Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

J. D. Salinger

« All quotes from this author

I don't suppose a writing man ever really gets rid of his old crocus-yellow neckties. Sooner or later, I think, they show up in his prose, and there isn't a hell of a lot he can do about it.

J. D. Salinger

» J. D. Salinger - all quotes »

Tags: J. D. Salinger Quotes, Authors starting by S

Similar quotes


When you review an exhibition of paintings you don't compose a painting about it, when you review a film you don't make a film about it and when you review a new CD you don't make a little CD about it. But when you review a prose-narrative then you write a prose-narrative about that prose-narrative and those who write the secondary prose-narrative, let's face it, must have once had dreams of writing the primary prose-narrative. And so there is a kind of hierarchy of envy and all those other things.

Martin Amis

The original of the yellow rose is clad (you've guessed it) in canary yellow. The lemon-meringue confection has been poured into yellow slacks and yellow shirt, an immaculate yellow-blonde barbie-doll with 'EFG- Follies-Girl' written all over her.

Jani Allan

Now I must, I suppose, explain why I have been writing this account. [...] I have written to disclose myself to myself, and I am writing now because I will, I know, sometime read what I am now writing and wonder. Perhaps by the time I do, I will have solved the mystery of myself, or perhaps I will no longer care to know the solution.

Gene Wolfe

Meredith is a prose Browning, and so is Browning. He used poetry as a medium for writing in prose.

Oscar Wilde

Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.

Hilaire Belloc
© 2009–2013Quotes Privacy Policy | Contact