C S Forester Quotes & Wallpapers

C S Forester
Total Quotes: 26


When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask. C S Forester

I did not ask for objections, but for comments, or helpful suggestions. I looked for more loyalty from you, Captain Hornblower. That made the whole argument pointless. If Leighton only wanted servile agreement there was no sense in continuing. C S Forester

The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day. C S Forester

There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end. C S Forester

I have heard of novels started in the middle, at the end, written in patches to be joined together later, but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this. C S Forester

I did not ask for objections, but for comments, or helpful suggestions. I looked for more loyalty from you, Captain Hornblower.' That made the whole argument pointless. If Leighton only wanted servile agreement there was no sense in continuing... C S Forester

I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses; each book is a pea. C S Forester

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out. C S Forester

The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied. I was told to get my papers with the clerk in the outer hall. I was medically rejected. C S Forester

I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers. C S Forester

There is still need to think and plan, but on a different scale, and along different lines. C S Forester

Novel writing is far and away the most exhausting work I know. C S Forester

When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument. C S Forester

The work is with me when I wake up in the morning; it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run through the newspaper, while I shave and bathe and dress. C S Forester

Clairvoyant, Hornblower could foresee that in a year's time, the world would hardy remember the incident. In twenty years, it would be entirely forgotten. Yet those headless corpses up there in Muzillac; those shattered redcoats; those Frenchmen caught in the four-pounder's blast of canister - they were as dead as if it had been a day in which history had been changed. C S Forester

I'd rather be in trouble for having done something than for not having done anything. C S Forester

Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor. C S Forester

They managed to find time... to tell me that there was no chance of my being accepted for service and that really I should be surprised to still be alive. C S Forester

I thank God daily for the good fortune of my birth, for I am certain I would have made a miserable peasant. C S Forester

Although she herself was ill enough to justify being in bed had been a person weak-minded enough to give up, Rose Sawyer could see that her brother, the Reverend Samuel Sayer, was far more ill. C S Forester

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts. C S Forester

With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water. Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable enough in moderate currents. C S Forester

Novel writing wrecks homes. C S Forester

The fools ran after me and I ran after the whores, foolish though I realized such a proceeding to be. C S Forester

The lucky man is he who knows how much to leave to chance. C S Forester

A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular, and he could rarely afford to if he wanted. C S Forester



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