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Disillusionment Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Disillusionment are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
- George Santayana

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.
You bring to a novel, anything you read,
all your experience of the world.
You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
- Angela Carter

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.
- Bille August

A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
- Stendhal

So, I guess the answer to your question is very few
people can bring off a novel of the future because
it's just so damn hard to make it look like the future.
- Jerry Pournelle

I knew I'd have to go to work in real estate or something
else or I could never finish my novel.
- Judith Rossner

My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the
middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era.
- Ken Follett

I can write for a long time on one novel and not get tired.
- Judith Guest

I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York,
because that's what I know about.
One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man.
- Julie Walters

The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader,
but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about
what will happen to the hero.
- Mary McCarthy

The unfolding of a story is both as exciting and as
difficult for each and every novel I've written,
regardless of time and place.
- Rose Tremain

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

I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro.
Again, if you were to ask me about male writers,
there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works.
- Ann Beattie

The impulse of the journalist is to be novel,
yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment;
the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true,
regardless of the moment.
- Daniel Bell

You are - all your experience just kind of accumulates,
and the novel takes a richness of its own simply because
it has the weight of all those years that one's put into it.
- Donna Tartt

The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian
is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation,
the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language.
- Juan Goytisolo

The reason I love comics more than anything else is
that the longest story will be just a few pages.
With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening.
- Sergio Aragones

Novel writing wrecks homes.
- C. S. Forester

My first novel took 12 years to complete because life got in my way.
- Donald McKay

A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study.
- Saul Bellow

I found some time ago that I have to be careful,
while working on a novel, what I read.
- John Sladek

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's
and let his perceptions take over.
- Elizabeth Moon

A novel is balanced between a few true impressions
and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
- Saul Bellow

I started a second novel seven times and I had to throw them away.
- Amy Tan

Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human
biology and their perceived impact on human values
have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society.
- Paul Berg

A screenplay is not a finished product;
a novel is.
A screenplay is a blueprint for something -
for a building that will most likely never be built.
- Nicholas Meyer

Every novel generates its own climate,
when you get going.
- Penelope Lively

It's hard being a hostage in somebody else's mouth -
or a character in somebody else's novel.
- David Antin

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

Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel.
- Donna Tartt

So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing.
- George Stephen

The most important basis of any novel is wanting to be someone else,
and this means creating a character.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous.
He or she is like a person who has put on full armor
and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
- Kurt Vonnegut

A novel, in the end, is a container,
a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.
- Helen Dunmore

Every once in a while I feel the tremendous force of the novel.
But it does not stay with me.
- Zane Grey

The final test for a novel will be our affection for it,
as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
- E. M. Forster

I have nothing revolutionary or even novel to offer.
- Samuel E. Morison

In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms,
but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking.
It's a much more in-depth process.
- Sidney Sheldon

You're getting everyone's point of view at the same time,
which, for me, is the perfect state for a novel:
a cubist state,
the cubist novel.
- Michael Ondaatje

I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it.
Mostly because novels and films are so different,
and I'm such an internal novelist.
- Alice Hoffman

When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators.
But when you write a novel, it's yours.
- Sidney Sheldon

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

My first film goes into production in October.
It's called White Boy Shuffle and it's based on a novel
about a young black kid and it's sort of reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye.
- Ryan Phillippe

A novel is a static thing that one moves through;
a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.
- Kenneth Tynan

When writing a novel a writer should create living people;
people not characters.
A character is a caricature.
- Ernest Hemingway

If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead.
How liberating to work in the margins,
outside a central perception.
You are the ghoul of literature.
Lovely.
- Don DeLillo

The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

The theory of founder effects does not explain how
novel features like plumage traits arise.
- Peter R. Grant

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

I don't fret over lost time - I can always use the situations in a novel.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I am writing my second novel for children for Simon and Schuster.
- Marlee Matlin

One should be able to return to the first sentence
of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.
- Gloria Naylor

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

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

A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat.
- Lord Chesterfield

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


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