Best Anthology Quotes On Success In Life

These anthology quotes will inspire you. Anthology is a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing or a published collection of songs or musical compositions issued in one album.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging anthology quotes, anthology sayings, and anthology proverbs.

Famous Anthology Quotes

  1. “The original Greek meaning of the word anthology is a collection or gathering of flowers in bloom.” ~ Jane Garmey
  2. “A well-chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.” ~ Robert Graves
  3. “However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies.” ~ Eugenio Montale
  4. “I’ll tell you what I miss most. What I would love to do, more than anything, is just anthologies. With an anthology you can tell any story and be in every division of television. We don’t have any anthologies anymore, do we?” ~ Aaron Spelling
  5. “The Psalms, the anthology of the hymns of Israel, are still used by Christians.” ~ Kenneth Scott Latourette

  6. “The first writers are first and the rest, in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.” ~ Carl Clinton Van Doren
  7. “Anthology shows as a whole scare people. The networks can’t quite get their heads around it.” ~ Todd McFarlane\
  8. “I am also working on a couple of short stories for anthologies. This is new to me and Im enjoying it.” ~ Judith Guest
  9. “You apply the skills you use to produce your own book to make an anthology. Shaping. Rhythm.” ~ Robyn
  10. “David Burnett was the son of Martha Foley, who edited the Best American Short Stories series. She hired me to work with David and her to read stories for the anthology.” ~ Terry Southern

  11. “I have got an anthology album out. The American version has got the same mixes but the European version, I remixed them in the studio and added a couple of things that I have always wanted to add.” ~ John Entwistle
  12. “As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.” ~ Elizabeth Janeway
  13. “Editors of open anthologies actively seek submissions from all comers, established and unknown. They are willing to read whatever the tide washes up at their feet.” ~ Lynn Abbey
  14. “I believe in anthologies, although I know they offer only a glimpse.” ~ Leonora Speyer
  15. “A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe.” ~ David McCord

  16. “Now, to read poetry at all is to have an ideal anthology of one’s own, and in that possession to be incapable of content with the anthologies of all the world besides.” ~ William Ernest Henley
  17. “An anthology of quotations is a museum of utterances.” ~ Gary Saul Morson
  18. “To be fair, much of the Bible is not systematically evil but just plain weird, as you would expect of a chaotically cobbled-together anthology of disjointed documents, composed, revised, translated, distorted and ‘improved’ by hundreds of anonymous authors, editors and copyists, unknown to us and mostly unknown to each other, spanning nine centuries” ~ Richard Dawkins
  19. “We know story collections end when they end, as well – the pages serving as a countdown – but nevertheless the standard story anthology hews closer to what makes being human so hard: it reminds you with each story how quickly everything we are, everything we call our lives can change, can be upended, can disappear. Never to return.” ~ Junot Diaz
  20. “What is the use of acquiring one’s heart’s desire if one cannot handle and gloat over it, show it to one’s friends, and gather an anthology of envy and admiration?” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

  21. “I’m so personally attached to all the characters I met and photographed over the years … the anthology is like a photographic reliquary that could potentially preserve their grace, fierce joy, and restlessness.” ~ Hedi Slimane
  22. “The Gettysburg Adress has been included, of late, in several anthologies of poetry. It actually meets the major requirement of all poetry: It is a mellifluous and emotional statement of the obviously not true. The men who fought for self-determination at Gettysburg were not the Federals but the Confederates.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  23. “The Gettysburg Adress has been included, of late, in several anthologies of poetry. It actually meets the major requirement of all poetry: It is a mellifluous and emotional statement of the obviously not true. The men who fought for self-determination at Gettysburg were not the Federals but the Confederates.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  24. “Anthologies are mischievous things. Some years ago there was a rage for chemically predigested food, which was only suppressed when doctors pointed out that since human beings had been given teeth and digestive organs they had to be used or they degenerated very rapidly. Anthologies are predigested food for the brain.” ~ Rebecca West
  25. “To me an anthology gives meaning to the phrase, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Even if those individual parts are really f-ing hot.” ~ Rachel Kramer Bussel

  26. “Most television shows are going to require an actor sign up from four to six years, but an anthology show really amounts to five or six months at the most. I thought serious actors might be attracted to that.” ~ Nic Pizzolatto
  27. “No matter how successful, beloved, influential her work was, when a woman author dies, nine times out of ten, she gets dropped from the lists, the courses, the anthologies, while the men get kept. … If she had the nerve to have children, her chances of getting dropped are higher still. … So if you want your writing to be taken seriously, don’t marry and have kids, and above all, don’t die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
  28. “Music defines decades, and quite clearly shapes the rhythm, vitality of fashion, attitude and social behaviors. The anthology, just like most of my work, from photography to fashion design, is about and around music.” ~ Hedi Slimane
  29. “If I looked at some of these pieces as if this project was not spoken-word but just short anthology, I probably would have fussed with some of the sentences, you know? Syllabication and prosody and such crap. Because the printed word is etched in stone. But for reading purposes I accepted this book of texts in the manner in which I wrote them, no need to fuss. Most of the shorter stuff was written as poetry. Meaning lots of white space on the page.” ~ Richard Meltzer
  30. “I tended to be drawn to the weirder, darker stuff. Horror and sci-fi anthologies.” ~ Karen Russell

