C. S. Forester
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C. S. Forester
When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for…
They managed to find time… to tell me that there was no chance of my being accepted for service and that really I should be…
The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied. I was told to get my papers with the clerk in the outer…
I have heard of novels started in the middle, at the end, written in patches to be joined together later, but I have never felt…
Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally…
A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get…
There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end.
There is still need to think and plan, but on a different scale, and along different lines.
Novel writing is far and away the most exhausting work I know.
I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses; each book is a pea.
A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular, and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water. Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable enough…
Novel writing wrecks homes.
The work is with me when I wake up in the morning; it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run…
Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor.
The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out…
I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without…
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