A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on biography, circumstances, inventions, novelty, and people

.People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

Source: A Dance to the Music of Time: Hearing Secret Harmonies, Ch. 3.

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