65 Genre Quotes On Success In Life

These genre quotes will inspire you. Genre, a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.

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

Best Genre Quotes

  1. “By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it’s possible to learn how things are done – the mechanics of writing, so to speak – and which genres and authors excel in various areas.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  2. “It doesn’t matter to me what the genre is.” ~ Steve Buscemi
  3. “Now that I’m being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me, but I’m unabashedly genre. It’s what I like to read, what I like to write” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  4. “I’m not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published.” ~ Lynn Abbey

  5. “One thing I know is that I don’t want to be a director for hire, making genre films.” ~ Paul Mazursky
  6. “I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre, which at one time offered great musical opportunities.” ~ Carter Burwell , Music genre quotes
  7. “I think baseball – the baseball genre – is this mitt, to use a double pun there, to catch a whole bunch of themes.” ~ Rachel Griffiths
  8. “I always wanted to get into the horror genre. I like scary movies. I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.” ~ Illeana Douglas

  9. “We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre. We were trying to find the next group of scary movies that were ripe for parody.” ~ Keenen Ivory Wayans
  10. “I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre.” ~ Thomas Perry
  11. “I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form.” ~ Sue Grafton
  12. “If one horror film hits, everyone says, ‘Let’s go make a horror film.’ It’s the genre that never dies.” ~ George A. Romero

  13. “SF isn’t a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded, and because the SF field is never going in any one direction at any one time, there is hardly a way to cut it off.” ~ Larry Niven
  14. “The space genre is timeless.” ~ Dirk Benedict
  15. “We knew that there was a certain kind of interest in Whale among a genre crowd.” ~ Bill Condon
  16. “I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe.” ~ Robert Englund

  17. “Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre, and installed instead, as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise – nobody need read it, but anybody can do it.” ~ Marilyn Hacker
  18. “I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He’s a very talented director.” ~ Famke Janssen
  19. “The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.” ~ Sara Paretsky
  20. “I read a lot – and I read a variety of genres.” ~ Nora Roberts

  21. “Here’s the thing, for me at least: this is a huge genre now. It wasn’t always so. Not so many years ago, it wasn’t so. There is a tremendous diversity in fantasy today.” ~ R. A. Salvatore
  22. “I like the Western genre, I think it’s uniquely American.” ~ Keith Carradine
  23. “I think I’m sort of locked into the sitcom genre” ~ Jason Marsden
  24. “I try not to discriminate against genres.” ~ Ryan Gosling

  25. “Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the variations in style and genre, as long as they get that sense of story, of character, of empathetic involvement.” ~ Dean Koontz
  26. “The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters.” ~ Shawn Ashmore
  27. “I never think about genre when I work. I’ve written fantasy, science fiction, supernatural fiction, and am now working on a suspense novel. Genres are mostly useful as a marketing tool, and to help booksellers known where to shelve a book.” ~ Elizabeth Hand
  28. “I’m glad a genre writer has got a knighthood, but stunned that it was me.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  29. “I’ve been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me.” ~ Keanu Reeves
  30. “What I had to say was, in general, I’m not really a fan of any one genre of any kind of film.” ~ Adam Arkin
  31. “It’s a cyclical thing. When they make one, everyone loves them. Different genres come around in succession. People always welcome the western. It’s America’s genre.” ~ Robert Duvall
  32. “The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century.” ~ Ken Follett

  33. “I don’t mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction, On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.” ~ Mark Haddon
  34. “Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.” ~ Herbie Hancock
  35. “The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre, is that there are no rules for behavior. So you can do anything you want.” ~ Brion James
  36. “Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.” ~ Dean Koontz

  37. “I’ve written six novels and four pieces of nonfiction, so I don’t really have a genre these days.” ~ Anne Lamott
  38. “As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I’m trapped in a genre that I love, but I’m trapped in it!” ~ George A. Romero
  39. “Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  40. “I believe the adventure game genre will never die any more than any type of storytelling would ever die.” ~ Roberta Williams

  41. “I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don’t see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with cinema.” ~ Guillermo del Toro
  42. “After I did the first Die Hard I said I’d never do another, same after I did the second one and the third. The whole genre was running itself into the ground.” ~ Bruce Willis
  43. “It is a different genre – a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television” ~ Chi McBride
  44. “I love the paranormal, because there, every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.” ~ Leslie Banks

  45. “I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.” ~ Harold Bloom
  46. “A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development.” ~ Thomas M. Disch
  47. “Reality is a genre that seems to be here to stay. I don’t know how many of the new shows will last, but the more competition you have, the harder that pie is to slice up.” ~ Jeff Probst
  48. “In mainstream romantic comedies, I’m usually tearing my hair out. It’s just a devastatingly difficult genre for me.” ~ Carter Burwell

  49. “But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical.” ~ Octavia Butler
  50. “I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.” ~ Pope Francis
  51. “But there are still only certain film genres where a woman can stand out, be heroic, be the centerpiece.” ~ Sarah Michelle Gellar , Film genre quotes
  52. “Some genres I’m not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention.” ~ Ville Valo

  53. “Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and nonfiction. And even there, who can be sure?” ~ Tanith Lee
  54. “The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it’s almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?” ~ Damon Albarn
  55. “I don’t like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it’s not for me. There’s a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don’t suit me. It’s one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn’t yours is counterproductive.” ~ Luis Miguel
  56. “I’m developing some other things in other genres, including one dramatic piece. So, anything’s possible.” ~ Jay Roach

  57. “Up until doing this movie, I hadn’t really paid a huge amount of attention to those genres, but after finishing this movie, it really gave me a different sense of appreciation of the way the movies play out.” ~ Chiaki Kuriyama
  58. “The new Pirates! builds on that legacy delivering an even more powerful and fun experience to players… and is still unmatched in offering a blend of genres in one great game.” ~ Sid Meier
  59. “In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed.” ~ Alan Dundes
  60. “I am not interested in genres. I am interested in doing the best work I can in whatever medium.” ~ Jeanette

  61. “Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns.” ~ Sergio Aragones
  62. “I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors, on small movies and big movies.” ~ Sam Mendes
  63. “I would like to involve myself in some black music. I would like to do some blues and some gospel music. I want to try stuff from other genres and try to widen my musical base.” ~ Greg Lake

  64. “The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do. There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient. But in real and lasting writing the character is.” ~ Ruth Park
  65. “There are genres I don’t care for, and I’ve never worked in those genres, and then sometimes there are people that I haven’t liked and I haven’t worked for those people. But if I feel like there’s a movie that I would like to go see, I’ll jump into it.” ~ John Sayles

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