[Vathek] has, in parts, been called, but to some judgments, never is, dull: it is certainly in parts, grotesque, extravagant and even nasty. But Beckford could plead sufficient "local colour" for it, and a contrast, again almost Shakespearean, between the flickering farce atrocities of the beginning and the sombre magnificence of the end. Beckford's claims, in fact, rest on the half-score or even half-dozen pages towards the end: but these pages are hard to parallel in the later literature of prose fiction.
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.ernest hemingway
Commitment seems to live more in the poetry of our aspirations than in the Prose of the realities we have created.
And this unpolished rugged verse I chose As fittest for discourse and nearest Prose.john dryden
In Prose, the worst thing one can do with words is surrender to them.
"Man axalotl here below but I ask very little. Some fragments of Pamphylides, a Choctaw blood-mask, the Prose of Scaliger the Elder, a painting by Fuseli, an occasional visit to the all-in wrestling, or to my meretrix; a cook who can produce a passable 'poulet à la Khmer,' a Pong vase. Simple tastes, you will agree, and it is my simple habit to indulge them!"cyril connolly
What is wonderful about a university like LSE is that you not only receive teaching of very high quality, you also learn where to find the knowledge you are seeking. And you make unexpected discoveries;it was a Marxist professor who introduced me to the work of Cardinal Newman, a great master of English Prose as well as theology.pierre trudeau
For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed to feel for it, for all the celebrations it had been the object of in Prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.joseph conrad
All words at every level of Prose and poetry and all devices of language and speech derive their meaning from figure / ground relation.Marshall McLuhan
Good Prose is written only face to face with poetry.friedrich nietzsche
To overcome the academic Prose you have first to overcome the academic pose.
I could define poetry this way: it is that which is lost out of both Prose and verse in translation.robert frost
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than Prose.voltaire
There cannot be any politics of resistance , aesthetics of emancipation , or Prose and poetry of agential autonomy in history for people around the world nothing except a Starbucks Coffee version of the so-called “Western classics” to go and save them.
Prose — it might be speculated — is discourse; poetry ellipsis. Prose is spoken aloud; poetry overheard. The one is presumably articulate and social, a shared language, the voice of "communication"; the other is private, allusive, teasing, sly, idiosyncratic as the spider’s delicate web, a kind of witchcraft unfathomable to ordinary minds.joyce carol oates
You can always count on a murderer fora fancy Prose style.vladimir nabokov
Polyphonic Prose is a kind of free verse, except that it is still freer. Polyphonic makes full use of cadence, rime, alliteration, assonance.Amy Lowell
Gertrude Stein's Prose song is a cold, black suet- pudding?of fabulously reptilian length.Jose Lezama Lima
Good Prose is like a window pane.