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Ya Novel Quotes


"If ya ain't got it in ya, ya can't blow it out." - Louis Armstrong

"For me, a good YA novel is the best kind of comfort food." - Hallie Ephron

"Ya wanna be an artist? Make art!" - Kay WalkingStick

"When you don't pray, the devil rides ya when ya sleep" - Lil Boosie

"Shake what ya momma gave ya and most of all be sassy" - Kim Kardashian

"Sometimes ya gotta do stuff ?cause it's expected of ya, not ?cause of anything else." - Laura Moncur

"I'm an old fashioned joint smoker ya know." - Willie Nelson

"Relationships are more important than punch lines, ya know?" - Kanye West

"Watch out world, we're here to change ya!" - Hal Elrod

"Novel writing wrecks homes." - C S Forester

"When you down and out don't nobody trust ya, but when you got bread it seems like everybody love ya." - Lil Boosie

"Let nothing novel be introduced!" - Pope Pius XII

"Writing a novel is agony." - George Orwell

"The novel is rescued life." - Hortense Calisher

"Novel writing is solitary work." - Mohsin Hamid

"I've never abandoned the novel." - V S Naipaul

"Only one novel is a novel: that is a successful novel." - William Golding

"'Annapurna' is a sort of novel. It's a novel, but a true novel." - Maurice Herzog

"Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." - Fionnula Flanagan

"Ya gotta do what ya gotta do." - Sylvester Stallone

"They say ya additude determines ya laditude..." - Kanye West

"Success is the best revenge for anything. Keep ya head down and work hard to achieve." - Ed Sheeran

"You hate it before you played it. I already forgave ya." - J Cole

"Do what ya have to do to pay off yer debt with Heaven,' he said, his concern for proper speech abandoned. 'But ya do not die on me, ya understand? I can't live without ya. Yer all I got, woman.' Her breath caught in her lungs. 'I don't want to be here if you're not." - Jana Oliver

"Spread ya legs, arch your back. Go up and down, and make it clap." - Diplo

"A fight every now and again does make life more interesting. Don't ya think?" - Dante Alighieri

"Ya hafta be there for Beck. He only has you." Riley sighed. "I'll get the car." - Jana Oliver

"I'm reliable sources, I'll tell ya anything you want me to know." - Tom Waits

"Be what ya is, 'cause if ya be what you ain't, ya ain't what ya is." - Don Meyer

"I tell ya! The road to success is an endless battle for you and me." - Steven Jackson

"Do you speak Chopnese huh? Do ya? Chop chop chop chop chop. Aha you don't." - Pewdiepie

"I tell ya, if you want to disperse a crowd, start spittin' on 'em." - Kent Nichols

"Sleep tight, ya morons!" - J D Salinger

"Although every novel is derived directly from another novel, there is really only one novel, the Quixote." - David Berlinski

"I'm working on a young adult novel. I've been working on it for a while, because I don't know how to write a novel and I'm teaching myself. For that reason, I've been reading a lot of YA [young adults], which I never have before. It's totally new to me." - Morgan Parker

"NOVEL, n. A short story padded..." - Ambrose Bierce

"One man's daydreaming is another man's novel." - Grey Livingston

"I invented the historical spy novel." - Alan Furst

"I wrote the worst novel ever." - Sophie Ellisbextor

"A good novel editor is invisible." - Terri Windling

"I'm gonna hump ya. Like Deputy Dog... Would hump ya." - Steve Coogan

"So: see ya, and I wouldn't wanna be ya." - Wesley Snipes

"Been about ya and I'm still about ya" - Drake

"Thank God for the bomb. Nuke ya, nuke ya." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Glad to eat ya', I mean meet ya'" - Digger" - Kathryn Lasky

"The desire to write a novel is the single required prerequisite for writing a novel." - Jane Smiley

"History is a novel which did take place; a novel is history that could take place." - Jules de Goncourt

"A good novel cannot be too long nor a bad novel too short." - Ellen Glasgow

"The novel is never really in the first draft. The novel really happens in the revisions." - Tama Janowitz

"If you read a novel in more than two weeks, you don't read the novel really." - Philip Roth

"I myself, I am not a character in this novel; I am the novel." - Philip K Dick

"I love Richard Yates, his work, and the novel, Revolutionary Road. It's a devastating novel." - Michael Chabon

"I'd never written a novel before, and I wrote a novel, and that turned out OK." - Rainbow Rowell

