Quotations that match 'writer'.

The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem. Michael Chabon
[ Amendment Citizen Ecosystem First Life Our Role Same Sun Writer]
It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Culture Drafts Early Heard His Never Notes Part Preserve Preserving Simply Writer]
As a writer, I'm more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Actually Happened Interested More Rather Tell Than Themselves Writer]
Like so many writers I started writing stories because I didn't have much time for anything else. Tobias Wolff
[ Anything Because Else Many Much Started Stories Time Writers Writing]
How that works is our first season was the year we had a threatened writers' strike, so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes, we did 30. We put 10 in the bank. Christopher Meloni
[ Bank Did Doing Episodes First Had How Instead Our Put Season Strike Threatened Works Writers Year]
To imagine yourself inside another person... is what a storywriter does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose. Eudora Welty
[ Another Does Every First His Imagine Inside Last Person Piece Step Suppose Too Work Yourself]
'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer. I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF that I want to write and read, but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough. Eric Brown
[ Big Breakthrough Made Published Read Sf Still Type Waiting Want Wondering Write Writer]
There are writers who do start doing the same thing again and again and almost inevitably fall into self-parody. Tobias Wolff
[ Again Almost Doing Fall Inevitably Into Same Start Thing Writers]
When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business. Flannery O'Connor
[ Belongs Book Business Few God Hands Leaves May Others Over Save Souls Take Think Try Use Worry Writer Your]
A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. Leo Rosten
[ Because Behind Communicate Driven Educated Need Share Understood Writer Writes]
In 1967, the students at San Francisco State invited the poet Amiri Baraka to the campus for a semester. He attracted other influential black writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver. What emerged was something we called the community communications program. That's how I got involved; I got involved in a little play. Danny Glover
[ Attracted Black Called Campus Communications Community Ed Emerged Francisco Got How Influential Invited Involved Little Other Play Poet Program San Semester Something State Students Such Writers]
By the time I would have graduated, at 22, I was a writer and featured performer on Saturday Night Live. Sarah Silverman
[ Featured Graduated Live Night Performer Saturday Time Would Writer]
And I think a good writer's gonna make it interesting. From the first paragraph it will all be interesting. Just work at it and work at it and work at it. Kurt Loder
[ First Gonna Good Interesting Just Make Paragraph Think Will Work Writer]
Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity. Peter Straub
[ Entity Eventually Feel Fiction Forms Many Single Their Unified Want Work Writers]
I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer, so I became a writer. Leon Uris
[ Became Heavy Honest Jockey Producer Too Writer]
Writers would submit scripts to me, and if I liked one well enough to submit to magazine editors, I had the know-how whether the story was good or bad. Julius Schwartz
[ Bad Editors Enough Good Had Know-How Liked Magazine Scripts Story Submit Well Whether Would Writers]
Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world. Jeanette Winterson
[ Academics Body Book Consumes Each Her His Love Make Sum Theories Work World Writer]
I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist. Clifford Geertz
[ Anthropologist Doing Happens His Myself Think Writer Writing]
I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command. Lynn Abbey
[ Claim Command Editing Editor Even First Fourth Maybe Requires Second Set Skills Specific Successful Them Third Very Writer]
Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself. Dario Argento
[ Every Extent Himself Some Writer Writes]
A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, 'see, I have had my testicles removed.' Norman Lindsay
[ Below Creatures Exposed Goes Had His Men Presents Removed Saying See Trousers Waist Without Women Writer]
As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself. Richard Thompson
[ Also Always Beings Close Common Experience Get Human Much Nail Nailed Presence Same Somebody Song Then Things Writer Writing Yourself]
Becoming a mother has helped make me a tougher, stronger writer. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Becoming Helped Make Mother Stronger Tougher Writer]
The main concern of the study is with the outline of a theoretical system. Its minor variations from writer to writer are not a matter of concern to this analysis. Talcott Parsons
[ Analysis Concern Main Matter Minor Outline Study System Theoretical Variations Writer]
One has the responsibility to oneself, to the writer, director and the people who put up the money, to put out the best of what one has experienced and understood about the human condition as it relates to the role one has been hired to portray. Tom Skerritt
[ Been Best Condition Director Experienced Hired Human Money Oneself Out Portray Put Relates Responsibility Role Understood Up Writer]
Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running. Gene Fowler
