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Disillusionment Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Disillusionment

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

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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
- George Santayana

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Edward Teller

SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline.
Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery.
Like working without a net.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

One performs a very different act when reading a movie
and when reading a novel.
Your attention behaves differently.
- Manuel Puig

When I do a novel, I don't really use the script,
I use the book; when I did Apocalypse Now,
I used Heart of Darkness.
Novels usually have so much rich material.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
- Andre Maurois

A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
- Stendhal

I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th
century novel and novels that really are short stories
filled with a lot of helium.
- Lynn Abbey

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

Today I began the novel that I determined to be great.
- Zane Grey

I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York,
because that's what I know about.
One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man.
- Julie Walters

Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television
science fiction series ever made.
It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
- Bill Mumy

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

I am writing my second novel for children for Simon and Schuster.
- Marlee Matlin

If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead.
How liberating to work in the margins,
outside a central perception.
You are the ghoul of literature.
Lovely.
- Don DeLillo

The unfolding of a story is both as exciting and as
difficult for each and every novel I've written,
regardless of time and place.
- Rose Tremain

Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson,
which takes wonder and magic out of the novel,
treats not the past but the present.
- Leslie Fiedler

Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that
Chinese spies penetrated four U.S.
weapons research labs and stole important information
on seven nuclear warhead designs.
- Charles Foster Bass

Writing a novel is a terrible experience,
during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.
- Flannery O'Connor

I wrote a novel about the combat experiences I didn't have in Vietnam.
- Tracy Kidder

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

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

Novel writing should never be confused with journalism.
Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors,
a fair number of journalists confused.
- Joe Klein

A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt.
- Robert Sheckley

I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it
would be precisely like a novel,
with a single difference: Every word of it would be
true from beginning to end.
- Truman Capote

It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass;
but the reader may be sure that it is always there.
- Anthony Trollope

I still write the occasional short story,
and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do.
- George Murray

I'm working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas.
- Louise Brown

My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the
middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era.
- Ken Follett

My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they've
read it and learnt to understand it,
then they must throw it away and never look at it again!
- Ben Elton

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

It was my angry, Dickensian novel, I suppose.
It was cathartic - I expended a lot of frustration on that one.
- Richard Helms

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

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

I don't fret over lost time - I can always use the situations in a novel.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I believe that the short story is as different a form
from the novel as poetry is,
and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer
in spirit to poetry than to novels.
- Tobias Wolff

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

A scrupulous man will never produce a great novel.
- Julien Green

A good novel editor is invisible.
- Terri Windling

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

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

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

When one is writing a novel in the first person,
one must be that person.
- Daphne du Maurier

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

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

I may attempt a novel.
I think that no matter what you write,
it requires being honest with oneself,
and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.
- Iris Chang

There are no laws for the novel.
There never have been, nor can there ever be.
- Doris Lessing

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

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

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

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

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

The reason I love comics more than anything else is
that the longest story will be just a few pages.
With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening.
- Sergio Aragones

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.
You bring to a novel, anything you read,
all your experience of the world.
You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
- Angela Carter

It would be easier to write a novel without reader input,
but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
- Piers Anthony

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

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


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