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Cynical Definitions

n. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art.

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n. A well-padded short story.

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Cynical Quotations

Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.

— Russel Lynes

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There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force.

— Dorothy Parker

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