novelty

A Quote by Fred Allen on novelty and understanding

I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on affection, friendship, and novelty

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 (1879 - 1970)

Source: Aspects of the Novel, "Introductory," 1927.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on novelty

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Yes, oh dear, yes, the novel tells a story.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Aspects of the Novel, 1954.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on force and novelty

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: book review

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on greatness, imagination, novelty, power, universe, and world

It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on improvement and novelty

Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve; we may give somewhat of novelty to that which was old, condensation to that which was diffuse, perspicuity to that which was obscure, and currency to that which was recondite.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on beginning, learning, life, novelty, and trying

All my life I have been trying to learn, to read, to see and hear, and to write. At sixty-five I began my first novel and after the five years, lacking a month, I took to finish it, I was still traveling, still a seeker.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by Carl Ransom Rogers on creativity, judgment, and novelty

The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.

Carl Rogers

Source: On Becoming a Person

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on chaos, errors, glory, judgment, novelty, shame, truth, uncertainty, and universe

What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a subject of contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées, chapter x. 1670.

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on novelty

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Novelty is an essential attribute of the beautiful.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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