Garcia Marquez


#been #books #few #i #know






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