A novel is not, after all, a historical document, but a way to travel through the human heart.
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are imaginary.
“Reading a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair”
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Any man's life, told truly, is a novel.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.