- Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment.
[ Away Balance Because Commitment Different Dull Exquisite Frankly Get Made More Novel Novelists Reader Requires Sense Short-Story Spot Two Writing]
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- It is more difficult to keep the attention of hearers than of readers.
[ Attention Difficult Hearers Keep More Readers Than]
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- A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
[ Inform Memorandum Protect Reader Writer Written]
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- The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
[ Author Difference Five Hundred Influence Reaches Read Readers Select Slight Thousand Whether]
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- The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
[ Author Difference Five Hundred Influence Reaches Read Readers Select Slight Thousand Whether]
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- Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult.
[ Advertising Almost Amounts Dollars Insult Intelligence Little Millions Outright Reader Respect Shows Such Worth]
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- Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
[ Before Choose Down Exact Full Genius Great Heaps Irregularity Learning Men Method Often Only Pains Pearls Rather Reader Stringing Than Their Them Therefore Throw Too Want]
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- One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
[ Must Quote Reader Well Wise Wisely]
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- If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn.
[ Begun Books Learn May More Perhaps Readers Than Their Writers]
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- No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
[ Admirer Became Become Being Bible Eloquent Ever Language Purity Reader Sublimity Truly Without]
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- I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work to remember who somebody is.
[ Author Make Much Reader Remember Should Somebody Think Work]
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- I did not know at first that it would be a series; I discovered after the first novel that I had more to say about it, so I did another. And another, and then the readers demanded yet more.
[ After Another Demanded Did Discovered First Had Know More Novel Readers Say Series Then Would Yet]
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- I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers.
[ Admired Always Chance Classics Farmer Glad Him His Lovers May Phil Readers Remember Today Too Work Young]
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- I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.
[ Admit Along Annoyed Being Elsewhere England Fantasy Getting Good Had Harry Hope Light Many Novel Obvious Potter Published Read Readers See Soon Trouble Us Waiting Were Writers]
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- I wish my readers took less of my time - about a third of my working time goes to them - but I love and need them all.
[ Goes Less Love Need Readers Them Third Time Took Wish Working]
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- It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
[ Easier Feel Fiction Input Novel Reader Richer Without Would Write]
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- At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader, Daredevil is not a known thing.
[ Book Comic Daredevil Know Known Reader Same Thing Time Unless]
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- Listen, people like Brian Bendis did great things for comic readers, great things for comic readers.
[ Brian Comic Did Great Listen Readers Things]
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- I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
[ Am Reader Speed]
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- In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
[ Believe Double Him May Most Must Never Often Readers Relation Standard Them Unfaithful Writer]
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- Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive.
[ Aside Been Letters Positive Primarily Readers Sales]
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- I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics, and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them.
[ Am Books Certainly Continue Critics Delighted Enjoyable Found Many Publishers Read Readers Them Want Write]
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- I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
[ Been Books Enjoy Fantasy Fiction Genre Long Might Reader Readers Science Since Surprised Think Time Understand]
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- Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.
[ Everlasting Ignorant Lazy More None Perhaps Readers Than Truly Your]
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- There was no difference between my characters and the life my readers were going to have to face.
[ Between Characters Difference Face Going Life Readers Were]
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- Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column.
[ Chance Column Crazy Declining Fact Good Newspaper Nobody Readership Reading]
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- A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate.
[ Connect Editor Intended Journal Literary Reader Role Writer]
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- An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive.
[ Agent Exciting Experienced Inquiry Interactive Makes Poem Poetry Reader Unstable Uses Very]
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- If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.
[ Alters Desired Effect Had Poetry Reader Then Views Way Which World]
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- No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
[ Any Easily Expect Fast Grasped Poem Reader Results Should Why]
Topic: Poetry
- Some readers allow their prejudices to blind them. A good reader knows how to disregard inappropriate responses.
[ Allow Blind Disregard Good How Inappropriate Knows Prejudices Reader Readers Responses Some Their Them]
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- The reader's challenge is to replicate the experiment by reading the poem and to draw their own conclusions.
[ Challenge Conclusions Draw Experiment Own Poem Reader Reading Replicate Their]
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- Who is the ideal reader? God only knows.
[ God Ideal Knows Only Reader]
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- Writing can sometimes be exploitative. I like to take a few steps of remove in order to respect the privacy of the subject. If readers make the link, they have engaged with the poem.
[ Engaged Exploitative Few Link Make Order Poem Privacy Readers Remove Respect Sometimes Steps Subject Take Writing]
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- The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
[ Crime Danger Fiction May More Readers Really Soon Than Threaten Will Writers]
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- Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother!
[ Brother Fellow Hypocrite Reader]
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- It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!
[ Been Contact Egalitarian Get Great Make Open Other Place Readers Really Thinking Touch West Wide Wild Writers]
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- It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism.
[ Agree Automatically Been Beneath Carried Grievous Headlines Journalism Long More Most Only Papers Press Quite Read Reader Respects Sure Them]
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- I feel that these stories are being written to articulate certain confusions and disappointments, and I do mean to shake up the reader, and I do hope they're on target.
[ Articulate Being Certain Confusions Disappointments Feel Hope Mean Reader Shake Stories Target These Up Written]
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- It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments - and that's what matters.
[ Amnesty Function Governments Known Made Matters Name Only Publicity Readers Think Widely World]
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- I have been commissioned to write an autobiography and I would be grateful to any of your readers who could tell me what I was doing between 1960 and 1974.
[ Any Autobiography Been Between Commissioned Could Doing Grateful Readers Tell Would Write Your]
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- It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
[ Becomes Communicator Concerned Gets His How Human Insight Into Key Listen Nature Out Puts Read Reader Skill Student Therefore Whereas Writer Writings]
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- The most important function of a bibliographic entry is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work.
[ Cited Copy Entry Function Help Important Most Obtain Reader Work]
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- I was not a big comic-book reader.
[ Big Reader]
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- A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
[ Act Already Bad Bath Become Conspirators Conventional Creation Good Innovative Know Read Readers Relaxing Surely True Usually Which]
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- I'm the slowest reader in the world, because I perform it all in my head.
[ Because Head Perform Reader Slowest World]
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- The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine.
[ Advertiser Brings Could Each Fact Forgotten Give Giving Magazine Month Must Never Publisher Reader Revenue States United Were Which]
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- Will the reader turn the page?
[ Page Reader Turn Will]
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- The newspaper fits the reader's program while the listener must fit the broadcaster's program.
[ Broadcaster Fit Fits Listener Must Newspaper Program Reader While]
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- While the spoken word can travel faster, you can't take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
[ Absorbed Convenience Faster Hand Home Only Reader Spoken Take Travel While Wholly Word Written Your]
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- This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.
[ Anything Because Being Could Enough Hot Lack Lament Liquor Missed Old Other Passionate Point Probably Readers Relationship Scenes Sex Than Understand]
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- I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.
[ Able Allowances Believable Detailed Fabric Magic Make Perfectly Readers Say See Themselves Want]
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- I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience, to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created, tell you things about the real world.
