n. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art.
n. A well-padded short story.
Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
— Russel Lynes
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
— W. Somerset Maugham
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force.
— Dorothy Parker