Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.— Ernest Hemingway
Lust beautiful prose quotes that are about love propose
If geography is prose, maps are iconography.
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.
Summer for prose and lemons, for nakedness and languor.
It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short.
The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.
Polyphonic prose is a kind of free verse, except that it is still freer.
Polyphonic makes full use of cadence, rime, alliteration, assonance.
Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.
I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.
it wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short.
Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes;
and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry.
The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.
Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
When I put together a graphic novel, I don't think about literary prose. I think about storytelling.
One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name.
Good prose should be transparent, like a window pane.
He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble;
he who writes verses builds it in granite. - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton
Always be a poet, even in prose.
He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite.
When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble.
Read a lot - poems, prose, stories, newspapers, anything.
Read books and poems that you think you will like and some that you think might not be for you. You might be surprised.
The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence as early as Chaucer's time: but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth.
Histories never conclude; they just pause their prose. Their stories are, if they are truthful, untidy affairs, resistant to windings-up and sortings-out. They beat raggedly on into the future.
You’re trying to take something that can be described in many, many sentences and pages of prose, but you can convert it into a couple lines of poetry and you still get the essence, so it’s that compression. The best code is poetry.
To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose.
Find what gave you emotion; what the action was that gave you excitement. Then write it down making it clear so that the reader can see it too. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
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Literature - according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose. Fiction can be further distinguished according to major forms such as the
Poems in Prose - Poems in Prose may refer to: Poems in Prose (Wilde), the collective title of six prose poems published by Oscar Wilde in 1894 Poems in Prose (Smith),
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I love the necessary ambiguity of short stories - there simply isn't time to render every detail, so much of the story that orbits the literal prose must happen in the reader's imagination. Who knows, maybe the dwindling attention spans means a lucrative future for short story writers.
If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you've got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you're dumb and blind.
What I can say is that it was clear to many of us that an indigenous African literary renaissance was overdue. A major objective was to challenge stereotypes, myths, and the image of ourselves and our continent, and to recast them through stories- prose, poetry, essays, and books for our children. That was my overall goal.
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
... (when asked who wrote 'Some Enchanted Evening') Rodgers and Hammerstein, if you can imagine it taking two men to write one song. ... Good authors, too, who once knew better words now use only four-letter words writing prose. ... Brush up your Shakespeare and they'll all kowtow.
Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.
The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital.
But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes - let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.
For me a page of good prose is where one hears the rain.
A page of good prose is when one hears the noise of battle.... A page of good prose seems to me the most serious dialogue that well-informed and intelligent men and women carry on today in their endeavor to make sure that the fires of this planet burn peaceably.