[ Created Experience Imaginary Other Reader Real Tell Things Want World]
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- My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the European adventure story writers - Alexander Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, to name a few.
[ Adventure Alexander Breakthrough Discovered European Few Louis Name Reader Robert Scott Sir Stevenson Story Walter Writers]
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- I think the thinking is, in the comic books, I should pack as much onto a page as possible, because, you know, it's kind of the cheaper format, and you want to give readers as much as you can for their dollar.
[ Because Books Cheaper Comic Dollar Format Give Kind Know Much Onto Pack Page Possible Readers Should Their Think Thinking Want]
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- Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.
[ Aphorisms Bad Novels Reader Stick Teeth]
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- To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
[ Disturbance Disturbed Greater Having Misunderstanding Misunderstood Peace Possibility Punishment Reader Writer]
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- All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool. The reader will like the book to the degree that he agrees with the writer about what's cool.
[ Agrees Book Consists Cool Degree Literature Reader Thinks Whatever Will Writer]
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- Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
[ Plentiful Rare Readers Thinkers]
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- Too many ads that try not to go over the reader's head end up beneath his notice.
[ Ads Beneath End Go Head His Many Notice Over Reader Too Try Up]
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- Before I'm a writer, I'm definitely a reader and when I read memoir, I really want it to be true.
[ Before Definitely Memoir Read Reader Really True Want Writer]
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- But we talk about issues, we talk about people, we talk about personalities. George is a very good reader of people, and he's very perceptive about people, and you know, that's fine.
[ Fine George Good Issues Know Perceptive Personalities Reader Talk Very]
Topic:
- When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it.
[ Ago Ask Back Bbc Bring Decided Doctor Feature Few Film National New Newspaper Poll Ran Readers Should Topped Years]
Topic:
- Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
[ Clearly Commentators Readers Those Write]
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- As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process.
[ Although Amount Block Columnist Corruption Expose Get Half Joy May Out Process Readers Realize Whatever Will]
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- The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never had any fixed aim before my eyes, and that my system, if it can be called a system, has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life, trusting to the wind wherever it led.
[ Aim Any Away Been Before Called Discover Eyes Fixed Glide Had Led Life Memoirs Never Reader Stream System These Trusting Wherever Will Wind]
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- I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters, a mental image.
[ Characters Feeling Give Image Knowing Mental Readers Wanted]
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- The things I keep going back to, rereading, maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books. Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire.
[ Back Books Cholera Fire Going Keep Love Maybe More Pale Reader Rereading Say Than Things Time]
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- I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
[ Alone Kiss Precisely Reader Without Write]
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- I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun.
[ Built Checking Communication Community Email Fact Fun Impact Little Lot Now Other Readers Revolutionized Simply Than Then Up Website Which]
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- I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether she's telling the truth or lying. It meant making her partly sympathetic, and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy.
[ Easy Genuinely Her Lying Making Meant Partly Readers She Sympathetic Telling Truth Unsure Unsympathetic Wanted Whether Which]
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- I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
[ Away Defenseless Editors Flattery Giving Guise Many Newspaper Perhaps Professional Put Questions Readers Say Secrets Shocked Some Surprised Trust Under Which Will Woman Would]
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- The reader deserves an honest opinion. If he doesn't deserve it, give it to him anyhow.
[ Anyhow Deserve Deserves Give Him Honest Opinion Reader]
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- I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.
[ Entire Fairy Great Library Read Reader Section Tale Tales Tried]
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- One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.
[ Been Book Did Discovered Even Ever Grade Look Picked Pictures Rainy Reader Reading Since Sunday Third Though Up Want]
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- The resultant tales from life are stirring reader interest, survivor passions and unease among Britons.
[ Among Britons Interest Life Passions Reader Resultant Stirring Survivor Tales Unease]
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- I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader's Digest... I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything.
[ Also Digest Everything Form Happen Intelligent Journalism Mechanics Opinions Own Popular Question Read Reader Responsible Science Some]
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- I don't believe in writing anything that I don't know about or haven't researched about personally. I like to transport the reader to places, and in order to do that I have to do the research.
[ Anything Believe Haven Know Order Personally Places Reader Research Researched Transport Writing]
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- I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.
[ Baby Books Both Each Easy Having Interests Just Put Readers Some Story Together Want Write Writing Written]
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- I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more.
[ Defenses Easily Him Humor More Reader Serious Something Take Thing Think Use Very Way Weakening]
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- When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work, a lot can go wrong. It's like do-it-yourself dentistry.
[ Becomes Do-It-Yourself Go Her His Lot Own Reader Work Writer Wrong]
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- Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say.
[ Add Admit Because Cease Compels Induces Justice Moment Myself Nothing Readers Say Will Write]
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- That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.
[ Does Gives Him His Knowledge Least Most Reader Takes Time Writer]
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- What is overriding that and most important is that readers generally are interested in a good character. They might be more comfortable with Harry because they think they know him, but they always seem willing to give somebody new a chance.
[ Always Because Chance Character Comfortable Generally Give Good Harry Him Important Interested Know Might More Most New Overriding Readers Seem Somebody Think Willing]
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- A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
[ Creates Entice Filing Great His Lesser Live May Moment Out Own Proud Readers Soon Them Watch Will World Writer]
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- I have no idea what readership is of written editorials, but it doesn't come anywhere close to the readership of editorial cartoons.
[ Anywhere Cartoons Close Come Editorial Editorials Idea Readership Written]
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- A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
[ Great His Reader Recognizes Seldom Solitude]
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- I believe my readers are crazy about their parents and want to be just like them when they grow up.
[ Believe Crazy Grow Just Parents Readers Their Them Up Want]
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- I get letters from readers who say that they have always hated reading, but somebody suggested one of my books, they actually finished the book and enjoyed it, and they're going on to read another book. I'm thrilled that they have figured out that reading is fun.
[ Actually Always Another Book Books Enjoyed Figured Finished Fun Get Going Hated Letters Out Read Readers Reading Say Somebody Suggested Thrilled]
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- I simply write with an intelligent reader in mind. I don't think about how old they are.
[ How Intelligent Mind Old Reader Simply Think Write]
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- The way a book is read, which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
[ Anything Author Book Brings Into Much Puts Qualities Read Reader Say Way Which Worth]
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- I'm a lousy reader.
[ Lousy Reader]
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- Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.
[ Down Haven Heard Much Ordinary Probably Quantum Readers Reality Technology Turns Upside Will Yet]
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- Every so often I find some poems that are too good for the readers of The Atlantic because they are a little too involved with the nature of poetry, as such.
[ Atlantic Because Every Find Good Involved Little Nature Often Poems Poetry Readers Some Such Too]
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- Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to make sure that when readers buy one of my books they get something they're familiar with.
[ Books Busy Buy Commitment Days Expensive Fairly Familiar Get Hardcover Make Our Read Readers Requires Significant Society Something Sure These Time Want]
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- My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don't populate them with characters that readers can care about.
[ Best Books Care Characters Driven Plot Populate Primarily Readers Them Useless World]
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- Readers are paramount. I live to write books for them.
[ Books Live Paramount Readers Them Write]
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- To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.
