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Disillusionment Quotes

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The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

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There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are
having their moments of disillusionment,
for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can
really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything.
- Gertrude Stein

So what are we given? We're also given,
my generation, the disillusionment of our parents.
- Jewel Kilcher

 

Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
- Bryant H. McGill

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

The Great War was a progressive revelation and disillusionment.
- Ralph A. Cram

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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
- George Santayana

The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue
and from disillusionment with the Allies!
The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end.
Do not be mistaken.
The Russian Revolution is just beginning.
- Alexander Kerensky

I related to his disillusionment.
Thinking that he was going for this big dream.
Then he kind of saw through it all at one point and went back home.
Then he started a bender, which I can relate to of course.
- Woody Harrelson

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

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.
- Richard Russo

I knew I'd have to go to work in real estate or something
else or I could never finish my novel.
- Judith Rossner

I had always said to myself that forty was the cut
off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people
sound like a very long one,
but the novel as art is a middle-aged art.
- Jane Rule

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral.
Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
- Milan Kundera

If a theme or idea is too near the surface,
the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.
- Elizabeth Bowen

A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
- Jim Rohn

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

Reading a novel of a private experience,
very, very different, the nature of it is very different.
- Sydney Pollack

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience,
of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
- Eudora Welty

A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional
truth rather than arguments.
- Joyce Cary

The novel, for me, was an accident.
I really don't consider myself a novelist.
- Wole Soyinka

For me, writing a short story is much,
much harder than writing a novel.
- Lynn Abbey

My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel
because the meals get very crummy.
- Anne Tyler

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis
are to the American novel.
- Robert Hughes

If you want to write the next great novel,
but you think, No, this won't work because no one will
buy it or it won't be any good,
then you talk yourself out of taking a risk.
- John Tesh

When I'm working on a novel, I work 70-hour weeks.
- Dean Koontz

The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
- Wallace Stevens

You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether
or not anyone says a word.
She enters into her characters' thoughts with great understanding and depth.
- Richard Russo

I spend eight months outlining and researching the
novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose.
- Jeffery Deaver

What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people
will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and
have no plans to change that.
- Nicholas Sparks

You no longer have much in the way of knowing what to do in a big,
epic novel about the future, because nobody knows what
the hell is going to happen.
- Jerry Pournelle

I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that
it would be easy to go on for years,
and never write the novel at all.
- Helen Dunmore

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is
shocked by the unexpected;
the eye,
on the other hand, tends to be impatient,
craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
- W. H. Auden

Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments,
most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway
through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998.
- Robert MacNeil

No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something,
while despair is nothing.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment,
such a population would have unique opportunities to
enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways.
- Ernst Mayr

The theory of founder effects does not explain how
novel features like plumage traits arise.
- Peter R. Grant

I would recommend the short story form,
which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words,
until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
- Anne McCaffrey

The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose,
and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel,
the most anarchical of all forms of literature.
- George Orwell

Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with
a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel.
- Bob Woodward

What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation.
The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences.
That's what their substance is.
- Jonathan Miller

The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal
than an individual and autobiographical novel,
like a confession, or a diary.
- Francois Truffaut

I found some time ago that I have to be careful,
while working on a novel, what I read.
- John Sladek

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

A novel is like a gland pill - it nips off the cream
of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a
book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person.
- Dawn Powell

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate.
- Ronald Blythe

The stories have been told so often by those of us
who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane,
almost like a fictional novel or a movie script.
- William L. Jenkins

I'm not constrained by being a genre writer.
Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel
and probably get it published.
- Lynn Abbey

In course of time my first novel appeared.
It was a love story.
- George Barr McCutcheon

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel.
What's an unpopular novel?
- Irwin Shaw

With this first novel, I am just above the foothills,
but I see the path to the top, and it is my desire
to write compelling stories about everything that I find of interest.
- Guy Johnson

Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays.
- James Merrill

I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.
- Toni Morrison

The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.
- Sara Paretsky

If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go
before I can write a good graphic novel.
- Ted Rall

I did not think much what I was writing them for,
except that I knew I wanted my next novel to be in
some less conventional form than straight narrative.
- Nicholas Mosley

Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel.
- Donna Tartt

You would go mad if you began to speculate about the
impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.
- Jonathan Coe

Among the many problems which beset the novelist,
not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at
which to begin his novel.
- Vita Sackville-West

The novel is always pop art, and the novel is always dying.
That's the only way it stays alive.
It does really die.
I've been thinking about that a lot.
- Leslie Fiedler

There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin
at the beginning at to continue to the end.
- C. S. Forester

The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns
of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary
mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel.
- Norman Spinrad

Cooper wrote a novel which is absolutely indistinguishable from Austen,
completely from a female point of view,
completely English, no sense that he was an American.
- Leslie Fiedler

There are hours when I must force the novel out of
my mind and be interested in the children.
- Zane Grey

If I had a plot that was all set in advance,
why would I want go through the agony of writing the
novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery,
for me at any rate.
- Chaim Potok

I attempt to write a good novel.
Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages,
not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.
- Elizabeth George

In my personal life, I'm a comic novel.
But then, so are we all, because we're human beings.
- Dean Koontz


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