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

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

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

 

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

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
- George Santayana

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

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

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

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

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

A novel usually takes me two years.
A year to research and plan and dream.
Then a year to write.
- Rose Tremain

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

A screenplay is not a finished product;
a novel is.
A screenplay is a blueprint for something -
for a building that will most likely never be built.
- Nicholas Meyer

I like shape very much.
A novel has to have shape, and life doesn't have any.
- Jean Rhys

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

The 'interactive fiction' format hasn't changed in
any fundamental way since the early 1970s,
in the same way that the format of the novel hasn't since 1700.
- Graham Nelson

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life,
although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40,
had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career
than most of his brethren.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The most difficult novel I have had to write in terms
of just getting it done was The Vampire Lestat.
It took a year to write.
- Anne Rice

Many of my short stories (all unpublished) were horror,
and the novel I'd just finished was horror,
too.
- George Stephen

And you can tell the writers who do it -
Robert Stone,
for example, who with each new novel is doing something new.
I appreciate that in other writers.
- Tobias Wolff

The best project is one that asks a novel question.
- Walter Gilbert

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

The same parts of my brain get as excited as when I
study bio or read a novel and write a paper on it.
- Utada Hikaru

Oh, that sound? I'm in the hot tub, reading a novel.
- Jane Smiley

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 was thinking about what I wanted to write next,
after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted
to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
- Joan D. Vinge

Well, the research into it affected me.
And the novel, it very much strengthened my faith.
- William Peter Blatty

Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism
such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly
novel in the history of human culture.
- Johan Huizinga

However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing
itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting
and a novel with a contemporary setting,
as far as I'm concerned.
- Helen Dunmore

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

So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing.
- George Stephen

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

I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something
which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable
novel on the tables of young ladies.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
- Neil Jordan

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

If you're writing a novel, you're in a room for three or four years.
There's not much coming in from the outside.
- Mordecai Richler

Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special -
and True -
is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

If you enjoy math and you write novels,
it's very rare that you'll get a chance to put your math into a novel.
I leapt at the chance.
- Mark Haddon

Life is God's novel.
Let him write it.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have
to make money by writing about it.
I detest them.
- Virginia Woolf

I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it.
Mostly because novels and films are so different,
and I'm such an internal novelist.
- Alice Hoffman

The final test for a novel will be our affection for it,
as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
- E. M. Forster

I have never known a novel that was good enough to
be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
- Edith Wharton

I don't like jokes in speeches.
I do like wit and humor.
A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
- James Humes

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips,
but I fear it would be overly long.
- Louise Brown

Well I think after leaving prison, and having written
three diaries about life in prison,
it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel,
to write a new novel.
- Jeffrey Archer

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

The process of rewriting is enjoyable,
because you're not in that existential panic when you
don't have a novel at all.
- Rose Tremain

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

The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
- Jorge Luis Borges

No...
a novel is a long business.
I'm a slow writer, even when I'm doing very well I write slowly.
- Octavia Butler

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

When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators.
But when you write a novel, it's yours.
- Sidney Sheldon

But I always seem to finish a book and then think,
oh God, I've got to pay a tax bill, so I'd better write a novel,
so I tend not to stop and learn word processing.
- Jilly Cooper

I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it,
for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.
- Dean Koontz

Each novel is harder than its predecessor because I
must work harder at not repeating myself.
However, I enjoy the challenge.
This is the greatest job in the world.
- Jonathan Kellerman

I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness.
I have a strong political conscience.
- Marguerite Young

The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian
is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation,
the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language.
- Juan Goytisolo

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's
and let his perceptions take over.
- Elizabeth Moon

The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader,
but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about
what will happen to the hero.
- Mary McCarthy

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

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel,
without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary,
is that it be interesting.
- Henry James

In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find
a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic
and applicable to many European countries.
- Antonio Tabucchi

It's not a good idea to put your wife into a novel;
not your latest wife anyway.
- Norman Mailer

I have nothing revolutionary or even novel to offer.
- Samuel E. Morison

If I'd had more time or been a better writer,
I would have tried to put the same ideas and experiences into a novel.
But I didn't so I slapped it up on the Web.
- Philip Greenspun

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


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