[ Answer Coaster Describe Exciting Give Most Possibly Readers Responsibility Ride Roller Story Suspense Think Thriller Writer]
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- Certain readers resented me when they could no longer recognize their territory, their institution.
[ Certain Could Institution Longer Readers Recognize Resented Territory Their]
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- The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room. There's this book, the reader, and the Bible.
[ Bible Book Other Person Reader Room Sort]
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- The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream.
[ Always Dream Into Listening Reader Their Writer]
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- A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers.
[ Book Consciousness Landscape Readers State Varying]
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- Put simply, I want to treat my readers as partners and not crooks. There is no future in calling your most active promoters crooks.
[ Active Calling Crooks Future Most Partners Promoters Put Readers Simply Treat Want Your]
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- Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
[ Being Evoke Fact Feeling Good Rained Raining Reader Sensation Supposed Upon Writing]
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- Well, there are more writers of blogs right now than there are readers, so that's clearly a vanity phenomenon.
[ Blogs Clearly More Now Phenomenon Readers Right Than Vanity Well Writers]
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- Familiar life, tending to sordidness, had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized; historical detail had been brought in to teach readers who were being entertained.
[ Been Being Brought Detail Entertained Familiar Generally Had Historical Idealized Life Readers Remote Succeeded Teach Tending Were]
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- What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some of the things that I found out about being thirteen after doing it for forty years.
[ After Being Doing Forty Found Out Pass Readers Some Things Thirteen Try Years]
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- I concentrate on the lives of individuals whom the reader comes to know and feel with intimately.
[ Comes Concentrate Feel Individuals Intimately Know Lives Reader Whom]
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- I hope that readers will tear through my books because they can't stop themselves - and then, maybe, read them again and find new things there.
[ Again Because Books Find Hope Maybe New Read Readers Stop Tear Them Themselves Then Things Through Will]
Topic:
- Mourning Ruby is not a flat landscape: it is more like a box with pictures painted on every face. And each face is also a door which opens, I hope, to take the reader deep into the book.
[ Also Book Box Deep Door Each Every Face Flat Hope Into Landscape More Mourning Opens Painted Pictures Reader Ruby Take Which]
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- The language has got to be fully alive - I can't bear dull, flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it.
[ Alive Any Bear Dull Fully Got Language Myself Put Reader See Should Up Why Writing]
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- Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
[ Aloud Both Conscious Ear Head How Inside Intensely Learn Makes Poetry Reader Sound Weight Words Writing]
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- I come from a family of great readers and storytellers.
[ Come Family Great Readers Storytellers]
Topic:
- Because I don't give the studios advanced quotes or an advanced look at my reviews. I think the readers deserve to read my reviews before the studios do.
[ Advanced Because Before Deserve Give Look Quotes Read Readers Reviews Studios Think]
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- By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.
[ Affirmed After Communication Critics Form Gave Identity Importance Know Large Might Others Readers Sense Utmost Within Writer Writing Yourself]
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- I would like to provoke ambiguous responses in my readers.
[ Ambiguous Provoke Readers Responses Would]
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- Rock and rollers can get you the youth buzz, and younger people are fanatical readers.
[ Buzz Fanatical Get Readers Rock Rollers Younger Youth]
Topic:
- I believe it is important to speak to your readers in person... to enable people to have a whole picture of me; I have to both write and speak. I view my role as writer and also as oral communicator.
[ Also Believe Both Communicator Enable Important Oral Person Picture Readers Role Speak View Whole Write Writer Your]
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- In the end, my reasons for moving down the timeline and introducing a new cast have more to do with keeping myself entertained, on the assumption that if I get bored, my readers are going to be even more bored.
[ Assumption Bored Cast Down End Entertained Even Get Going Introducing Keeping More Moving Myself New Readers Reasons Timeline]
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- A lot of its readers are of an age where they forget to cancel.
[ Age Cancel Forget Lot Readers Where]
Topic:
- If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.
[ Author Candor His Judgment Less Modesty Necessary Own Reader Works]
Topic:
- Dostoevski does not tell you what to think about his legend, but he requires that you think about it. The novelist was a deeply religious man and he always thought many readers missed that point about him.
[ Always Deeply Does Him His Legend Man Many Missed Novelist Point Readers Religious Requires Tell Think Thought]
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- Without books I would not have become a vivacious reader, and if you are not a reader you are not a writer.
[ Become Books Reader Without Would Writer]
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- For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words.
[ Anxiety Author Care Destiny Make Must Principals Reader Success Suspense Sustain Words]
Topic:
- I like to create imaginary characters and events around a real historical situation. I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn't happen, but it might have.
[ Around Characters Create Events Feel Happen Historical Imaginary Might Ok Probably Readers Real Situation Want]
Topic:
- World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years.
[ Battle Biggest Continue Drama Ever Evil Get Good Greatest History Human Ii Imagine Love Many More Readers Stories Them True War Will World Writers Years]
Topic:
- My whole damn family was nice. I don't think I've imagined it. It's true. Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists. Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church.
[ Being Brought Christian Church Damn Family Half Imagined Maybe Nice Practitioners Readers Relatives Scientists Think True Up Were Whole]
Topic:
- I don't think anyone wants a reader to be completely lost - certainly not to the point of giving up - but there's something to be said for a book that isn't instantly disposable, that rewards a second reading.
[ Anyone Book Certainly Completely Disposable Giving Instantly Lost Point Reader Reading Rewards Said Second Something Think Up Wants]
Topic:
- Naturally, the reader has access only to the events I show and the way I show them, but as has been said, there's generally a good deal of ambiguity in that presentation.
[ Access Ambiguity Been Deal Events Generally Good Naturally Only Presentation Reader Said Show Them Way]
Topic:
- Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent; this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
[ Attempts Author Certainly Decide Decipher Else Empirically Intent Reader Reality Something Sometimes Than True Will]
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- The ideal, it seems to me, is to show things happening and allow the reader to decide what they mean.
[ Allow Decide Happening Ideal Mean Reader Seems Show Things]
Topic:
- There are readers who want every point to be clearly and unambiguously set forth, and there are those who want to pry ideas and meanings out for themselves.
[ Clearly Every Forth Ideas Meanings Out Point Pry Readers Set Themselves Those Unambiguously Want]
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- The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom.
[ Authors Diversity Freedom Internet New Offers Opportunities Readers Their]
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- Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with the characters. When readers start asking about character motivations instead of concentrating on the special effects, it means you're connecting with them on a personal level.
[ Asking Become Besides Character Characters Concentrating Connecting Effects Instead Involved Level Love Means Mistakes Motivations Out Personal Pointed Readers Special Start Them Way]
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- No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
[ Reader Surprise Tears Writer]
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- The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.
[ Ear Only Reader True Writer]
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- Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
[ Leader Reader Today Tomorrow]
Topic: Leadership
- Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
[ Books Characters Every Feeling Knows More Reader Real Seem Than]
Topic:
- If I am communicating to my readers exactly what the White House believes on any certain issue, that's reporting to them an unvarnished, unfiltered version of what they - the Administration - believe.
