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Milan Kundera

All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.

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Neil Gaiman

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.

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Terri Guillemets

To me, novels are just quotations with a bunch of filler.

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George Sand

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

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Howard Nemerov

For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.

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Julien Green

A scrupulous man will never produce a great novel.

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A good novel is one that shows the complexity of individuals, and creates enough space for all these characters to have a voice; in this way a novel is called democratic — not that it advocates democracy but that by nature it is so.

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Novels are longer than life.

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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.

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Yasunari Kawabata

I wonder what the retirement age is in the novel business. The day you die.

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I write novels and other things.

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All of my novels are democracies.

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After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it.

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Kenzaburo Oe

I have survived by representing these sufferings of mine in the form of the novel.

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Writing novels is the most exciting.

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I spend about a year between novels.

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

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I love Richard Yates, his work, and the novel, Revolutionary Road. It's a devastating novel.

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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.

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G.K. Chesterton

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

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