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Positive Quotes about Disillusionment

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The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

Related topics: Poetry

Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
- Bryant H. McGill

So what are we given? We're also given,
my generation, the disillusionment of our parents.
- Jewel Kilcher

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
- George Santayana

Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can
really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything.
- Gertrude Stein

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are
having their moments of disillusionment,
for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

The Great War was a progressive revelation and disillusionment.
- Ralph A. Cram

The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue
and from disillusionment with the Allies!
The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end.
Do not be mistaken.
The Russian Revolution is just beginning.
- Alexander Kerensky

I related to his disillusionment.
Thinking that he was going for this big dream.
Then he kind of saw through it all at one point and went back home.
Then he started a bender, which I can relate to of course.
- Woody Harrelson

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Among the many problems which beset the novelist,
not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at
which to begin his novel.
- Vita Sackville-West

The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal
than an individual and autobiographical novel,
like a confession, or a diary.
- Francois Truffaut

Only in a novel are all things given full play.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life,
although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40,
had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career
than most of his brethren.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

A good novel editor is invisible.
- Terri Windling

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

I was uncomfortable writing fiction.
My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
- Alain de Botton

If one book's done this well, you want to write another
one that does just as well.
There's that horror of the second novel that doesn't match up.
- Mark Haddon

I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that
it would be easy to go on for years,
and never write the novel at all.
- Helen Dunmore

If you want to write the next great novel,
but you think, No, this won't work because no one will
buy it or it won't be any good,
then you talk yourself out of taking a risk.
- John Tesh

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

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

I had a romance novel inside me, but I paid three sailors
to beat it out if me with steel pipes.
- Patton Oswalt

All of my problems are rather complicated -
I need an entire novel to deal with them,
not a short story or a movie.
It's like a personal therapy.
- Manuel Puig

I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel,
so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.
- Tom T. Hall

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

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
- Anthony Trollope

I may attempt a novel.
I think that no matter what you write,
it requires being honest with oneself,
and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.
- Iris Chang

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'm working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas.
- Louise Brown

The 'interactive fiction' format hasn't changed in
any fundamental way since the early 1970s,
in the same way that the format of the novel hasn't since 1700.
- Graham Nelson

I'm working on a new novel, in its 3rd draft,
but it's hard to write while doing 7th Heaven.
- Stephen Collins

The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
- Wallace Stevens

Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television
science fiction series ever made.
It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
- Bill Mumy

The novel doesn't come into existence until certain
methods of reproducing fiction come along.
- Leslie Fiedler

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
- Neil Jordan

Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special -
and True -
is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I would recommend the short story form,
which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words,
until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
- Anne McCaffrey

It would be easier to write a novel without reader input,
but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
- Piers Anthony

It was my angry, Dickensian novel, I suppose.
It was cathartic - I expended a lot of frustration on that one.
- Richard Helms

It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel.
If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
- Lawrence Durrell

I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness.
I have a strong political conscience.
- Marguerite Young

You use simple brushstrokes in a screenplay for things
over which you would take much greater pains in a novel.
- Richard Russo

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips,
but I fear it would be overly long.
- Louise Brown

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 don't think anyone has written a great graphic novel.
- Ted Rall

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience,
of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
- Eudora Welty

I like shape very much.
A novel has to have shape, and life doesn't have any.
- Jean Rhys

In my third novel there is an actual black hole that
swallows everything you love.
- Jonathan Lethem

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

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

You would go mad if you began to speculate about the
impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.
- Jonathan Coe

You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether
or not anyone says a word.
She enters into her characters' thoughts with great understanding and depth.
- Richard Russo

It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates
the novel's aesthetic facade.
- Manuel Puig

What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation.
The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences.
That's what their substance is.
- Jonathan Miller

No...
a novel is a long business.
I'm a slow writer, even when I'm doing very well I write slowly.
- Octavia Butler

SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline.
Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery.
Like working without a net.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have
to make money by writing about it.
I detest them.
- Virginia Woolf

And you can tell the writers who do it -
Robert Stone,
for example, who with each new novel is doing something new.
I appreciate that in other writers.
- Tobias Wolff

I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after,
which may be something more like this again,
maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
- Penelope Lively

Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that
Chinese spies penetrated four U.S.
weapons research labs and stole important information
on seven nuclear warhead designs.
- Charles Foster Bass

It's not a good idea to put your wife into a novel;
not your latest wife anyway.
- Norman Mailer

You no longer have much in the way of knowing what to do in a big,
epic novel about the future, because nobody knows what
the hell is going to happen.
- Jerry Pournelle

I completed my first novel when I was 19 years old.
- Danielle Steel

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes.
It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.
It is guilty, until found effective.
- Edward Teller

There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin
at the beginning at to continue to the end.
- C. S. Forester

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
- Andre Maurois


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