  31. “I regret that there aren’t more short stories in other magazines. But in a certain way, I think the disappearance of the short-story template from everyone’s head can be freeing. Partly because there’s no mass market for stories, the form is up for grabs. It can be many, many things. So the anthology is very much intended for students, but I think we’re all in the position of writing students now. Very few people are going around with a day-to-day engagement with the short story.” ~ Lorin Stein
  32. “My show is sort of a short-film anthology, and I’m able to tell little stories that don’t necessarily carry a whole episode in terms of narrative. I like the audience not being sure what they’re getting. I think it’s more fun to watch something when you’re discovering it as you go along.” ~ Louis C. K.
  33. “When I stand in a library where is all the recorded wit of the world, but none of the recording, a mere accumulated, and not trulycumulative treasure; where immortal works stand side by side with anthologies which did not survive their month, and cobweb and mildew have already spread from these to the binding of those; and happily I am reminded of what poetry is,–I perceive that Shakespeare and Milton did not foresee into what company they were to fall. Alas! that so soon the work of a true poet should be swept into such a dust-hole!” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  34. “The immediate success of the war poem anthologies … proved that the war had aroused in a new public an ear for contemporary verse … There has never before, in the world’s history, been an epoch which has tolerated and even welcomed such a flood of verse as has been poured forth over Great Britain during the last three years.” ~ Edmund Gosse
  35. “As part of my research for An Anthology of Authors’ Atrocity Stories About Publishers, I conducted a study (employing my usual controls) that showed the average shelf life of a trade book to be somewhere between milk and yoghurt.” ~ Calvin Trillin

  36. “I am a failure as a writer. The publishers won’t publish me, the bookshops won’t carry my books, the critics won’t write about me. I am excluded from all anthologies, and completely ignored.” ~ Anais Nin
  37. “Claudia Rankine’s Citizen comes at you like doom. It’s the best note in the wrong song that is America. Its various realities-‘mistaken’ identity, social racism, the whole fabric of urban and suburban life-are almost too much to bear, but you bear them, because it’s the truth. Citizen is Rankine’s Spoon River Anthology, an epic as large and frightening and beautiful as the country and various emotional states that produced it.” ~ Hilton Als
  38. “Whether on the floor of Congress or in the boardrooms of corporate America or in the corridors of a big city hospital, there is no body of professional expertise and no anthology of case studies which can supplant the force of character which provides both a sense of direction and a means of fulfillment. It asks, not what you want to be, but who you want to be.” ~ Elizabeth Dole
  39. “I’ll have mine [The Book-Lovers’ Anthology] till the day I die – and die happy in the knowledge that I’m leaving it behind for someone else to love. I shall sprinkle pale pencil marks through it pointing out the best passages to some book-lover yet unborn.” ~ Helene Hanff
  40. “Not everything that can be extracted appears in anthologies of quotations, in commonplace books, or on the back of Celestial Seasonings boxes. Only certain sorts of extracts become quotations.” ~ Gary Saul Morson

  41. “Their violence (the jungle wars of the ’70s), and all violence for that matter, reflects the neutral exploration of sensation that is taking place, within sex as elsewhere and the sense that the perversions are valuable precisely because they provide a readily accessible anthology of exploratory techniques.” ~ J. G. Ballard
  42. “Streets teemed with hell’s wretched souls. New dead with their gadgets and old dead from antiquity. Demons roamed the avenues and alleyways, tormenting hapless damned at random with branding irons, flaming pitchforks, and razor-wire whips. -From the story Remember, Remember, Hell in November, in the anthology, Lawyers in Hell.” ~ Larry Atchley Jr.
  43. “Now it’s either about technology that doesn’t work or about technology that’s used in bad ways. The anthology of the top twenty-five sci-fi stories in 1970 was, like, ‘Me and my friend the robot went for a walk on the moon,’ and in 2008 it was, like, ‘The galaxy is run by a fundamentalist Islamic confederacy, and there are people who are hunting planets and killing them for fun.’” ~ Peter Thiel
  44. “Here’s what I want from a book, what I demand, what I pray for when I take up a novel and begin to read the first sentence: I want everything and nothing less, the full measure of a writer’s heart. I want a novel so poetic that I do not have to turn to the standby anthologies of poetry to satisfy that itch for music, for perfection and economy of phrasing, for exactness of tone. Then, too, I want a book so filled with story and character that I read page after page without thinking of food or drink because a writer has possessed me, crazed with an unappeasable thirst to know what happens next.” ~ Pat Conroy
  45. “Finally, the most grandiose result of the photographic enterprise is to give us the sense that we can hold the whole world in our heads – as an anthology of images. To collect photographs is to collect the world” ~ Susan Sontagb

