Bernard Cornwell

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Bernard Cornwell

What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness.More Bernard Cornwell [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Book tours and research provide a lot of travel - too much, I sometimes think, but we do take vacations.More Bernard Cornwell [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I took time off last year to sail the Atlantic, and if I got more opportunities for blue-water cruising I might take them.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And though I've lived in the States for over 25 years and am now an American citizen, I still hear British voices in my head.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We have a gaff-rigged topsail cutter, which sounds much grander than she really is, but she's exquisitely beautiful and shamefully slow and we spend a lot of time aboard when we can.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I still have to crack the French market, though that isn't entirely surprising considering that the Sharpe novels are endless tales of French defeat.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Not sure what I'd so with a notebook other than swat flies. If I want a break I'd rather go down to Stage Harbor and talk boats.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the end their appeal is not necessarily the history, but the quality of the story-telling, and a good story transcends national boundaries.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Research is a lifelong occupation so it's hard to factor it in, but I reckon most books take 5 months from start to finish.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We all suffer from dreamsMore Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Latin! The language of God! Or perhaps He speaks Hebrew? I suppose that's more likely and it will make things rather awkward in heaven, won't it? Will we all have to learn Hebrew?More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We don't build,' I said to my son, 'we just destroy.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You know what circumcision is, Private?More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We make children and wealth and amass land and build halls and assemble armies and give great feasts, but only one thing survives us. Reputation.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because there could not be peace, not while two tribes shared one land. One tribe must win. Even the nailed god cannot change that truth. And I was a warrior, and in a world at war the warrior must be cruel.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Book tours and research provide a lot of travel - too much, I sometimes think, but we do take vacations.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is a jest of the Gods and there is no justice. You must learn to laugh… or else you'll weep yourself to death.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man does not see where he treads in battle, for he is watching the enemy...More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The existence of tricks does not imply the absence of magic.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know nothing about producing TV drama and any involvement on my part is liable to prove an obstacle to the producers, so I prefer to be a cheerleader and let them get on with it.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You won't regret the men you never killed, but you will regret the women you passed up.More Bernard Cornwell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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