Quotations that match 'authors'.By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
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In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
[ Acknowledgment Another Authors Comparing Discovered Former Gravest Latest Making Some Various Without Word Works Writers]
There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
[ Anything Authorship Difficulties Find Honest Men Publish Publishing Read Sensible Three Worth Write]
Let us hope that good authors who are bad Christians will find salvation through the books they write.
[ Authors Bad Books Christians Find Good Hope Salvation Through Us Will Write]
You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.
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I've always wondered why there isn't a great French novel about the German occupation. The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
[ Always Authors French German Great Interested Nouveau Novel Occupation Roman Sort Telling Thing Weren Why Wondered]
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens.
[ Authors Distrust Kind Kittens Other Sometimes Toms]
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
[ Age Appears Authors Best Burn Drink Four Friends Old Read Things Trust Wine Wood]
We see them when they come to New York. They stay at my wife's apartment. We have quite a correspondence with them at all times. They play a very important role, the authors in the firm, because so much of the material we publish is suggested by them.
[ Apartment Authors Because Come Correspondence Firm Important Material Much New Play Publish Quite Role See Stay Suggested Them Times Very Wife York]
I think authors can get into trouble viewing the subject matter as their turf.
[ Authors Get Into Matter Subject Their Think Trouble Turf Viewing]
Try to meet as many authors, agents, and editors as you can.
[ Agents Authors Editors Many Meet Try]
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
[ Authors Damn Envy Led Never Read Resentment Those Though Whim Whom]
It's the misfortune of German authors that not a single one of them dares to expose his true character. Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.
[ Authors Better Character Dares Everyone Expose German His Misfortune Single Than Them Thinks True]
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
[ Always Ambassadors Authors Best Churches Colleges Common Even Executives Genius Inventors Legislatures Most Newspapers Nor States United]
That statement was not addressed to the authors of political statements. I said that I deplore attempts to misinform the public and to /trigger/ political intervention. And there were such attempts.
[ Addressed Attempts Authors Deplore Intervention Political Public Said Statement Statements Such Trigger Were]
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.
[ Anything Authors Better Four-Letter Goes Good Knew Now Once Only Prose Too Use Words Writing]
We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.
[ Authorship Editing Products Rather Than]
All great authors are seers.
[ Authors Great Seers]
There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.
[ Authors Best Better Could Differential Doubt English Equation Fiction Helps Lives Majors Many Parse Save Science Scientific Several Their Training Very Were Write Yet]
I can't speak for the other authors, but what I hoped to achieve was to illuminate certain corners of the Lucas universe that hadn't yet been explored.
[ Achieve Authors Been Certain Corners Explored Hadn Hoped Illuminate Lucas Other Speak Universe Yet]
The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
[ Authorship Indestructible Obsession Trade Violent]
There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
[ Authors Before Congress Ferocious Frenzy Influence Last Made Outbreak Real Rebellion Session Show Speeches Their Under Very Were]
Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
[ Author Authors Being Best Brain Everyone Hope Make Much Selling Song Sudden Tools Us Write Writing Yes]
God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.
[ Authors Desires Enabling Fulfills God Heart His Realize Then Those Will Your]
Even the contemporary horror authors who have seriously influenced me are a disparate bunch.
[ Authors Bunch Contemporary Disparate Even Horror Influenced Seriously]
Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion, both positively for a work and negatively against the competition. I don't do this and can't stomach it, honestly.
[ Against Also Authors Both Competition Honestly Internet Manipulate Negatively Opinion Positively Stomach Using Work]
I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion.
[ Account Accuse Alone Am Appear Appendage Authorship Averse Bringing Confined Connection Former Forward Hardly Intrusion Myself Only Personal Print Production Such Topics Very Will]
The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk, I'm going to veto it and make the authors of those pork-barrel items famous all over America.
[ America Authors Bill Crosses Desk Famous First Going Items Make Over Those Veto]
Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.
[ Authors Book Books Develop Different Just Read Styles Type Various]
In the history of literature there are many great enduring works which were not published in the lifetimes of the authors. If the authors had not achieved self-affirmation while writing, how could they have continued to write?