[ Administration Am Any Believe Believes Certain Communicating Exactly House Issue Readers Reporting Them Version White]
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- I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually.
[ Because Book Completely Doing Engagement Insist Intellectually Kept Kind Material Myself Out Pretend Reader Share Some Think Want Wished]
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- For the speedy reader paragraphs become a country the eye flies over looking for landmarks, reference points, airports, restrooms, passages of sex.
[ Airports Become Country Eye Flies Landmarks Looking Over Paragraphs Passages Points Reader Reference Sex Speedy]
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- It is the job of the novelist to touch the reader.
[ Job Novelist Reader Touch]
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- But I was, and still am, an avid reader and so when I first started I chose to photograph many of the great writers in this country to try and earn a living.
[ Am Avid Chose Country Earn First Great Living Many Photograph Reader Started Still Try Writers]
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- As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
[ Arise Attaining Become Desire Ease Greatest Indolent Knowledge More Must Natural Necessarily Numerous Possible Readers Whence Writers]
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- I'm not sure Kinsey has changed in these first twelve books. I think the reader learns more about her, but from Kinsey's perspective, only three years have passed while the rest of us have been getting older at a much faster clip.
[ Been Books Changed Clip Faster First Getting Her Kinsey Learns More Much Older Only Passed Perspective Reader Rest Sure These Think Three Twelve Us While Years]
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- I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away.
[ Anything Away Book Essence Get Giving Reader Show Without]
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- I wouldn't say the world is my parish, but my readers are my parish. And especially the readers that write to me. They're my parish. And it's a responsibility that I enjoy.
[ Enjoy Especially Parish Readers Responsibility Say World Write]
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- What I wanted to do was to get that sense of being in touch with this lost world while holding onto what draws readers and audiences there in the first place.
[ Audiences Being Draws First Get Holding Lost Onto Place Readers Sense Touch Wanted While World]
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- The thing that makes me happiest about Simpsons Illustrated are all the drawings that we get from readers. I wish we could print them all. They're really imaginative. They show a lot of hard work.
[ Could Drawings Get Happiest Hard Illustrated Imaginative Lot Makes Print Readers Really Show Simpsons Them Thing Wish Work]
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- The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
[ Black Little Live Makes Marks Pulp Reader Reading Story Thing Unread Wood]
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- Because the majority of my readers are women, I feel that one public service I can provide to them is to spread the message of regular mammograms and early detection within the strip.
[ Because Detection Early Feel Majority Mammograms Message Provide Public Readers Regular Service Spread Strip Them Within Women]
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- In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope.
[ Caused Change Character Characters Cope Environment Fail Fiction Hard-Core How Nature Present Readers Responding Science See Technology Universe Want Which]
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- I notice that students, particularly for gay students, it's too easy to write about my last trick or something. It's not very interesting to the reader.
[ Easy Gay Interesting Last Notice Particularly Reader Something Students Too Trick Very Write]
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- I write because something inner and unconscious forces me to. That is the first compulsion. The second is one of ethical and moral duty. I feel responsible to tell stories that inspire readers to consider more deeply who they are.
[ Because Compulsion Consider Deeply Duty Ethical Feel First Forces Inner Inspire Moral More Readers Responsible Second Something Stories Tell Unconscious Write]
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- I don't know whether a poem has be there to help to develop something. I think it's there for itself, for what the reader finds in it.
[ Develop Finds Help Itself Know Poem Reader Something Think Whether]
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- I've been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager. There are always discoveries. You're sitting in your easy chair, reading; you realize you've read a story or a group of poems four times, and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer.
[ Always Been Chair Discoveries Easy Farther Four Go Group Inveterate Know Literary Magazines Poems Read Reader Reading Realize Since Sitting Story Teenager Times Want Writer Yes Your]
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- Perhaps first and foremost is the challenge of taking what I find as a reader and making it into a poem that, primarily, has to be a plausible poem in English.
[ Challenge English Find First Foremost Into Making Perhaps Plausible Poem Primarily Reader Taking]
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- The one thing you have to do if you write a book is put yourself in someone else's shoes. The reader's shoes. You've got to entertain them.
[ Book Else Entertain Got Put Reader Shoes Someone Them Thing Write Yourself]
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- Young readers have to be entertained. No child reads fiction because they think it's going to make them a better person.
[ Because Better Child Entertained Fiction Going Make Person Readers Reads Them Think Young]
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- I was quite a reader before I became a writer.
[ Became Before Quite Reader Writer]
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- I want a kiss to be so believable it give the reader shivers.
[ Believable Give Kiss Reader Want]
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- Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others.
[ Again Answer Anyone Appeals Dark Dream Enjoys Every Fantasy Genre Horror Intensely Myself Others Question Readers Respond Say Them Trying Why]
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- I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers.
[ Am Difficulty Finding Great Only Readers Really Writer]
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- There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who wanted me to come talk to them, and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences. I can't tell you why.
[ Come France Harvard Lot Neurologist Over Readers Sciences Talk Tell Them Wanted Why Woman]
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- If you ask 20 different readers why they read, they will all be right.
[ Ask Different Read Readers Right Why Will]
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- It is no use describing a house; the reader will fix the scene in some spot he knows himself.
[ Describing Fix Himself House Knows Reader Scene Some Spot Use Will]
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- As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.
[ Aesthetic Citizens Make Note Our Positive Readers Realism Sense Sinners Us Wary Writers]
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- Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it.
[ Afraid Make Might Mistake Readers Your]
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- I know what the attitudes of the readers are: These are guys who love women and respect women.
[ Attitudes Guys Know Love Readers Respect These Women]
Topic:
- Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
[ Allows Fiction Gives History Journalism Live Opportunity Readers Witness]
Topic:
- Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
[ Among Between Category Certain Continuously Growing Increasing Letters Literature Readers Relationship See Symptom Which Write]
Topic:
- The prime goal of an author is the same as a musician, which is to emotionally connect with the reader in some way or another.
[ Another Author Connect Emotionally Goal Musician Prime Reader Same Some Way Which]
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- I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites.
[ Always Attitude Aware Burial Cultural Dead Elements Make Mind More Other Plot Readers Respect Sites Sometimes Start Thief Time Toward Tribes Two Wanted]
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- It is not the purpose of the ad or commercial to make the reader or listener say, 'My what a clever ad.' It is the purpose of advertising to make the reader say, 'I believe I'll buy one when I'm shopping tomorrow'.
[ Ad Advertising Believe Buy Clever Commercial Listener Make Purpose Reader Say Shopping Tomorrow]
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- The headline is the most important element of an ad. It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit. And it must be phrased in a way to give it memory value.
[ Ad Believable Benefit Element Give Headline Important Memory Most Must Offer Promise Reader Value Way]
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- Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
[ Blunt Discrimination Dull Good Great His Literature Mellow Must Opinions Perception Personal Reader Sharpen Should Some Though]
Topic:
- But it has also enabled me to find my feet as a lecturer and a reader of my own plays to audiences who like to hear them; and that experience of immediate appreciation gives greater pleasure and more stimulus towards further activity than even the most laudatory of reviews.