[ Left Out Room Running Sometimes Sounds Think Typewriter Walked Writing]
I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away. Mark Haddon
[ Admit Away Become Being Come Decide Deciding Dentist Finally Gay Hope Out Postman Remember Runs Writer Writing]
You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be. Mario Vargas Llosa
[ Become Cannot Creativity Discover Good Help Himself How Kind Teach Within Would Writer Young]
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living. A. E. van Vogt
[ Another Bright Canada Ever Fellow Literary Living Meanwhile Met Occasionally Office Only Remember Seldom Simple So-Called Sold Story Then Type Worked Writer]
No, my son's a songwriter and he does that. Mel Tillis
[ Does Son Songwriter]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters. Neil Innes
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken. Paul Valery
[ Impeccable Mistaken Never Only Poe Writer]
Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. E. L. Doctorow
[ Book Compose Composition Down Every Hazard Just Sit Stake Themselves Time Write Writers Your Yourself]
There's no reason you shouldn't, as a writer, not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly. John Irving
[ Aware Constantly Necessity Reason Revise Writer Yourself]
The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony. John Cheever
[ Adultery American Ball Ceremony Describe Foul Four Hundred Lights Looks Misgivings Out Rain Reaching She Taken Task Under Window Woman Writer]
We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets. Howard Barker
[ Beautiful Because Enlighten Secret Secrets Seduce Share Suffocated Theatre Their Truths Us Want Writers]
You can't be too old to be a writer, but you can definitely be too young! Joanna Trollope
[ Definitely Old Too Writer Young]
I am amazed; until the day I die I shall wonder how Whittaker Chambers got into my house to use my typewriter. Alger Hiss
[ Am Amazed Chambers Day Die Got House How Into Shall Typewriter Until Use Wonder]
Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience - or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see human continuity as opposed to total threat, total willingness to do violence. Stanley Crouch
[ Allows Bring Continuity Experience First-Person First-Person How Human Job Metaphoric Occasions Opposed Our See Them Thinkers Threat Time Total Violence Willingness Writers]
I want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood. Ned Beatty
[ Because Bless God Hollywood Only See Strike Them True Want Writers]
I think writers are very anxious. Helen Garner
[ Anxious Think Very Writers]
As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end. Paul Kane
[ Achieved Anymore Come End Find Goals Kind Must Myself Next Out Patience Persistence Set Take Tend These Things Those Win Writers Year]
Calvino was not a writer of hits; he was a writer of classics. William Weaver
[ Classics Hits Writer]
The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. Nelson Algren
[ Ages Been Bench Bringing Dock Down Hard Into Judge Man Necessity Peculiar Responsibility Writer]
Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers. Logan P. Smith
[ Generation Only Readers Span Will Writers]
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. Catherine Drinker Bowen
[ Always Apart Before Behind Double Everything Experiences Kind Living Mirror Once Reality Think Twice Waits Which Writer Writing]
Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening. Herbert Gold
[ Angel Anybody Between Body Child Diverting Grown-Up Hustler Internal Light Listening Scribbling Traffic Wondering Writer]
I never thought of myself as either a woman or a man. I thought of myself as a person who was born to a writer, who was doomed to be a writer. Marguerite Young
[ Born Doomed Either Man Myself Never Person Thought Woman Writer]
I'm very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer. Quentin Tarantino
[ Considered Good Happy Myself Never Really Think Very Way Write Writer]
For me, being a writer was never a choice. I was born one. All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers. I wrote on everything. I didn't do my homework so I could write. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Being Born Childhood Choice Could Drawers Everything Homework Never Short Stories Stuffed Them Through Write Writer Wrote]
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. Ken Follett
[ 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]
The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention. Flannery O'Connor
[ Ashamed Attention Does His Never Nothing Require Should Staring Writer]
No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published. Dan Simmons
[ Ellison Getting Inspired Into Published Terrified Write Writer]
Then on to all the terrific american songwriters, from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon. Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated. Tom Chapin
[ Alley American Appreciated Beatles Bob Dylan Form Pan Paul Sang Simon Song Songwriters Terrific Then Tin Whoever Wrote]
I'm a schoolteacher and a writer. So that's what I do. Bruce Jackson
[ Schoolteacher Writer]
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. Sandra Cisneros
[ Always Became Because Become Card Catalog Could Library Mother Name School See Tell Took Wanted Went Writer]
Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear. Ezra Pound
[ Accurate Clear Efficient Good Keep Language Say Those Writers]
