The Best Novel quotes

Are you an entrepreneur looking for inspiration? Here are some of the best quotes about business and entrepreneurship to help motivate you. These sayings will remind you why you decided to start your own company and push through the tough times. So, if you’re feeling stuck or discouraged, read on for some words of wisdom from some of the most successful entrepreneurs out there.

1. Don’t be offended if you encounter some good–natured ribbing — the idea ofwriting a novel in a month deserves to be laughed at.
2. Life without risks is like a burrito without Tabasco. Bland, but you’ll still fart. — Martyn V. Halm, Reprobate: A Katla Novel
3. ‘how long y’ think it’ll take t’git that wild streak out im?””Well, Brother Tiggins, that’ll depend on how long he can weather the leather.’ — Mars Hill, The Moaner’s Bench: A Novel
4. My mother’s husband Harry Bloom was a writer, a novelist, a reporter, and an anti–apartheid activist. — Orlando Bloom
5. You could do math early, but there are no brilliant 16–year–old novelists. They don’t know the human condition yet. — Neil Degrasse Tyson
6. I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don’t interest me. They have not got the charm of novelty. — Oscar Wilde
7. The business of the poet and the novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things. — Thomas Hardy
8. It is quite possible––overwhelmingly probable, one might guess––that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology — Noam Chomsky
9. For those who want to believe, no proof is ever required. For those who refuse to believe, no proof is ever enough. — Sherrilyn Kenyon, Deadmen Walking: A Deadman’s Cross Novel
10. There are three secrets to writing a novel. Unfortunately nobody knows what they are. — W. Somerset Maugham
11. However you disguise novels, they are always biographies. — William Golding
12. A good novel is worth more than the best scientific study. — Saul Bellow
13. You ever try holding, say, even a single chapter of a novel in your head? Consciously? All at once? — Peter Watts, Echopraxia
14. A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life. — Saul Bellow
15. Life is like a novel. It’s filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page. — Sidney Sheldon
16. I wrote a novel because I had a yen to do it. I believe this is sufficient reason to set out to tell a story. — Umberto Eco
17. A gripping historical novel . . . heart–stopping, heart–racing and eventually heart–easing.–Library Voice — Sharon Lovejoy, Running Out of Night
18. We take a natural interest in novelties, but it is against nature to take an interest in familiar things. — Mark Twain
19. The novel is a territory where one does not make assertions; it is a territory of play and of hypotheses. — Milan Kundera
20. It is part of the novelist’s convention not to mention soup and salmon and ducklings, as if soup and salmon and ducklings were of no importance. — Virginia Woolf
21. ‘to do what is right can be a dirty messy business” S. R. Tabone. Made it up for my Godfifa novel.’ — S.R.Tabone
22. Creativity is the ability to create novel value, creative mind is defined as the originator. — Pearl Zhu, Digital Valley: Five Pearls of Wisdom to Make Profound Influence
23. Novelty is a new kind of loneliness. — Wendell Berry
24. 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. — Milan Kundera
25. It was a great place to write a novel about book burning, in the library basement. — Ray Bradbury
26. He was a guy who talked with commas, like a heavy novel. Over the phone anyway. — Raymond Chandler
27. The truth is, I wrote a novel when I was 23. It’s hideously bad. Truly rotten. — Sloane Crosley
28. I have just read a long novel by Henry James. Much of it made me think of the priest condemned for a long space to confess nuns. — W.B. Yeats
29. The door of the novel, like the door of the poem, also shuts. But not so fast, nor with such manic, unanswerable finality. — Sylvia Plath
30. When I sit down to write a novel, I am exploring my own relationship with God, with the struggle between good and evil, my own purpose. — Ted Dekker
31. Novels are food for the leftover hours of life, the in–between times, the moments of waiting. — Young–Ha Kim, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself
32. 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
33. I do novels a bit backward. I look for a situation, a milieu first, and then I wait to see who walks into it. — Tom Wolfe
34. Hatred is unattractive, but it’s also irresistible. If men were honest with themselves, they’d admit it’s a stronger passion than lust. — Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel
35. How disorienting and isolating immortality must be, and how strong he must be to weather it. — Michael Talbot, The Delicate Dependency: A Novel of the Vampire Life
36. I want to know how good at life I can be in a place where there are no distractions. — Nell Stevens, Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World
37. A narrator should not supply interpretations of his work; otherwise he would have not written a novel, which is a machine for generating interpretations. — Umberto Eco
38. If I had simply wanted to trade on an insult to Islam, I could have done it in a sentence rather than writing a 250, 000–word novel, a work of fiction. — Salman Rushdie
39. Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them. — Octavia Butler
40. Strange that, the way happiness only works in retrospect. — Peter Akinti, Forest Gate: A Novel
41. ‘i’ve always had this feeling, ” Henry says, ”that all dogs are really therapy dogs.’ — Meg Donohue, Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found
42. What I try to do with any of my stories, any of my novels, is make them feel very original. — Nicholas Sparks
43. England offers new comforts. I could write a novel there. — Sylvia Plath
44. I have just read a long novel by Henry James. Much of it made me think of the priest condemned for a long space to confess nuns. — W.B. Yeats
45. Screenwriting is a much more collaborative effort. When you write a novel, it’s just you, with input from your editor. — Meg Cabot
46. I want to write novels. I want to write stories. I want to do the stuff that I became a writer to do. — Salman Rushdie
47. The human being now simply can’t close his elected garment about himself. Obligations to one’s fellows perhaps prevent full buttoning by artists. — Saul Bellow, Novels, 1984–2000
48. Life is God’s Novel. Let Him write it.–Isaac Bashevis Singer — Isaac Bashevis Singer
49. I would be rejected if I submitted any of my novels as romance novels. — Nicholas Sparks
50. I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don’t interest me. They have not got the charm of novelty. — Oscar Wilde


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