Francine Prose Quotes & Sayings

17 most famous Francine Prose quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“Long before the idea of a writer's conference was a glimmer in anyone's eye, writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors. They studied meter with Ovid, plot construction with Homer, comedy with Aristophanes; they honed their prose style by absorbing the lucid sentences of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson.”
Francine Prose Quotes
“'One Hundred Years of Solitude' convinced me to drop out of Harvard graduate school. The novel reminded me of everything my Ph.D. program was trying to make me forget. Thank you, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.”
Francine Prose Quotes
“I can no more reread my own books than I can watch old home movies or look at snapshots of myself as a child. I wind up sitting on the floor, paralyzed by grief and nostalgia.”
“For any writer, the ability to look at a sentence and see what's superfluous, what can be altered, revised, expanded, and, especially, cut, is essential. It's satisfying to see that sentence shrink, snap into place, and ultimately emerge in a more polished form: clear, economical, sharp.”
Francine Prose Quotes
“I'm in a rage all of the time.”
Francine Prose Quotes
“I know a lot of Eastern Europeans, and because of what they have been through and what they have seen, they have an attitude where they are not easily fooled.”
Francine Prose Quotes
“A lot of girls who turn into something remarkable start off as irrepressible, confident and a handful.”
Francine Prose Quotes
“A work of art can start you thinking about some aesthetic or philosophical problem; it can suggest some new method, some fresh approach to fiction.”
Francine Prose Quotes
“Fact-checking is so boring compared to writing fiction.”
Francine Prose Quotes
“I think of myself as someone with a kind of Tourette's. I cannot help saying the thing you're not supposed to say.”

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