I have Graham Greene's telephone number, but I wouldn't dream of using it. I don't seek out writers because we all want to be alone. Patricia Highsmith
[ Alone Because Dream Graham Greene Number Out Seek Telephone Using Want Writers]
Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars. Daniel Keys Moran
[ Born Good Liars Natural Ones Writers]
I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Employee Evening Government Morning Writer]
The thing with being on a series that runs that long is that the writers run out of things to do. Ted Shackelford
[ Being Long Out Run Runs Series Thing Things Writers]
To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean. James H. Breasted
[ Available Born Careful Civilization Corner Doubt Facts Leave Mediterranean Now Present Seems Southeast Study Writer]
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. Gertrude Stein Art
[ Ears Eyes His Paint Painter Should Write Writer]
Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs. Rick Springfield
[ Audience Band Being Camera Does Just Members Other Rely Room Sit Songs Songwriter Write]
College had little effect on me. I'd have been the same writer if I'd gone to MIT, except I'd have flunked out sooner. Robert B. Parker
[ Been College Effect Except Flunked Gone Had Little Mit Out Same Sooner Writer]
Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education. Hugh MacDiarmid
[ Been Education Escaping Fortunate Nearly Our Principal Regular Writers]
That, for me, is a very important test of a young writer's commitment because most of them are going to have to continue doing that when they've finished the program. Tobias Wolff
[ Because Commitment Continue Doing Finished Going Important Most Program Test Them Very Writer Young]
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether. Alfred North Whitehead
[ Altogether Context Deal Destroyed Distorted Either Great Incongruous Juxtaposition Matter Meaning Mine Out Quite Quoted Sentence Some Suffered Which Writers]
Young writers should definitely research the current sounds and styles. Lamont Dozier
[ Current Definitely Research Should Sounds Styles Writers Young]
I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking. Nora Roberts
[ America Believe Groups Information Networking Offer Romance Strongly Such Support Writers Writing]
I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published. Lynn Abbey
[ Any Being Cast Constrained Fantasy Genre Get Imagine Novel Probably Published Story Writer]
I'm a writer who likes to be influenced. Kenneth Koch
[ Influenced Likes Writer]
I think that like all writers - and if any writer disagrees with this, then he is not a writer - I write primarily for myself. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Any Disagrees Myself Primarily Then Think Write Writer Writers]
A songwriter should have friends who are similarly interested; should move about in the milieu of work he has chosen for himself. Dorothy Fields
[ Chosen Friends Himself Interested Milieu Move Should Similarly Songwriter Work]
Because I'm such a creative person, and I've always got my nose in a book, I suppose it was only a matter of time before non-fiction turned into fiction again. But I never consciously set out to become a writer and I never thought I'd be doing the things I'm doing today. Paul Kane
[ Again Always Because Become Before Book Consciously Creative Doing Fiction Got Into Matter Never Non-Fiction Nose Only Out Person Set Such Suppose Things Thought Time Today Turned Writer]
To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. Lawrence Clark Powell
[ Achieve Capacity Creative Factual Fictional Lasting Literature Needs Perceptive Strength Vision Writer]
I wanted to be a director and producer and writer, but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates. You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct. Larry Buchanan
[ Crew Direct Director Early Even Gates Get Learn Producer Through Union Wanted Writer]
For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom. Cao Yu
[ Blossom Expected Fallen Flowers New Published Waiting Work Works Writer]
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. Lillian Hellman
[ Advice Give Had Listen Say Talking Themselves Would Writers Writing Young]
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. Gary Oldman
[ After Always Between Black Books Communion Everyone Going Hard Idea Lot Might Movie Out Playing Reader Reading See Someone Will Writer]
I think you have an obligation to share what you know as a writer. David Guterson
[ Know Obligation Share Think Writer]
I didn't know writers could be real live people, because I never knew any writers. Rita Dove
[ Any Because Could Knew Know Live Never Real Writers]
Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. Tony Snow
[ Capture Confusion Experiences Express Fear Generally Good Great Higher Joy Longing Love Lust Melody Mere Moods Most Music Obvious Occupies Ought Plane Politics Powerfully Rage Share Through Triumph Writers Yearning Yet]
The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him. James Baldwin
[ Experience Him Produced Responsibility Writer]
Without books I would not have become a vivacious reader, and if you are not a reader you are not a writer. Ken Follet
[ Become Books Reader Without Would Writer]
One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language. Don DeLillo
[ Beat Deeper Down Integrity Language Matches Poise Sentence Swing Truth Writer]
It was kind of like songwriter's boot camp. You had to produce. You had to produce fast. You had to learn. Cynthia Weil