[ Activity Also Appreciation Audiences Enabled Even Experience Feet Find Further Gives Greater Hear Immediate Lecturer More Most Own Plays Pleasure Reader Reviews Stimulus Than Them Towards]
Topic:
- Readers are what it's all about, aren't they? If not, why am I writing?
[ Am Readers Why Writing]
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- Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.
[ Always Auditors Bottom Influence More Preachers Readers Their Themselves Write Writers]
Topic:
- I've always been an avid reader. If I don't have a book in the car, I'll stop and pick one up just to have something to read. I don't even remember learning to read.
[ Always Avid Been Book Car Even Just Learning Pick Read Reader Remember Something Stop Up]
Topic:
- A very wise author once said that a writer writes for himself, and then publishes for money. I write for myself and publish just for the reader.
[ Author Himself Just Money Myself Once Publish Publishes Reader Said Then Very Wise Write Writer Writes]
Topic:
- But I do not have the reader in mind when I write. No true writer does that.
[ Does Mind Reader True Write Writer]
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- I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it.
[ Already Everything Finished Gomez Main Reader Reading Reads She Something Wife Write Writing]
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- The relationship between reader and characters is very difficult. It is even more peculiar than the relationship between the writer and his characters.
[ Between Characters Difficult Even His More Peculiar Reader Relationship Than Very Writer]
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- What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other.
[ Always Believe Between Constant Hand Interplay Other Reader Reading Relationship Writer Writing]
Topic:
- When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being written really needs no reader.
[ Being Enjoy Much Myself Needs Reader Really Write Written]
Topic:
- You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.
[ Blank Damn Doing Forget Just Middle Page Pen Reader Really Struggle Stubborn Thing Things Typewriter Use Very Which Words Write]
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- The theater of the mind is impossible to compete with, and I like the idea that with a few suggestions, each reader forms in his or her own mind what a character or a place looks like.
[ Character Compete Each Few Forms Her His Idea Impossible Looks Mind Own Place Reader Suggestions Theater]
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- I don't really believe in palm readers and crystal balls and tarot cards, but I respond to the need for them.
[ Balls Believe Cards Crystal Need Palm Readers Really Respond Tarot Them]
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- If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
[ Ahead Been Better Come Dyslexic Easily Games Get Had Hard Life Never Probably Reader Realized Sports Then Way Won Work Would]
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- During half a century of literary work, I have endeavoured to introduce the philosophy of evolution into the sphere of literature, and to inspire my readers to think in evolutionary terms.
[ Century During Endeavoured Evolution Evolutionary Half Inspire Into Introduce Literary Literature Philosophy Readers Sphere Terms Think Work]
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- I hope to be with you as a writer for a very long time, and I hope that you will enjoy reading my work, because readers are the highest form of life on this planet.
[ Because Enjoy Form Highest Hope Life Long Planet Readers Reading Time Very Will Work Writer]
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- The thing is, the reader doesn't want to hear about bad times.
[ Bad Hear Reader Thing Times Want]
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- Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
[ Anything Does Easily Emotion Give Great Never Pleasure Reader Transferred Write Writer]
Topic:
- Before, being a model, it was just a job, and I was making fun of it. But today, I take my career more seriously. The fact that a reader may buy an Armani item because she'd seen it on me in a magazine is very important to me. So much so that I intend to launch my own label.
[ Armani Because Before Being Buy Career Fact Fun Important Intend Item Job Just Label Launch Magazine Making May Model More Much Own Reader Seen Seriously She Take Today Very]
Topic:
- The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.
[ Demand Devote His Life Make Reader Reading Should Whole Works]
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- Readership was high, and very attentive. It was people's only source of knowledge about the world.
[ Attentive High Knowledge Only Readership Source Very World]
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- This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession.
[ Between Intimate Literature Most Part Possession Readers Relationship Text Themselves Treat]
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- Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
[ Almost Appear Excess Fine Highest His Own Poetry Reader Remembrance Should Singularity Strike Surprise Thoughts Wording]
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- Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
[ Almost Appear Highest His Own Poetry Reader Remembrance Should Strike Thoughts Wording]
Topic: Poetry
- These people are real to me, and situations keep coming up where their emergence feels natural. It's like meeting old friends. I hope readers feel the same way.
[ Coming Emergence Feel Feels Friends Hope Keep Meeting Natural Old Readers Real Same Situations Their These Up Way Where]
Topic:
- Without sounding pompous, I really do feel that I have a set of standards that I must adhere to, even leaving aside considerations of what the readers expect.
[ Adhere Aside Considerations Even Expect Feel Leaving Must Pompous Readers Really Set Sounding Standards Without]
Topic:
- The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.
[ Absorb Civilized Concept Generation History Implies Lessons Lose Meaning Own Preserve Problems Reader Records Relate Scholar Study Them Too Very Without Would]
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- I tell beginning readers to read a lot and write a lot. If you want to write a book, find a subject that's really worth the time and effort you'll put in.
[ Beginning Book Effort Find Lot Put Read Readers Really Subject Tell Time Want Worth Write]
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- I know there are a lot of readers that think I've got a very crappy marriage just because of the things going on with Rick and Lori but there's really nothing that's been like a mirror. I'm just making this stuff up.
[ Because Been Crappy Going Got Just Know Lot Making Marriage Mirror Nothing Readers Really Rick Stuff Things Think Up Very]
Topic:
- I think Walking Dead is one of the friendliest new reader type books in that every time a new trade is shipped out, a new issue is shipped out at the same time.
[ Books Dead Every Issue New Out Reader Same Shipped Think Time Trade Type Walking]
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- I got married, other people went off. We had sort of another public-we were our entire readership for many years, and we were very excited by each other.
[ Another Each Entire Excited Got Had Many Married Off Other Our Readership Sort Very Went Were Years]
Topic:
- I wonder if I ever thought of an ideal reader... I guess when I was in my 20s and in New York and maybe even in my early 30s, I would write for my wife Janice... mainly for my poet friends and my wife, who was very smart about poetry.
[ Early Even Ever Friends Guess Ideal Mainly Maybe New Poet Poetry Reader Smart Thought Very Wife Wonder Would Write York]
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- A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
[ Ambition Contemporary Hundred Reader Readers Should Ten Time Trade Writer Years]
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- Each reader needs to bring his or her own mind and heart to the text.
[ Bring Each Heart Her His Mind Needs Own Reader Text]
Topic:
- I receive about 10,000 letters a year from readers, and in the first year after a book is published, perhaps 5,000 letters will deal specifically with that piece of work.
[ After Book Deal First Letters Perhaps Piece Published Readers Receive Specifically Will Work Year]
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- 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.
[ Author Character Empathetic Genre Get Involvement Long Matter Readers Sense Stay Story Style Variations Will]
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- I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United States who on average watch seven and a half hours of multichannel television per day.
[ Average Certain Day Half Hours Per Readers Seven Sphere States Television United Watch Write]
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- The things I write are for those who are willing to accept a new relationship between the reader and the author.
