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Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
I read a lot of autobiographical stories, and I write plays and prose. And I play piano and cello. A lot of my downtime is devoted to that.
For me, prose walks, poetry dances.
Whatever brief delights it provides, mere strangeness in poetry and prose eventually leaves us cold, especially when we suspect the writer is stretching for effect to avoid the actual life before his eyes.
In prose, I think you sometimes have to write in very plain language, where every line may not seem to be so important, though in all writing every line is important.
I've written a lot of prose. I just haven't published it.
Prose is all about embellishing and describing.
In my younger days, I was trying to write sophisticated prose and fantastic stories.
I'm a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
Neil Patrick Harris
Rachel Cusk's books are like pop-up volumes for grown-ups, the prose springing out of the page to bop you neatly between the eyes with its insights.
I really don't have a lot in common with the people who attend the Comic Con. It's like assuming that all people who write prose are the same.
Writing for adults and writing for young people is really not that different. As a reporter, I have always tried to write as clearly and simply as possible. I like clean, unadorned writing. So writing for a younger audience was largely an exercise in making my prose even more clear and direct, and in avoiding complicated digressions.
Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
Jerry B. Jenkins
Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
Prose, poetry, and drawings stand side by side in a very democratic way in my work.
On a piece of prose, you have to work at least six hours a day. I don't know how you can do that and teach and raise a kid and paint the house.
Poetry privileges music and is aesthetically more challenging. Prose privileges information and is emotionally more challenging.
Prose cannot compete with the economy of poetry, the ability to have a full artistic experience in a short period of time.
Henry Miller is a famous writer whose work has fallen out of fashion, but I strongly recommend that readers who don't know his work pick up a book and experience this writer's zealous, crazy, inventive, funny, sexy, often delirious prose.
A lot of times you get people writing wonderful sentences and paragraphs, and they fall in love with their prose style, but the stories really aren't that terrific.
So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.
With prose you can incorporate more details, develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way. Prose has its own speed.
Occasionally I find a travel book that is both illuminating and entertaining, where vivid writing and research replace self-indulgence and sloppy prose.
When I put together a graphic novel, I don't think about literary prose. I think about storytelling.
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
Samuel McChord Crothers
John F. Kennedy
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