[ Boot Camp Fast Had Kind Learn Produce Songwriter]
It is comparatively easy to become a writer; staying a writer, resisting formulaic work, generating one's own creativity - that's a much tougher matter. Brian Aldiss
[ Become Comparatively Creativity Easy Formulaic Generating Matter Much Own Resisting Staying Tougher Work Writer]
It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him. Jim Bishop
[ Born Both Despises Enslaved Father Him Impossible Mother Pleasure Read Something Such Thing Travail Which Writer]
Most comic scriptwriters are very bad. The artists are good, but the writers are so bad. Harry Harrison
[ Artists Bad Comic Good Most Very Writers]
A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers. Gwendolyn Brooks
[ Education Enough Get Going Inspired Just Much Owners Possible School Should Were Would Writer Writers]
Well, you just know, as a writer, I didn't really write one of the five best screenplays of the year. There were lots of brilliant screenplays; I was just one of the lucky ones who got nominated. Patrick Marber
[ Best Brilliant Five Got Just Know Lots Lucky Nominated Ones Really Screenplays Well Were Write Writer Year]
That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame: you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories, and then people clamour for you to make speeches and tell them what you think about the world. J. M. Coetzee
[ Always Aspects Clamour Competence Fame Inventor Literary Make Prove Seemed Speeches Stories Stranger Tell Them Then Think World Writer Your]
I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around. Christian Bale
[ Around Good Intelligent Only Script Sound Writer]
Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own. Irwin Shaw
[ Artistically Because Dangerous Exhausted Falls Find Into Likely Magazines Out Own Places Quickly Routine Something Start Their Themselves Want Work Writers Writing]
I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter. Patricia Highsmith
[ California Having His Hitchcock Just Make New Progress Rang Report Sacked Said Screenwriter Second Trouble York]
The writer works in a lonely way. Irwin Shaw
[ Lonely Way Works Writer]
A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it's not as satisfying in the end. Chaim Potok
[ Difficult End Fiction Figure Front Goes Her Him Much Non-Fiction Pretty Refining Satisfying Shape Work Write Writer]
The first job of a writer is to be honest. Irvine Welsh
[ First Honest Job Writer]
In Europe, a writer is supposed to improve up until he's about 75. Irwin Shaw
[ Europe Improve Supposed Until Up Writer]
I never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way. Dave Edmunds
[ Am Been Compliment Considered Contributing Each Extent Guitarist Lowe Myself Never Nick Now Other Since Songwriter Way Working]
I think it must be very hard to be one of the new young writers who are urged to put themselves forward when it may be the last thing on earth they'd be good at. Anne Tyler
[ Earth Forward Good Hard Last May Must New Put Themselves Thing Think Urged Very Writers Young]
Stephen King. Now I'm not crazy about him, but he's a great a writer. Mickey Spillane
[ Crazy Great Him King Now Stephen Writer]
There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent. J. B. Priestley
[ Clever Enough Genius Much Plenty Talent Too Writers Young]
Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous. I'll go a step further. You must be bisexual. Rita Mae Brown
[ Androgynous Bisexual Further Go Must Said Step Virginia Woolf Writers]
I did a series called Ned and Stacey for two years for Fox back in the 90s. I was writer on it as well as a producer, and it was very important to me that there were no contemporary references. Thomas Haden Church
[ Back Called Contemporary Did Fox Important Ned Producer References Series Two Very Well Were Writer Years]
Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply. Joyce Carol Oates
[ Artist Complex Life Personality Politician See Simply World Writer]
I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory. Kevin J. Anderson
[ Did Farm Feeding Full-Time Got Interesting Job Jobs Lab Laboratory Large Rat Rats Research Restaurants Scientific Several Technical Then These Watering Worked Working Writer]
I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer's block, the feeling of not being able to do these things. A. E. van Vogt
[ Able Began Being Block Cycle End Feeling Figure Get Into Known Run Ten These Things Worried Would Writer Year Years]
I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright. Liev Schreiber
[ Actor Better Enough Good Just Lucky Playwright Playwriting Teacher Than Told Very Would Writer]
I went on a long trip through South America with Prince Charles where I was the only journalist there - a couple of photographers but no other writers. Anthony Holden
[ America Charles Couple Journalist Long Only Other Photographers Prince South Through Trip Went Where Writers]
Any writer worth the name is always getting into one thing or getting out of another thing. Fannie Hurst
[ Always Another Any Getting Into Name Out Thing Worth Writer]
I never thought I'd be a writer. I never thought I'd be able to read a book, let alone write one. So if books like this inspire kids to write, or even read a whole book, I think it's good. Don Novello
[ Able Alone Book Books Even Good Inspire Kids Never Read Think Thought Whole Write Writer]
When you translate poetry in particular, you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom you're working puts together words, sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse, the syntax and the sentence. Marilyn Hacker
