Best Classic Novel Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 25 Best Classic Novel Quotes

#1. I had written a novel that was more of a classic linear novel, and I worked on it and worked on it for years, and it always seemed like it wouldn't catch fire. At a certain point I just scrapped it all, and I kept maybe 15 percent of it, and I wrote those parts out on note cards. - Author: Jenny Offill
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#2. To be a classic, a novel should be original. - Author: Ruth Rendell
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#3. to ignore life at the proper time takes a special wisdom: like a Happy New Year to you all. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#4. The detective novel is the art-for-art's-sake of our yawning Philistinism, the classic example of a specialized form of art removed from contact with the life it pretends to build on. - Author: V.S. Pritchett
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#5. Say, you told me you thought Les Miserables was the greatest novel ever written. I think Vanity Fair is the greatest. Let's fight. - Joe Willard - Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
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#6. The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. - Author: Jane Austen
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#7. Charlotte Bronte borrowed liberally and sloppily from Joseph Sheridan le Fanu when penning Jane Eyre. The originality of this classic novel is tarnished as a result. - Author: Andrew Barger
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#8. I had thought for years, probably 30 or 40 years, that it would be a lot of fun to try my hand at a classic English mystery novel ... I love that form very much because the reader is so familiar with all of the types of characters that are in there that they already identify with the book. - Author: Alan Bradley
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#9. The young man never seemed to know what idleness was," marveled Cutler, "and every leisure moment would find the last novel, some English classic or some abstruse book on natural history in his hands. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#10. I've never met anyone as kind as you are, except me Mum, o' course." --Benjamin Trimmel to Lady Alexandra. - Author: Lisa M. Prysock
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#11. He looked just perfect to play Dorian Gray in a film version of Oscar Wilde's novel. Young, graceful, and indecently fresh and handsome, he could easily have worn a badge that said READY FOR DEBAUCHERY! - Author: Sergei Lukyanenko
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#12. 'Of Mice and Men,' Steinbeck's fifth novel, adheres to a simple dramatic structure, which observes the classic Aristotelian unities of time, place and action. - Author: Jay Parini
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#13. I thought you'd be interested in these things as a government man. Ain't you mixed up in the prices of things we eat or something? Ain't that it? Making them more costly or something. Making the grits cost more and the grunts less? - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#14. Never fear to be kind. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#15. The biggest distraction in life to one's focus is often near locus standing people saying all hocus-pocus. - Author: Anuj
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#16. She slumped toward the ground, but I grabbed her and heaved her onto my shoulder, then ran down the street through the increasingly terrible rain, trying to get some distance between us and the robot. "Unhand me," Sophie muttered, dazed. "I'm not some damsel from your barbarian lands. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#17. With iron and blood, it seems, and from the rich depths of the earth, John Griswold has fashioned a classic American novel, its dignified intonations of our young nation's sweat and tears evocative of the indelible storytelling of Dos Passos, Frank Norris, and Upton Sinclair. - Author: Bob Shacochis
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#18. Own company, reading a classic British novel, curled - Author: E.L. James
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#19. They came out over the highway and they stopped and that's when Barney got out, with the binoculars to try and identify the craft. I mean, he'd been in the military in World War Two, he's puzzled. - Author: Betty Hill
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#20. If you're doing a classic play, where if you do a Chekhov, you do the words as written. You can't do that with a novel; you have to do your version of the words as written. - Author: Sam Mendes
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#21. As a romance novelist, I have a rather skewed view of babies. You see, they don't typically fit into the classic structure of the romance novel - romance is about two people finding each other and falling in love against insurmountable odds. Babies ... well ... babies are complicated. - Author: Sarah MacLean
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#22. As always with the greatest works, the novel is so many-sided that over time it mirrors back the shifting concerns of those who read it, and that is the definition of a classic. - Author: Carl F. Hovde
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#23. Gritty and witty, The Chicago Way is done the classic Raymond Chandler Way. Harvey's taut plot, snappy prose, and memorable characters make this debut novel a real winner. - Author: Kathy Reichs
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#24. I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#25. Ladies sheltering behind men, men sheltering behind servants - the whole system's wrong, and she must challenge it. - Author: E. M. Forster
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