[ Accept Author Between New Reader Relationship Things Those Willing Write]
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- I try to be careful about wording. One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
[ Arrogant Blog Careful Combat Journalists Notion Readership Things Tried Try Unconcerned Wording]
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- I'm still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit.
[ Bad Bit Daughters Down Envy Got Great Habit Instead Into Little Reader Sit Something Still Take Them Think Time Trying Wife]
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- I wasn't a very discriminating reader. I read just about everything that came along.
[ Along Came Discriminating Everything Just Read Reader Very]
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- A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.
[ Any Difficulty Disposition Education Find Gratify Order Party Purpose Reader Requisite Said Something System Tract Which Will Would]
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- I think there is a great difference, in that when the poet is reading you get the whole personality of the person, especially if he's a good reader. Whereas a person just sitting gets what he puts into it.
[ Difference Especially Get Gets Good Great Into Just Person Personality Poet Puts Reader Reading Sitting Think Whereas Whole]
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- I think there's no excuse for the American poetry reader not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world.
[ American Deal Excuse Going Good Knowing Poetry Reader Rest Think World]
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- I try to write in plain brown blocks of American speech but occasionally set in an ancient word or a strange word just to startle the reader a little bit and to break up the monotony of the plain American cadence.
[ American Ancient Bit Blocks Break Brown Just Little Monotony Occasionally Plain Reader Set Speech Startle Strange Try Up Word Write]
Topic:
- Of course a poem is a two-way street. No poem is any good if it doesn't suggest to the reader things from his own mind and recollection that he will read into it, and will add to what the poet has suggested. But I do think poetry readings are very important.
[ Add Any Course Good His Important Into Mind Own Poem Poet Poetry Read Reader Readings Recollection Street Suggest Suggested Things Think Two-Way Very Will]
Topic:
- Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated, in order to create something new in the sense of a sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader, and make him desire the good as the remedy.
[ Create Desire Despair Drew Exaggerated Good Him Literature Little Make Naturally New Only Oppress Order Reader Register Remedy Sense Sings Something Sublime]
Topic:
- In '93 to '94, every browser had its own flavor of HTML. So it was very difficult to know what you could put in a Web page and reliably have most of your readership see it.
[ Browser Could Difficult Every Flavor Had Html Know Most Own Page Put Readership Reliably See Very Web Your]
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- I have great faith in the intelligence of the American viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four.
[ American Come Faith Four Great Intelligence Put Reader Together Two Up Viewer]
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- On a daily basis there are some huge ones that are, sure, from time to time, but it is helping the reader sort through all this sort of gray stuff out there.
[ Basis Daily Gray Helping Huge Ones Out Reader Some Sort Stuff Sure Through Time]
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- Aspiring to a souffle, he achieves a pancake at which the reader saws without much appetite.
[ Achieves Appetite Aspiring Much Pancake Reader Which Without]
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- Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You'll have that readership. Keep going until you know you're doing work that's worthy. And then see what happens. That's my advice.
[ Advice Care Doing Going Happens Keep Know Meet Poetry Readership See Some Then Until Way Work Worthy]
Topic:
- If you read in front of your kids, it's very likely that they'll become readers, too.
[ Become Front Kids Likely Read Readers Too Very Your]
Topic:
- Some critics of my work took the view that a satirist should defer to the finer feelings of his readers and respect widely held beliefs.
[ Beliefs Critics Defer Feelings Finer Held His Readers Respect Satirist Should Some Took View Widely Work]
Topic:
- Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
[ Apart Both Ears English Few Matters Much Principles Prose Readers Rhythm Rules Seem Should Simple Sound Their Trust Where Writers]
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- The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader's mind. It has, in fact, the last word.
[ Clause Climax Continues During Emphatic End Fact Follows Last Mind Momentary Most Pause Place Reader Sentence Were Word]
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- German readers are much like Brits or Americans: They read for the thrill of it, the occasional shudder down the spine, knowing it's not real - but looking over their shoulders anyway, just in case.
[ Americans Anyway Brits Case Down German Just Knowing Looking Much Occasional Over Read Readers Real Shoulders Shudder Spine Their Thrill]
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- Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers.
[ Business Entertain Entertainment Gives Lots Pleasure Readers Writers]
Topic:
- Once we thought, journalists and readers alike, that if we put together enough "facts" and gave them a fast stir, we would come up with something that, at least by the standards of short-order cooks, could be called the truth.
[ Alike Called Come Cooks Could Enough Facts Fast Gave Journalists Least Once Put Readers Something Standards Stir Them Thought Together Truth Up Would]
Topic:
- An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.
[ Allegory Comprehension Great Lack Literally Meant Part Readers Some Taken]
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- At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction.
[ Another Book Books Create Form Interaction Mind Network Opposition Other Pattern Reader Readers Reinforcing Relationships Same Some Sort Stand Think Time Two Writers]
Topic:
- Being a librarian certainly helped me with my writing because it made me even more of a reader, and I was always an enthusiastic reader. Writing and reading seem to me to be different aspects of a single imaginative act.
[ Act Always Aspects Because Being Certainly Different Enthusiastic Even Helped Imaginative Librarian Made More Reader Reading Seem Single Writing]
Topic:
- With Jack Abramoff under indictment, a number of readers have suggested that now he might flip and try to offer the feds some figures higher up the food-chain.
[ Abramoff Figures Flip Higher Indictment Jack Might Now Number Offer Readers Some Suggested Try Under Up]
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- It has always been something I could do, and it may seem odd that in my case I seem to create an interesting narrative and frustrate the reader's opportunities to follow it at every step.
[ Always Been Case Could Create Every Follow Frustrate Interesting May Narrative Odd Opportunities Reader Seem Something Step]
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- It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
[ Fool More Reader Take Than Unsafe Your]
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- I've included these little jokes and mysteries in my writing for the amusement of readers.
[ Amusement Included Jokes Little Mysteries Readers These Writing]
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- It is not the task of a reader to please her subjects.
[ Her Please Reader Subjects Task]
Topic:
- I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing through electronic media... it still isn't wide enough for the readership they would need to get a good start.
[ Electronic Encourage Enough Get Good Media Need New Off Publishing Readership Start Still Through Wide Would Writers]
Topic:
- The thing is, emotion - if it's visibly felt by the writer - will go through all the processes it takes to publish a story and still hit the reader right in the gut. But you have to really mean it.
[ Emotion Felt Go Gut Hit Mean Processes Publish Reader Really Right Still Story Takes Thing Through Visibly Will Writer]
Topic:
- The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.
[ Curious Happen Hero Intensely Novel Novelist Only Reader Suspense Will]
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- In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination.
[ Anything Birds Either Else Ever Find Heaven Hell Imagination Leaves Love Own Reader Room Same Saying Scenes Still Their Thorn Touch Use Way Were Written]
Topic:
- I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today, how many good reasons there are to put the book down.
[ Aware Book Distractions Down Good How Life Many Put Reader Reasons Today Very]
Topic:
- My shorthand answer is that I try to write the kind of book that I would like to read. If I can make it clear and interesting and compelling to me, then I hope maybe it will be for the reader.