"I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?" - Irwin Shaw

"Since I can't write the greatest American novel, I'm going to write the longest American novel." - Thomas Steinbeck

"You dont know me, you just met me, well if i couldnt have it..silly rabbit, why ya sweat me" - Tupac Shakur

"I got these haters like, When he gon' stop? Maybe a minute after never, start ya clocks." - Lil Wayne

"Told ya you were special." - Thomas E. Sniegoski

"First female referee can't play probably, either, right? But you're thinking the game like you know it? Okay, see ya." - Duncan Keith

"I tell ya when I was a kid, all I knew was rejection. My yo-yo, it never came back." - Rodney Dangerfield

"I can't listen to that much Wagner, ya know ? I start to get the urge to conquer Poland." - Woody Allen

"Do ya' feel lucky, punk?" - Clint Eastwood

"He had the kind of face only a mother could love. If that mother was blind in one eye, and had that sort of milky film over the other one, ya..ya know, ya know what I mean? But still he was my identical twin." - Colin Mochrie

"I was never a cool person; in fact, cool people have always made fun of me. That's why I loved [the Robert Cormier YA novel] The Chocolate War - because the cool kids (not the establishment) were the villains. I totally identified with that." - Simon Rich

"I don't think I ever intended specifically to write for the young adult market. It's just that when the idea for City of Bones came to me, I knew the main characters were teenagers. In my mind they were just very clearly the ages they were, which turned out to mean it was a YA novel." - Cassandra Clare

"The novel since its origins has been the privatization of history... the history of private life ... and in that sense every novel is an historical novel...." - Jose Emilio Pacheco

"He wrote a novel, and it was not really such a bad novel as the critics later called it, although it was a very poor novel." - Ernest Hemingway

"Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it's a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed." - Neil Gaiman

"One novel in five hundred or a thousand has the quality a novel should have to make it a novel - the quality of philosophy." - Doris Lessing

"Only in a novel are all things given full play." - David Herbert Lawrence

"A novel is a tricky thing to map." - Reif Larsen

"The devil is always discovering something novel against the truth." - Pope Leo I

"A novel is a mirror walking down a road" - Michael Ondaatje

"History begins in novel and ends in essay." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"To read a novel is a difficult and complex art." - Virginia Woolf

"An old novel has a history of its own." - Alexander Smith

"Travelling is like a novel: it's what happens that counts." - George Sand

"In a novel, it's hard to keep track of everybody" - Irwin Shaw

"Glenda Adams has written a wicked and witty novel." - Diane Johnson

"Secrets. Need to disguise. The novel was born of this." - Anais Nin

"England offers new comforts. I could write a novel there." - Sylvia Plath

"Writing a novel is a lot like reading one." - Katherine Center

"A Marxist has never written a good novel." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"A novel is a performance you have to plan." - John Darnielle

"The Great Gatsby, the finest novel ever written." - W P Kinsella

"Life's like a novel with the end ripped out." - Danny Orton and Blair Daly

"Yes, oh dear, yes, the novel tells a story." - E M Forster

"The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it." - Ernest Hemingway

"How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel!" - Dodie Smith

"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again." - Howard Nemerov

"I might just write a novel next. I don't know!" - Frank Ocean

"I always knew writing a novel was a great thing." - James Salter

"Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life." - George Sand

"The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics." - Bille August

"The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair." - Jose Bergamin

"The best project is one that asks a novel question." - Walter Gilbert

"Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day." - Henry David Thoreau

"The novel is resilient, and so are novelists." - John Banville

"Oh you know, I've been writing a novel." - Jarvis Cocker

"Every novel generates its own climate, when you get going." - Penelope Lively

"Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel." - Andre Maurois

"Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays." - James Merrill

"The central problem of novel-writing is causality." - Jorge Luis Borges

"I'm skeptical that the novel will be 're-invented.'" - Jeff Bezos

"A novel is written not to be judged, but experienced." - Anne Enright

"I don't write a novel every two years." - Jayne Anne Phillips

"I wish I could spend six years writing one novel." - Paullina Simons

"Life is God's novel. Let him write it." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"A novel is a mirror carried along a main road." - Stendhal

"The fire burns as the novel taught it how." - Wallace Stevens

"A reader should encounter themselves in a novel, I think." - Mohsin Hamid

"There's no reason you should write any novel quickly." - John Irving

"So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing." - George Stephen

"Only in a novel are all things given full play." - D H Lawrence

"I have nothing revolutionary or even novel to offer." - Samuel E Morison

"Everyone deserves to be the hero of a novel." - William Nicholson

"My intention was never to write a "trans novel" - which is perhaps an effective strategy for writing a trans novel." - Vivek Shraya

