British Novelist Quotes


349 British Novelist quotes:



"It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched."
"We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade."
"Let your performance do the thinking."
"And it's not surprising that there should be disagreement - it'd be a little surprising if there was complete consensus on any foreign policy issue."
"There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand."
"Give him enough rope and he will hang himself."
"Look twice before you leap."
"If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it."
"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own."
"Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us."
"What we can do is to explain as clearly as possible what the benefits would be of him going down one path, and what the potential consequences would be if he chooses another path."
"So, in a sense, the verification piece is irrelevant to the format issue."
"You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time. If it were not so, how could we take it back without asking?"
"I did a complete rewrite of 650 pages in two weeks."
"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
"Better to be without logic than without feeling."
"I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me."
"They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?"
"Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one."
"I'm just going to write because I cannot help it."


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