[ Answer Book Clear Compelling Hope Interesting Kind Make Maybe Read Reader Shorthand Then Try Will Would Write]
Topic:
- You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.
[ Accept Controlled Declared End Enter Even God Grip Intention Interesting Justify Man Might More Passivity Rather Readers Relax Satan State Up Ways Your]
Topic:
- But that private world, once it's dramatised, doesn't live again until it finds a reader.
[ Again Finds Live Once Private Reader Until World]
Topic:
- I think that each of us inhabits a private world that others cannot see. The only difference between the writer and the reader is that the writer is able to dramatise that private world.
[ Able Between Cannot Difference Each Only Others Private Reader See Think Us World Writer]
Topic:
- Is it hard for the reader to believe that suicides are sometimes committed to forestall the committing of murder? There is no doubt of it. Nor is there any doubt that murder is sometimes committed to avert suicide.
[ Any Avert Believe Committed Committing Doubt Hard Murder Nor Reader Sometimes Suicide Suicides]
Topic:
- As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos.
[ Budget Control Director Egos Everything Give Hand Leaves Limited Manuscript Once Page Put Reader Weather Words Writer Your]
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- However, if I can expand this to Top Cow or Avatar I'm helping the sales, however small, on my Marvel books because I'm almost certain to pick up some new readers.
[ Almost Because Books Certain Cow Expand Helping However Marvel New Pick Readers Sales Small Some Top Up]
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- I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling.
[ Brightest Colours Complex Dark Deceptively Leave Lines Matter Portray Possible Readers Reeling Simplest Story Subject Very Wanted]
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- The breadth of the potential readership is also a factor.
[ Also Breadth Factor Potential Readership]
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- The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.
[ Author Communication Except Few Good Great Himself Important Inevitably Initiated Into Must Mysteries Necessary Obscure Only Perpetuation Reader Secondary Then Those Very Which Work]
Topic:
- Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.
[ Concern Critic Done Drop Fruits General Joy Makes Out Reader Ripe Sheer Them Tree Whatever]
Topic:
- I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed.
[ Attention Confession Constantly Detained Directed Enough Give Great Hardly Him Impression Just Laid Long Our Points Reader Stress Subject Which]
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- Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be.
[ Been Bring Double General Likely Loss Manners Men Money Never Novels Readers Representing Robbing Romance Their Them Things Time Writers]
Topic:
- The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
[ Almost Decision Instead Interested Made More Narrative Poetry Prose Readers Reading Than Verse Write Writers]
Topic:
- Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances.
[ Balance Chances Changes Enthusiasm Excuse Going Historian Inevitable Neither Nor Off Outcomes Reader Remind Should Subject Thousand Were Yet]
Topic:
- The written tone and the spoken tone change and the reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government spreads to the readers and the viewers.
[ Change Disbelief Government Readers Reporters Spoken Spreads Tone Veracity Viewers Written]
Topic:
- I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me.
[ Astonishing Best Everything Feel Fictions Happens Long Reader Short Something Story These Want Way]
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- I didn't want to be a writer, but I became one. And now I have many readers, in many countries. I think that's a miracle. So I think I have to be humble regarding this ability. I'm proud of it and I enjoy it, and it is strange to say it this way, but I respect it.
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- In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness.
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- The number one reason I write is to come to schools and see my readers. I would do it for free.
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- Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
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- A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to fit the world of the reader.
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- The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
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- But it seemed to me that as soon as you have computer storage you could put every point you wanted in - make the ones that are less relevant to your central topic, further away or allow the central topic to move as the reader proceeded.
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- I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
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- Readers always seem to think that the author has some control over the design of their books.
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- A book is always a dialogue with other readers and other books.
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- Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising.
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- The headline is the 'ticket on the meat.' Use it to flag down readers who are prospects for the kind of product you are advertising.
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- There is no need for advertisements to look like advertisements. If you make them look like editorial pages, you will attract about 50 per cent more readers.
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- I think it's one of the Times' problems that they haven't made it clear to readers what various formats mean.
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- That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns.
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- Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
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- It's always hard when you're playing someone for a lot of people out there who are going to see the movie after reading the books. There's a communion between a reader and the writer, so people will have an idea who Sirius Black is and I might not be everyone's idea of that.
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- If it were not for the fact that editors have become so timorous in these politically correct times, I would probably have a greater readership than I have.
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- Almost anything is too much. I am trying in my poems to have the reader be the experiencer. I do not want to be there. It is not even a walk we take together.
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- It's a responsibility of the writer to get the reader out of the story somehow.
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- Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed.
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- The reader need not be told that John Bull never leaves home without encumbering himself with the greatest possible load of luggage. Our companions were no exception to the rule.
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- People who are readers of fiction aren't particularly interested in comic books.
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- I do have to earn a living, so I'm conscious of probable reactions from readers, but the most important one is still the awareness that if I'm not enjoying a story, the reader won't either.
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- I do want to write about Jane Whitefield again, but only when I have a good enough idea - something I've figured out about her that's news and that's worth a reader's time.
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- I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
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- It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography, in that the reader, rather than editor, is jury.
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- Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.
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- Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things.
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- Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
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- I write for somebody who has my own limitations. My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating, which in my case comes from being a film viewer.
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- Whenever I write, I'm always thinking of the reader.
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- My readers at that time were still men of letters; but there had to be other people waiting to read my poems.
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- Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
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- The poet's other readers are the ancient poets, who look upon the freshly written pages from an incorruptible distance. Their poetic forms are permanent, and it is difficult to create new forms which can approach them.
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- It is the creator of fiction's point of view; it is the character who interests him. Sometimes he wants to convince the reader that the story he is telling is as interesting as universal history.
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- I used to be married to a woman who pursued every spiritual trend with tremendous passion and dragged me along. I don't believe in anything. I'd seen mediums and readers.
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- A playwright must be his own audience. A novelist may lose his readers for a few pages; a playwright never dares lose his audience for a minute.
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- I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel sorry for my psychopaths, because I do.
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- I enjoy the Web site a lot and I like being able to talk to my readers. I've always had a very close relationship with them.
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- I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers - but I never thought about writing as a career.
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- I've gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I've spent with them.
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- If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations.
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- Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
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- Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
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- Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.
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- All of my books now come from readers' ideas.
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- The comments I most appreciate come from ordinary readers who've happened on one of my books at some time of stress in their lives, and who actually credit the book with helping them through a bad time. It's happened a few times in forty years.
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- President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever coming up with fascinating bits of information.
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- I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy business is in terrible trouble right now, for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs. Republican mentality of readers on the Internet.
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- Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to the experience of reading the book for my readers.
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- One can't write for all readers. A poet cannot write for people who don't like poetry.
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- The reader has to be creative when he's reading. He has to try to make the thing alive. A good reader has to do a certain amount of work when he is reading.
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- When I need a word and do not find it in French, I select it from other tongues, and the reader has either to understand or translate me. Such is my fate.
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- I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader.
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- The decision came from the publisher. It certainly was cleared by Chicago. And then they come out with these fine sounding words about relation to readers and their obligation. It has nothing to do with that.
