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There seems almost a general wish of descrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the perf ...
All the scientists hope to do is describe the universe mathematically, predict it, and maybe control it. The philosopher, by contr ...
Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.
As a novelist, I cannot occupy myself with "characters," or at any rate central ones, who lack panache, in one or another sense, w ...
Art is for [the Irish] inseparable from artifice: of that, the theatre is the home. Possibly, it was England made me a novelist.
One realizes that human relationships are the tragic necessity of human life; that they can never be wholly satisfactory, that eve ...
The higher processes are all processes of simplification. The novelist must learn to write, and then he must unlearn it; just as t ...
The business of a novelist is, in my opinion, to create characters first and foremost, and then to set them in the snarl of the hu ...
The novelist, unlike many of his colleagues, makes up a number of word-masses roughly describing himself (roughly: niceties shall ...
Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.
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