Nicholas Sparks Quotes


36 Nicholas Sparks quotes:



"Single motherhood is a reality for a lot of women in my age group and the time difficulties in their lives are universal."
"The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again."
"A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1."
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"None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone."
"Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else."
"I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church."
"Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period."
"Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind."
"There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful."
"What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that."
"By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas."
"I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple, along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to. It is not written about very much."
"Rekindled love is generally short-term."
"I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn't marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels."
"I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns."
"My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving."
"Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write."
"I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I've read has taught me something."
"To be quite honest, I've been very blessed when I've worked with Hollywood. The studios that have purchased my work to be adapted to film have really liked the work and wanted to stay as close as they could to what the book was."
"I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change."



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