novelist Quotes

Quotes from famous novelists


popular novelists
Aldous Huxley 170 quotes
Ernest Hemingway 168 quotes
Charles Dickens 125 quotes

C.S. Lewis
107 quotes
Leo Tolstoy
84 quotes
Joseph Conrad
84 quotes
John Updike
80 quotes
Gore Vidal
75 quotes
Chuck Palahniuk
74 quotes
E. M. Forster
72 quotes
Richard Bach
67 quotes
Anatole France
65 quotes

Famous novelist quotes and sayings
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. Robertson Davies, novelist
  • become

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • Change

Real love stories never have endings. Richard Bach, novelist
  • Love

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. Erica Jong, novelist
  • courage

Happiness is that you have three things: something you do, something you love, and something you aspire to. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • happiness


I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • attitude

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide, novelist
  • Actions

You must always be willing to work without applause. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • work

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K. Rowling, novelist
  • abilities

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • Purpose

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. Andre Gide, novelist
  • Self

What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • success

Tolerance and compassion are qualities of fearless people. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • qualities

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
  • Bravery

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist
  • dream

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • destiny

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling, novelist
  • life

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • change

Defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you. J.K. Rowling, novelist
  • liberty

One doesn't discover new lands without losing sight of the shore. Andre Gide, novelist
  • discovery

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens, novelist
  • Love

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • happiness

You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down. Toni Morrison, novelist
  • inspirational

He who awaits much can expect little. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, novelist
  • Procrastination

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • life

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach, novelist
  • Time

We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • people

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach, novelist
  • inspirational

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. Emile Zola, novelist
  • inspirational

One day you'll wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • time

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there. Richard Bach, novelist
  • imagine

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott, novelist
  • inspirational

Courage is found in unlikely places. J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist
  • courage

The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • strong

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • Friends

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • powerful

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist
  • attitude

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them. Jack Kerouac, novelist
  • failure

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London, novelist
  • motivational

In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • journey

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka, novelist
  • beauty

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • Love

He who loses wealth loses much. He who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses courage loses all. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
  • courage

We are asleep until we fall in love. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • love

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • AlcoholAlcoholism

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • travel

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Michael Korda, novelist
  • Belief

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. Honore de Balzac, novelist
  • love

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong. Leo Rosten, novelist
  • Strength

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J.K. Rowling, novelist
  • integrity


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