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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
I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal.
John C. Hawkes
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Poetry is fascinating. As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra, and somehow prose can go over into poetry.
Because I write a book a year, I always want to do one other project every year that's stimulating in a different way. It means you can be working but not using up your prose juice, you know?
The language of prose is very different than the language of cinema, so the movie has to successfully translate what was in the book.
You start realizing that good prose is crunchy. There's texture in your mouth as you say it. You realize bad writing, bland writing, has no texture, no taste, no corners in your mouth. I'm a great believer in reading aloud.
The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
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.
I find old copies of National Gallery catalogues, which are written in the dryest possible prose, infinitely soothing.
The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
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.
If there's anything I'm keen to get better at in my writing, then it's the writing of prose as opposed to the writing of dialogue.
I'm a better polemicist in prose.
I suppose people might consider me a 'loose' reader, as I seem willing to read anything of quality thinking and prose.
Throughout his career, W.G. Sebald wrote poems that were strikingly similar to his prose. His tone, in both genres, was always understated but possessed of a mournful grandeur.
Because I write prose, when I sat down to write a comic, it feels like my brain's working differently. It actually feels like different bits of my head are springing into action.
My affinity, as a novelist, with Dickens has been overstated. I relish the way everything in his prose pulsates with life force, and I'm in debt to him every time I invest inanimate objects with uncanny animism. But his female characters annoy me.
My prose is turgid, it just hasn't got any energy.
Carol Ann Duffy
And what holds good of verse holds infinitely better in respect to prose.
My plays are made up of long monologues, which is similar to prose working with the language.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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