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- We talk about a free press. These people hide, they make a lot of money off the media. They hide behind the slogans of free press, and then they can come out with crap like that. It's just garbage. It's insulting to the readers.
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- A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
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- However, intention needn't enter in, and if a reader sees things in a religious way, and the work is dogmatically acceptable, then I don't see why it should not be interpreted in that way, as well as in others.
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- It seems to me that readers sometimes make the genesis of a poem more mysterious than it is (by that I perhaps mean, think of it as something outside their own experience).
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- The reason I got into acting was not to explore myself. I was a reader, I didn't care about acting. I got into it in college, but I had no interest really in that, in getting up in front of anybody.
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- The Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine.
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- Our object in these remarks has been not only to account for the slow progress which has as yet been made by Political Economy, and to suggest means by which its advancement may be accelerated, but also to warn the reader of the nature of the following Treatise.
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- Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say.
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- By helping readers understand these mechanics, I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone, why it is essential for our security and why the free world plays a critically important role in advancing democracy around the globe.
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- I reach my readers regardless of what the critics have written.
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- I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader.
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- I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
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- If there is any secret to my success, I think it's that my characters are very real to me. I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think my readers care about them.
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- Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.
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- The profession of the writer has its thorns about which the reader does not dream.
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- The truth is, it's not a great career move to create a readership and then, in effect, abandon them.
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- There's a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don't believe exists in any other art form; as a reader, I trust a novelist to give me his or her best effort, however flawed.
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- In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today's exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids' loyalty to the comic book medium all over again.
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- I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean, that I would not have gone to a 3 o'clock in the morning session, for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill.
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- Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.
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- Quite casually I wander into my plot, poke around with my characters for a while, then amble off, leaving no moral proved and no reader improved.
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- I had started off, before I ever got an acting job, working at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions as a reader. I was always interested in that side of the camera.
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- I shall omit former particulars, and begin with informing the Reader, that, in 1792, I was strangely visited, by day and night, concerning what was coming upon the whole earth.
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- I'm an avid biography reader.
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- I was a precocious reader.
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- I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
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Topic:
- The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
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- English dramatic literature is, of course, dominated by Shakespeare; and it is almost inevitable that an English reader should measure the value of other poetic drama by the standards which Shakespeare has already implanted in his mind.
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- From the reader's view, a poem is more demanding than prose.
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- Before the reader turns his back upon the Grand Basin once for all, I should like to put a name upon the glacier it contains - since it is the fashion to name glaciers.
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- Create a world in which these things do or do not exist, or in which they are extended in some way. Test reality against this fiction. The reader will recognize the world that you're talking about, even though it may be another one altogether.
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- Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day is either the world's fastest reader or the world's biggest liar.
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- Journalism's ultimate purpose is to inform the reader, to bring him each day a letter from home and never to permit the serving of special interests.
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- When you're kept by a patron you don't have to duke it out in the media marketplace for dollars and for readers. In some ways that's a blessing because it takes a lot of pressure off you.
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- While I'm critical to the Bush presidency, it's been enormously beneficial for Salon because we're seen as kind of an aggressive watchdog on the Bush White House. Particularly since Florida, our readership hit a whole new level, and we held onto those readers.
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- No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement, because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.
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- In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower, neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem says apart from the words of the poem.
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- If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
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- In the polls, over 80% support the right to die and have done for the last 25 years. Even 80% of practising Catholics and Protestants support it, plus 76% of Church Times readers.
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- A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.
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- I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
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- It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there.
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- All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because the medium is so utterly different. But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece Theatre has undoubtedly brought me.
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- In any event, it's not exactly a secret to regular readers what my views on the war are.
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- Well, it's a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader... But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better.
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- When I read, I'm purely a reader.
[ Purely Read Reader]
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- I have been writing for 50 years and readers still read my first book from when I was in the Marine Corps.
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- A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story. He's supposed to be completely immersed, submerged in the environment.
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- Ideally a book would have no order in it, and the reader would have to discover his own.
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- Noting that Huckleberry Finn was originally both valued and reviled because it shows the reader that the accepted moral code and social hierarchy is not always correct.
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- This will surprise some of your readers, but my primary interest is not with computer security. I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended.
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- I wanted to show those characters discovering it is possible to find common ground, as they make their way through a plotline that I hope is engrossing enough to keep the reader a willing participant.
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- In a sense, there's a great truth to that, but, also I was a great reader.
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- I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
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- I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed.
[ Big Case Closed Drew Figures Nancy Out Reader]
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- I think I'm a very good reader of poetry, but obviously, like everybody, I have a set of criteria for reading poems, and I'm not shy about presenting them, so if people ask for my critical response to a poem, I tell them what works and why, and what doesn't work and why.
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- I often think I can see it in myself and in other young writers, this desperate desire to please coupled with a kind of hostility to the reader.
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- It can become an exercise in trying to get the reader to like and admire you instead of an exercise in creative art.
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- The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes. I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush.
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- To be willing to sort of die in order to move the reader, somehow. Even now I'm scared about how sappy this'll look in print, saying this.
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- We're not keen on the idea of the story sharing its valence with the reader. But the reader's own life "outside" the story changes the story.
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- The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers.
[ Also Full May Readers World Writers]
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- People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.
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- The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?
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- What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has.
[ Connect Effect How Makes Manages Reader Story Visceral Well]
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- It's different in Scotland. People who come to readings are more interested in literature as such, but the readership in general is really quite diverse. It's a cliche, but it's said that people who read my books don't read any other books, and you do get that element.
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- I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances to the reader's imagination.
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- Lord Chamberlain's readers or controllers, which were a handful of people working directly to him, were a very assorted group of people and some of them tried very hard to be as liberal as they could.
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- Once he became a series character, I made the conscious choice that he would never act like a series character, never wink at the reader, never pull his punches. Better for him, better for me.
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- The many magazines, ranging from pulp to slick, that used to serve as both farm teams for writers and lures to readers, with hundreds of short stories every month, don't exist. Most of the doors for new people have been sealed.
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- Our ministry is supported entirely by faith, through the missions gifts of readers who receive my messages every three weeks. We seldom mention money, and we never burden supporters.
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- For every SF reader of that period, Robert A. Heinlein was also a touchstone.
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- Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
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- That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete: a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door.
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- First, I'd become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago.
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- I have long felt that it is readers and viewers of conservative media who could benefit from a more balanced discussion of what is at stake in our policy and the actions of our government.
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- I'm also looking for gems that the average reader might have missed.
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- I read while the kids play. I can see them from the kitchen window. And I'm a fast reader.
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- The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
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- The reader really has to step up to the plate and read a short story.
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- Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book stores to get their stuff in the hands of readers.
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- I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
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- When the venture has been made of dealing with historical events and characters, it always seems fair towards the reader to avow what liberties have been taken, and how much of the sketch is founded on history.
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- As society diversifies, the number of people who read literature is decreasing. It will be difficult for readers to digest my ideas through literature.
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- I think people enjoy a series. When you like a story, many readers want more of the same, which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say.
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