Prose Quotes

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Small: The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes
W. Somerset Maugham
"The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes"
W. Somerset Maugham, Playwright
Small: Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry
Virginia Woolf
"Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry"
Virginia Woolf, Author
Small: I think Maus I is better than Maus II. The standard here is whether or not its as good as a great book of pros
"I think Maus I is better than Maus II. The standard here is whether or not it's as good as a great book of prose literature and by that standard, no, it's not that great"
Ted Rall, Cartoonist
Small: Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built
"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 Benjamin, Critic
Small: Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince
H. L. Mencken
"Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince"
H. L. Mencken, Writer
Small: One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose
Voltaire
"One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose"
Voltaire, Writer
Small: The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry
"The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry"
David Hare, Playwright
Small: There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired
Edward Young
"There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired"
Edward Young, Poet
Small: The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel,
George Orwell
"The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature"
George Orwell, Author
Small: The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind
Virginia Woolf
"The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind"
Virginia Woolf, Author
Small: I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to w
Virginia Woolf
"I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose"
Virginia Woolf, Author
Small: I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is, prose words in
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Poet
Small: Always be a poet, even in prose
Charles Baudelaire
"Always be a poet, even in prose"
Charles Baudelaire, Poet
Small: Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a
Walter Savage Landor
"Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose"
Walter Savage Landor, Poet
Small: For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the cele
"For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness"
Joseph Conrad, Novelist
Small: Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose
Jerry B. Jenkins
"Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose"
Jerry B. Jenkins, Novelist
Small: All those authors there, most of whom of course Ive never met. Thats the poetry side, thats the prose side, th
Norman MacCaig
"All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed"
Norman MacCaig, Poet
Small: You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style
"You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style"
Vladimir Nabokov, Novelist
Small: Romance like a ghost escapes touching it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conv
"Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory"
George William Curtis, Author
Small: When prose gets too stylized and out of control - and Stein is sometimes a good example - when you dont know w
"When prose gets too stylized and out of control - and Stein is sometimes a good example - when you don't know what the hell is going on, then it's kind of boring"
Rick Moody, Novelist
Small: The process of composition, messing around with paragraphs and trying to make really good prose, is hardwired
"The process of composition, messing around with paragraphs and trying to make really good prose, is hardwired into my personality"
Rick Moody, Novelist
Small: What I do say is that I can write verse, and that the writing of verse in strict form is the best possible tra
"What I do say is that I can write verse, and that the writing of verse in strict form is the best possible training for writing good prose"
Philip Pullman, Writer
Small: When you have an idea for a story, you want those characters to reach as many people as you can. I think you n
"When you have an idea for a story, you want those characters to reach as many people as you can. I think you normally think of prose as a way of doing that. It fits our time, the culture"
Robert Morgan, Soldier
Small: I dont dream songs. Im more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song.
"I don't dream songs. I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs"
Judy Collins, Musician
Small: Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony
"Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony"
Horace Walpole, Author
Small: I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose
"I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose"
Jeffery Deaver, Writer
Small: The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart
"The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart"
Ryszard Kapuscinski, Journalist
Small: Im a better polemicist in prose
"I'm a better polemicist in prose"
Ted Rall, Cartoonist
Small: It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we cant do in prose
Peter Davison
"It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we can't do in prose"
Peter Davison, Actor
Small: Eloquence is the poetry of prose
"Eloquence is the poetry of prose"
William C. Bryant, Poet
Small: When I put together a graphic novel, I dont think about literary prose. I think about storytelling
"When I put together a graphic novel, I don't think about literary prose. I think about storytelling"
Ted Rall, Cartoonist
Small: The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is
"The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse"
Robert Morgan, Soldier
Small: With prose you can incorporate more details, develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way. Prose has i
"With prose you can incorporate more details, develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way. Prose has its own speed"
Robert Morgan, Soldier
Small: Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with conce
"Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort"
Neil Gaiman, Author
Small: That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said
"That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said"
Robert Creeley, Poet
Small: When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poet
"When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble"
John C. Ransom
Small: Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet but among even the successful writers o
"Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions"
William E. Gladstone, Leader
Small: Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursio
"Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process"
Franz Grillparzer, Poet
Small: Prose talks and poetry sings
"Prose talks and poetry sings"
Franz Grillparzer, Poet
Small: He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose, in which event he may be sure tha
"He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose, in which event he may be sure that the result will not fall into any objective form"
John C. Ransom
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