5 Great Quotations about Novels

“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.” – GK Chesterton

“When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators. But when you write a novel, it’s yours.” – Sidney Sheldon

“This is what I love about novels – both reading them and writing them. They jump into the abyss to be with you where you are.” – John Green

“A novel is a mirror walking along a main road.” – Stendhal

“It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you’d do something else.” – Laurence Durrell


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.