John Gardner Quotes

Most popular John Gardner Quotes

Man is a stubborn seeker of meaning.
— John Gardner


Write as if you were a movie camera. Get exactly what is there.

writing advice

Along with the peasant in the novelist, there must be a man with a whip.


For a true novel there is generally no substitute for slow, slow baking.


Good fiction sets off...a vivid and continuous dream in the reader's  mind.


The hero sees values beyond what's possible. That's the nature of a hero.  It kills him, of course, ultimately. But it makes the whole struggle of humanity worthwhile.