Prose sayings

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◆ I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another til I drop.
- Jack Kerouac99
◆ Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll99
◆ Hundreds of butterflies flitted in and out of sight like short-lived punctuation marks in a stream of consciousness without beginning or end.
- Haruki Murakami99
◆ The young student sits with his head bent over his books, and his mind straying in youth's dreamland; where prose is prowling on the desk and poetry hiding in the heart.
- Rabindranath Tagore99
◆ But what humans forget, cells remember. The body, that elephant
- Jeffrey Eugenides99
◆ The characters in my novels are my own unrealised possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them all and equally horrified by them. Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented.
- Milan Kundera99
◆ Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson99
◆ Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul.
- Oscar Wilde99
◆ 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.
- John Cheever99
◆ The snow was too light to stay, the ground too warm to keep it. And the strange spring snow fell only in that golden moment of dawn, the turning of the page between night and day.
- Shannon Hale99
◆ You know that sickening feeling of inadequacy and over-exposure you feel when you look upon your own empurpled prose? Relax into the awareness that this ghastly sensation will never, ever leave you, no matter how successful and publicly lauded you become. It is intrinsic to the real business of writing and should be cherished.
- Will Self99
◆ 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.
- Walter Benjamin99
◆ A changeableness, too, as if beneath my visible face there was another, having second thoughts.
- Jeffrey Eugenides99
◆ A prose that is altogether alive demands something of the reader that the ordinary novel reader is not prepared to give.
- T.S. Eliot99
◆ Poetry is prose in slow motion.
- Nicholson Baker99

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