[ Achieved Authors Continued Could Enduring Great Had History How Lifetimes Literature Many Published Were Which While Works Write Writing]
Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?
[ Authors Biblical Could Evolution God Had Important Made Missed Most Privy Provision Really Revelation Theology Thoughts Were]
I've had a lot of very positive feedback about those stories, and seem to have struck upon something that most people feel. I can also tap dance, and don't know many other authors who can.
[ Also Authors Dance Feedback Feel Had Know Lot Many Most Other Positive Seem Something Stories Struck Tap Those Upon Very]
There are certain authors that do not turn students on; it is the truth. Homer happens to be one of them.
[ Authors Certain Happens Homer Students Them Truth Turn]
Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
[ Authors Books Born Death Die Dominion Few Forever Influence Live Lives Most Only Over Said Their Them]
Then, of course, there are those sad occasions when a poet or a writer has not grown, and one has to let them go because they're just not making headway. But we have a very clear personal relationship with the authors.
[ Authors Because Clear Course Go Grown Headway Just Making Occasions Personal Poet Relationship Sad Them Then Those Very Writer]
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
[ Among Author Authors How Many Means Originator Writers]
I thought it was amazing to work with authors, to get a manuscript and try to make up a cover for it.
[ Amazing Authors Cover Get Make Manuscript Thought Try Up Work]
Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.
[ Authors Chimney Coming Down History Keep Names Out Smoke Their Want]
A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'
[ Authors Better Just Men Post Say Says Skills Study Than Verbal Want Washington Women]
The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom.
[ Authors Diversity Freedom Internet New Offers Opportunities Readers Their]
And people do enjoy the plays at completely different levels. And, likewise, they enjoy the authorship question... at completely different levels.
[ Authorship Completely Different Enjoy Levels Likewise Plays Question]
A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don't know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation.
[ Authors Cases Characteristic Commercial Composers Down Generation Know Mind Most Mouth Often Older Passed Purpose Their Were Word Written]
Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.
[ Authors Books Focus Genre Lot Mind Questions Read Variety Want Write Your]
There are so many good authors; there's no shortage of them.
[ Authors Good Many Shortage Them]
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.
[ Authors Books May Name Others Own Quote Quoting Read Satisfaction Such Them Usually Your]
When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays, everybody assumes that's the end. Here's another who's never going to write well again.
[ Again Another Assumes Authors Begin End Everybody Fiction Going Here Literary Never Screenplays Well Write]
Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
[ Anyone Authors Because Books Booksellers Destination Find Given Lonely Most Numbers Talk Valuable Were Written]
All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
[ Affection Authors Behind Books Course Enjoyed Fishing Get Met Miscellaneous Most Never Poetry Prose Side Those Whom]
Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.
[ Appearances Authors Been Clear Devised Exist Heavens Imagination Now Only Quite Save Solid Spheres Those]
I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury.
[ Asimov Authors Classic Enjoyed Isaac Reading]
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
[ Authors Best Burn Drink Friends Old Read Trust Wine Wood]
The world is crawling with authors touring now. They're like performance artists.
[ Artists Authors Crawling Now Performance Touring World]
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
[ Authors Empty Entertaining Fill Life None Proper Reading Spaces Up Useful]
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
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I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300 miles south to go to college at 18, where authorship no longer seemed something liable to induce vengeful punishment.
[ Authorship College Escape Go Gravity Induce Liable Longer Miles Moved Punishment Really Seemed Something South Until Vengeful Where]
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
[ Ancient Authors Competition Dead Envy Living Mutual Praise Proceeds Reverence]
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
[ Authors Because Cats Creatures Lovable Quiet Reasons Same Such Wise]
I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse; namely, the further changes in scientific belief, which have occurred within my own recollection, even since the time when I first aspired to authorship, now forty- five years ago.
[ Ago Aspired Authorship Belief Changes Discourse Even First Five Further Namely Now Occurred Own Proceed Proper Recollection Scientific Since Subject Time Which Within Years]
I have a private press. I'm a book artist. I publish books of other authors and artists. I do the illustrating. I set the type. I print it myself on my press. I do everything but bind it.
