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Prose is all about embellishing and describing.
In my younger days, I was trying to write sophisticated prose and fantastic stories.
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.
I'm a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
Neil Patrick Harris
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.
Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
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
It has often been observed that the repercussion of poetic language on prose language can be considered a decisive cut of a whip.
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.
With prose you can incorporate more details, develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way. Prose has its own speed.
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.
I feel very lucky and privileged to be a writer. I feel lucky in the sense that I can branch out into prose and tell different kinds of stories and stuff. But being a writer is so great because you're literally not dependent on anybody.
Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
Jerry B. Jenkins
I don't dream songs. I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.
Occasionally I find a travel book that is both illuminating and entertaining, where vivid writing and research replace self-indulgence and sloppy prose.
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.
I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James.
When you have an idea for a story, you want those characters to reach as many people as you can. I think you normally think of prose as a way of doing that. It fits our time, the culture.
Of course, I have to consider that I've written a lot of prose, but I do in my heart think of myself as being originally, and still primarily, a poet.
'Words and Music' on Radio 3 is always a treat. Actors read passages of poetry and prose interspersed with music, and nobody tells you what it is. Later you can look it up online, but at the time you can't cheat.
I believe so deeply in the primacy of language, in lifting your prose to the highest level you're capable of and making your words symphonic.
Leonardo da Vinci
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