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C. S. Forester - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses; each book is a pea. ---->>>

Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Novel writing wrecks homes. ---->>>

There is still need to think and plan, but on a different scale, and along different lines. ---->>>

There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Novel writing is far and away the most exhausting work I know. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: July 27, 1899
Birthplace:
Die: 04-02, 1966
Occupation: Novelist
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Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C. S." Forester, was an English novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare such as the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars. Two of the Hornblower books, A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours, were jointly awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1938 (wikipedia)