  46. “Way back in 1989, I got lucky with my first published story when it was selected for the Journey Prize anthology. Then I got lucky three more times. It is astounding to see how many writers published in the anthology have gone on to publish great story collections and novels. The anthology is a windfall for both writer and reader.” ~ David Bergen
  47. “Anatole France frankly advised, “When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.” Yes, indeed, but do more. Copy many well-said things. Pierce them together. Assimilate them. Make the process of reading them a way to form the mind and shape the soul. As anthologies can never be complete, we will never exhaust the ways quotations can enrich our lives.” ~ Gary Saul Morson
  48. “Reframing an extract as a quotation constitutes a kind of coauthorship. With no change in wording, the cited passage becomes different. I imagine that the thrill of making an anthology includes the opportunity to become such a coauthor.” ~ Gary Saul Morson
  49. “It is doubtful if a more extensive anthology of errors (William Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich) concerning the personality and policies of Hitler and the causes and responsibility for the Second World War has ever been assembled, even in war time.” ~ Harry Elmer Barnes
  50. “Excellent anthology… a celebration of our goodness and our potential for growth. The sense of celebration is stretched by the beautiful photographs.” ~ Joseph C Zinker

  51. “The anthology meets with two different kinds of reactions in living poets. They will either write toward the anthology or away from it. Anti-anthology poets often overreach themselves, inflicting protective distortions on their work – as parents in old Central Europe often deliberately maimed their sons to save them from compulsory military service.” ~ Laura Riding
  52. “Cross-pollination and “contamination” is really important to the health of fiction, and sometimes it’s a literal conversation, too, in that writers who might never otherwise meet and talk do so because of our anthologies.” ~ Jeff VanderMeer
  53. “The main aim of education should be to send children out into the world with a reasonably sized anthology in their heads so that, while seated on the lavatory, waiting in doctors’ surgeries, on stationary trains or watching interviews with politicians, they may have something interesting to think about.” ~ John Mortimer
  54. “I think there are just a million interviews in anthologies with famous musicians that are about the music, and they’re really boring to read.” ~ Neil Strauss

  55. “Zane brought her hand to his chest, over his heart and she felt the strong rapid beat through his shirt. “Feel that?” His throat worked as he swallowed. “It would break if I fell for you and anything happened that would take you away from me.” –Zane to Willow in ‘The Edge of Sin’ in the Real Men Last all Night anthology” ~ Cheyenne McCray
  56. “Since I’m a fan of collections and anthologies, believe that the best writing often shines in shards and galloping stretches, I never find myself lobbying for a writer I enjoy reading regularly to hole up in Heidegger’s hut for four or five years to bring forth a mountain.” ~ James Wolcott
  57. “When you’re a young writer and you look at people praising a big hefty anthology that has uncovered a long lost genre, it can be disorienting to look inside it and think, “But what it’s uncovered still isn’t me. What does this mean? Do I not belong in this genre, or is there more of the genre yet to find?”” ~ John D’Agata
  58. “And Lopate’s anthology helped a lot too. It came out the same year I started grad school, and I remember the book’s publication feeling eventful and celebratory. It got a ton of attention for giving voice to this form that had sort of slipped between the cracks. That was exciting to see.” ~ John D’Agata
  59. “I’d like to do an anthology. Maybe a collection of songs set in my world, or based on my world. I think that would be a lot of fun.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss

  60. “No matter what, I’m never going to get an anthology from an actual publisher, though I could always score another music anthology. But if this is going to be a document of a multiplicity of my writings, it’ll do. It feels like a birthday party or something.” ~ Richard Meltzer
  61. “After my grandfather died I went down to the basement of my family house where my family kept books, anthologies and things and there was an anthology without any names attached to it and I read a poem called Spellbound and I somehow attached it to my grandfather’s death and I thought my grandfather had written it.” ~ Edward Hirsch
  62. “After my grandfather died I went down to the basement of my family house where my family kept books, anthologies and things and there was an anthology without any names attached to it and I read a poem called Spellbound and I somehow attached it to my grandfather’s death and I thought my grandfather had written it.” ~ Edward Hirsch
  63. “In high school I was leafing through an anthology that our teachers had given up and I found a poem, I go, “That’s so strange. This poem looks so much like my grandfather’s poem.”” ~ Edward Hirsch

  64. “I had the idea to do an anthology about instrument-making.” ~ David Toop
  65. “I co-edited an anthology called Interfictions with Delia Sherman and wrote a short scholarly book on three women poets called Voices from Fairyland: The Fantastical Poems of Mary Coleridge, Charlotte Mew, and Sylvia Townsend Warner. So I’ve been busy, but I haven’t had time to write a novel.” ~ Theodora Goss

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