novelty

A Quote by Aristotle on art, good, novelty, style, and time

A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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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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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on nature, novelty, people, and world

Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.

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A Quote by Angela Carter on books, experience, history, novelty, reading, world, and writing

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 (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by André Gide on novelty and preparation

Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by Amrom Katz on future, imperfection, novelty, past, reading, and present

Try to find the real tense of the report you are reading: Was it done, is it being done, or is something to be done? Reports are now written in four tenses: past tense, present tense, future tense, and pretense. Watch for novel uses of CONGRAM (CONtractor GRAMmer), defined by the past imperfect, the present insufficient, and the future absolutely perfect.

Amrom Katz

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on fiction, god, imagination, novelty, romance, and thought

ROMANCE, n. Fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of Things as They Are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination . . .

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on art, literature, and novelty

NOVEL, n. A short story padded. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. As it is too long to be read at a sitting the impressions made by its successive parts are successively effaced, as in the pa

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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