[ Artist Artists Authors Bind Book Books Everything Illustrating Myself Other Press Print Private Publish Set Type]
Dickens is one of those authors who are well worth stealing.
[ Authors Dickens Stealing Those Well Worth]
Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
[ Act Authors Books Choose Conscious Creation Entirely Rational Their]
The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part.
[ Ancient Authors Copied Copyright Did Even Exist Frequently Idea Length Many Non-Fiction Only Other Part Practice Survived Times Useful Way Works]
A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point.
[ Authors Deal Good Head More Much Pin Point Some]
Some authors have a very hard time understanding that in order to be faithful to the spirit of the book, it's almost always impossible to remain faithful to the text. You have to make changes.
[ Almost Always Authors Book Changes Faithful Hard Impossible Make Order Remain Some Spirit Text Time Understanding Very]
So there's a lot of people tied into believing that the traditional response to the authorship question. In terms of actors, some people get very angry about it.
[ Actors Angry Authorship Believing Get Into Lot Question Response Some Terms Tied Traditional Very]
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.
[ Any Art Authors Believe Best Between Bond Effort Exists Flawed Form Give Her His However Novelist Other Reader Readers Trust Unique]
Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.
[ Authors Contemporary Drink Many More Than Write]
Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.
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The key factor is whether the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.
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The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.
[ Advantage Authors Backs Behind Dead Down Faces Flatter Intrude Living Never Nor Our Over Privacy Quit Shelves Slander Society Take Their Them Until Upon Us]
Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
[ Admirable Authors Aware Become Differences Disagreement Every Generation Great Make Our Respect Them Through]
If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own, the result can be more than the sum of its authors.
[ Authors Collaborators Compliment Find More Own Result Strengths Sum Than Whose Your]
In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.
[ Authors Conversation Course England Greek Knowledge Latin Never Nobody Off Only Quotes Read Show Their Them Uneducated Unless]
Let authors write for glory and reward. The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard.
[ Authors Glory Heard Paid Reward She Sung Truth Well Write]
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
[ Authors Dangers Death Enemies Monarchs Ought Put States Sworn Their War]
When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than to read.
[ Audiences Authors Come Funnier Hope Largely Lecture Look Read See Than Us]
I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors.
[ Authors Characters Comes Created Does Female Male More Much Question Than Theory Up]
Of the female black authors, I really like Morrison's early books a lot. But she's really become so much a clone of Faulkner. He did it better.
[ Authors Become Better Black Books Clone Did Early Faulkner Female Lot Morrison Much Really She]
Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.
[ Arises Authors Chief Country Dr Glory Halter Johnson Laurel More Only Oracles Said Teach Than Then Unless Virtue Wisdom Worthy]
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
[ Authors Chips Contrived Critics Her Invented Left Make Manufactured Nature Out Patented She Were]
Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.
[ Affair Authors Because Being Books Change Deal Enthusiasm Go Interesting Long Married More New Other Out Publisher Publishers Seriously Sometimes Suddenly Time Times Want Wild Your]
In the underlying bill, I think the authors of the legislation, those in support of it, understand the use of the Mississippi River. Yes, there is commercial navigation on it, and there will be tomorrow.
[ Authors Bill Commercial Legislation Mississippi Navigation River Support Think Those Tomorrow Underlying Understand Use Will Yes]
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.
[ Aspire Austen Authors Jane Other Pinnacle Which]
God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.
[ Authors Finish God Obligated Will]
Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.
[ Authors Complain Game Others Rejoice Should Steal Where Whom]
Levi is one of the best authors I've ever read. It's hard not to have an immediate personal response to his work. He has such a quiet tone.
[ Authors Best Ever Hard His Immediate Levi Personal Quiet Read Response Such Tone Work]
Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part, a fact which is often overlooked.
[ Authors Composers Fact Give Good Nobody Often Overlooked Part Performance Unless Which Written]
November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community Centers all around the country have book fairs where they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays.
[ Advance Around Authors Book Books Centers Community Country Fairs Holidays Invite Jewish Month November Sell Where]
I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe.
[ Afraid Authors Being Creators Darwinian Demoted Happen Into Just Many Own Places Right Role Scheme Terribly Their Things Think Universe Where]