"I don't begin a novel with a shopping list - the novel becomes my shopping list as I write it." - William Gibson

"Newt Gingrich wrote a novel, and he's a short story. Bill Clinton wrote a biography, and he's a novel." - James Mcbride

"'The Fourth Hand' was a novel that came from twenty years of screenwriting concurrently with whatever novel I'm writing." - John Irving

"A good novel is a good novel, pointe finale. And I think what I'm writing is exactly that." - Louise Penny

"I've published over 100 books - and that is divided about 50/50 adult and young adult. Lately, I have been writing more YA, which is such a great genre to write it. I don't have a favourite (I usually say it's the last book I've written), but certain books do stick in the mind. My very first YA novel, The Children of Lir, will always be special to me, and, of course The Alchemyst because it was a series I'd wanted to write for ages." - Michael Scott

"Put ya shoulder to the handle, if ya dare, and hoist that bucket hither, Crank'n'hoist'n'hoist'n'crank, till ya muscles waste'n'wither." - Nick Cave

"We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup, And even though you're fed up, Huh, ya got to keep your head up." - Tupac Shakur

"When I talk about money. All you see is the struggle. When I tell ya, I'm livin' large, you tell me, its trouble." - Tupac Shakur

"I'll slow roast ya, got no holster" - Drake

"I tell ya, I was an ugly kid. I was so ugly that my dad kept the kid's picture that came with the wallet he bought." - Rodney Dangerfield

"I'm kicking new flava in ya ear!" - Craig Mack

"Ya know, Hitler was this evil, evil man. But with the World Bank and Israel manipulating America, he might have been on to something..." - Zach Braff

"Dance with the one who brung ya." - Darrell Royal

"Old school new school need to learn though I burn baby, burn like Disco Inferno Burn slow like blunts with ya-yo Peel more skins than Idaho potato" - The Notorious Big

"Nine to five is how ya survive, I ain't trying to survive I'm trying to live it to the limit and love it alive" - Jay-Z

"Jeepers creepers! Where'd ya get those peepers?" - Johnny Mercer

"Get it in ya! Chocolate milk, bitch!" - Tre Cool

"It ain't about who ya love, it's all about do ya love." - Michael Franti

"A good friend is someone who gets ya drunk and then walks ya home afterwards." - Michael Monroe

"Forget the haters, just get ya money, just get ya weight up." - Nicki Minaj

"Worried bout ya followers? You need to get ya dollars up." - Drake

"Yeah, man. It's time to let de people get good herbs and smoke. Government's a joke. All dey wan' is ya smoke cigarettes and cigar. Some cigar wickeder den herb. Yeah, man, ya can't smoke cigar. Smoke herb. Some big cigar me see man wit', God bless! Me tell him must smoke herb." - Bob Marley

"When a guy knocks ya down, never get up unless he's gonna kill ya." - Gennaro Angiulo

"When I see ya baby girl, I miss feelin on ya. I miss everything that's real about ya and that's everything about ya, that's just how I feel about ya" - Drake

"There are always differences when you adapt a novel to a film. A novel is longer so you're automatically cutting out elements and introspection but this is actually a film that stays very close to the novel." - Nicholas Sparks

"To read a novel requires a certain kind of concentration, focus, devotion to the reading. If you read a novel in more than two weeks, you don't read the novel really." - Philip Roth

"You know, the point of a novel - or to me, the point of a novel, the gift of a novel is to go really deeply inside people's lives and inside their personal experiences." - Curtis Sittenfeld

"A novel is never anything but a philosophy expressed in images. And in a good novel the philosophy has disappeared into the images." - Albert Camus

"The story and the poem are obviously changed by being placed in the novel, so in a sense they're no longer the works that preceded the novel." - Ben Lerner

"You're getting everyone's point of view at the same time, which for me, is the perfect state for a novel: a cubist state, the cubist novel." - Michael Ondaatje

"There is no denying that we are suffering from a collective neurosis and the novel which does not face this is not a novel of our time." - Anais Nin

"A novel is what you dream in your night sleep. A novel is not waking thoughts although it is written and thought with waking thoughts." - Gertrude Stein

"If only a group of people were more important to me than the idea of a Novel, I might begin a novel." - Sylvia Plath



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