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Will Shatner, Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek have already put novels out.
- Bruce Boxleitner

Heaven knows, I've exposed myself in my novels through
the use of fantasy and imagination...
now my new book is about what really happened to me...
not my heroines.
- Judith Krantz

I have assiduously avoided calling my books novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into
barbarity by reading all the novels you can.
- Richard Hughes

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My novels aren't really generated by a single conceptual spark;
it's more a process of many different elements that
come together unexpectedly over a long period of time.
- Donna Tartt

In most conventional novels, God is not allowed to be nuts.
Nor are nuts allowed to be God.
- John Sladek

When I first started to get into writing,
it was via music.
I'd generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories,
then they'd turn into novels.
I was biased toward music.
- Irvine Welsh


 

I do not use profanity in my novels.
My characters all go to church.
- Nicholas Sparks

All humanity is passion; without passion,
religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
- Honore de Balzac

The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels,
yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
- Peter Straub

I take a lot from everywhere.
I take from music, architecture, novels,
and plays.
Anywhere that hits you.
- Alex Winter

I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my
books did so well in France.
He said it was because in my novels people both act and think.
I got a kick out of that.
- Jim Harrison

I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book.
Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself.
- Alice Hoffman

I wrote eight full-length adult novels in my twenties.
None of them were published.
- Caroline B. Cooney

All of my novels are democracies.
- Amos Oz

I wonder if we are all wrong about each other,
if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
- Rebecca West

If I had killed Crow off I can think of least six novels
I would never have written,
400,000 words' worth of very necessary experience.
- Brian Lumley

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

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

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

For the novels I wrote before selling anything,
I didn't outline much.
I had a vague idea of the story.
- George Stephen

Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason
that novels are more amusing than history.
- Nicolas Chamfort

Great, big, serious novels always get awards.
If it's a battle between a great, big,
serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.
- Neil Gaiman

At least half the mystery novels published violate
the law that the solution,
once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
- Raymond Chandler

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
- George Sand

Perhaps, all writers walk such a line.
In general - as we all do in our dreams -
I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels,
male as well as female.
- Rose Tremain

I don't see novels ending with any real sense of closure.
- Michael Ondaatje

There's an expectation these days that novels -
like any other consumer product -
should be made on a production line,
with one dropping from the conveyor belt every couple of years.
- Donna Tartt

Of the first seven novels I wrote, numbers four and five were published.
Numbers one, two, three, six, and seven,
have never seen the light of day...
and rightly so.
- Sue Grafton

In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences
of what happens in a story in the next book.
That you do in mine.
- Steig Larsson

The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law.
- Jeffery Deaver

In Hollywood we acquire the finest novels in order
to smell the leather bindings.
- Ernst Lubitsch

Actually my first eight books were historical novels,
but they were never published.
- Caroline B. Cooney

So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage,
whereas the love songs tend to be like novels,
you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time.
- Billy Bragg

I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce,
just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
- Patrick White

Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence -
a lot passes you by -
simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.
- Anita Brookner

First, people don't read novels off screens,
and they don't have a tendency to shell out real money
for books when they don't retain anything physically for their money.
- Jack L. Chalker

I've written six novels and four pieces of nonfiction,
so I don't really have a genre these days.
- Anne Lamott

All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.
- Milan Kundera

You have to be kind of clued into them,
they are a world of their own, and most people find
them disappointing because the best short stories are
not constructed like novels.
- Tobias Wolff

At a certain point my novels set.
They set just as hard as that jam jar.
And then I know they are finished.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett

It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
- Aldous Huxley

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

I try to keep all my novels in print.
Sometimes publishers don't agree with me as to their worth.
- Evan Hunter

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

I have written every one of my novels to convince somebody of something.
- Manuel Puig

Actually, the 14 novels were written over a period of just over 6 years.
- George Stephen

Because, if one is writing novels today,
concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up
there with concentrating on your semi-colons,
for wasted effort.
- Neil Gaiman

True stories, autobiographical stories,
like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account,
before the birth of some of the people in the tale.
- Harold Brodkey

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest
child started school fulltime.
- Anne McCaffrey

I don't mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction,
On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.
- Mark Haddon

I've written 16 children's books and five unpublished novels.
Some of the latter were breathtakingly bad.
- Mark Haddon

I have often heard that the novel is dead.
But I see novels produced, I don't know how many a week,
in France.
I have the impression it's carrying along quite well.
- Nathalie Sarraute

After closely examining my conscience,
I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended
the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as
in the contemporary ones.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

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

I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all.
They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.
- W. Somerset Maugham

In the first year, 1988, I wrote and sold 3 novels.
- George Stephen

I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking,
entertaining films.
I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people,
from music, novels, the streets.
- Spike Lee

In the past, it was only in science fiction novels
that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space...
But you laid the foundation for space tourism.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

Writing novels is the most exciting.
- Sidney Sheldon

It always strikes me how almost unbelievably bad are
the early versions of my novels.
- Nicholas Mosley

Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly
based on semi-autobiographical experiences,
so adapting novels was a very different experience.
- Lasse Hallstrom

Novels tend to end as the Paternoster begins:
with the kingdom of God on earth.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head.
And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing
to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.
- Cory Doctorow

I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them.
I think the world of my imagination is a richer and
more interesting place than my personal biography.
- John Irving

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers.
Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the
ladder and writes novels.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously,
and I enjoy doing it between novels.
It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world.
- Mordecai Richler

Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium.
It's incredibly underused.
- Darren Aronofsky

I consciously try to end my novels at a point where
I won't have to wonder about my characters ever again.
- Anne Tyler

They say great themes make great novels.
but what these young writers don't understand is that
there is no greater theme than men and women.
- John O'Hara

I've written only two novels, but they're both long ones,
and they each took a decade to write.
- Donna Tartt


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