[ Between How Line Look Obliged Particular Phrases Poetry Puts Sentence Sentences Syntax Tension Together Translate Triple Verse Whom Words Working Writer]
I just don't see myself as a travel writer. I can't. I don't. Robyn Davidson
[ Just Myself See Travel Writer]
I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published. Greg Egan
[ Everywhere Get Need New Opportunities Published Think Writers]
The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all. James A. Baldwin
[ Another Appalling Everybody Everything Greed Needs Practically Same Seems Sense Time Want Wants Writer]
I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Am British Only Spanish Writer Writes]
Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed. P. G. Wodehouse
[ Always Back Climbed Comes Gradually Heights Him Look Realize Rule Shock Something Success Which Writer]
As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note. Seamus Heaney
[ Aesthetic Citizens Make Note Our Positive Readers Realism Sense Sinners Us Wary Writers]
The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task. Robertson Davies
[ Also Difficult Himself His Most Original Task Thing Write Writer]
Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot, finish what you write, and when it's done, keep sending it out for quite awhile. Rudy Rucker
[ Advice Awhile Beginning Done Finish Keep Lot Out Quite Sending Sf Write Writers]
I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective. James Ellroy
[ Afford Am Career Could Detective Months Off Play Take Writer Writing]
Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy, I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns, but even to be numbered among the gods. Marcus V. Pollio
[ Among Benefits Crowns Enjoy Entitled Even Gods Honour Indebted Individuals Numbered Only Palms Public Since Them Therefore These Think Well Writers]
The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon. Robert Benchley
[ Biggest Changing Necessity Obstacle Professional Ribbon Typewriter Writing]
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are. Gore Vidal
[ America Goes Great Hustler Loud Must Race Say Solemn Think Writer]
I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great. Jack Dempsey
[ Fighter Good Great Made Pretty Writers]
I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized. Manuel Puig
[ America Business Commercialized Never North Publishing Seen Situation States Than United Worse Writers Young]
But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is. Taylor Hackford
[ Being Cast Contribution Director Film Fit Going Into Literary Off Page Roles Stuff Take Those Writer]
That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers. Gore Vidal
[ Bad Because Books Busyness How Many May Recalls Sad Spared Until World Writers Yet]
When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they'll hit somebody who just doesn't like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock. Kim Deal
[ Assigned Band Bands Begins Get Guitar Hate Hip Hit Hop Just Kind Love Music Name Rock Somebody Themselves Writers]
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing. Antonia Fraser
[ Concern Major Prison Writers Writing]
If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people. Dean Koontz
[ Gives Just Lives More Something Struggle Support Than Their Touch Writers Writing Your]
You don't say, I'm going to be a writer when I grow up - at least I didn't. Anthony Doerr
[ Going Grow Least Say Up Writer]
I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary. Billy Joel
[ Bad Competent Consider Extraordinary Inept Means Merely Myself Opinion Pianist Singer Songwriter]
At an early school, when I was about 5, they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress. So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was, of course, was a writer. Tanith Lee
[ Actress Asked Course Early Everyone Grew Said School Silly Things Up Wanted Writer]
The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear. Bryant H. McGill
[ Ear Poet Talent True Writer]
I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person, but I'm not a nationalist. Clarence Thomas
[ Certainly Destination Excellent Good Got Halfway Juan Nationalist Off Person Short Stopped Think Train Writer]
A writer is a human being. He has to live with a sense of honor. Irwin Shaw
[ Being Honor Human Live Sense Writer]
It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer. Patricia Heaton
[ Because Bit Brother Father Genes Journalist Little Sports Writer]
The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel. Norman Spinrad
[ Any Chooses Concerns Cultural Deal Given Literary Mode More Novel Psychological Relevant She Than Thematic Whatever Writer]
For what I wrote that started this whole controversy, I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it. I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker. Gregg Easterbrook
[ Bad Controversy Criticized Deserved Felt Mainly Started Thinker Whole Writer Writing Wrote]
I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked. Michael J. Fox
[ Acting Ambition Clicked First Five Growing Had Hockey Musician Nine Player Something Thing Tried Up Usual Wanted Writer]
I'm 82 years old, wherever I go everybody knows me, but here's why... I'm a merchandiser, I'm not just a writer, I stay in every avenue you can think of. Mickey Spillane
[ Avenue Every Everybody Go Here Just Knows Old Stay Think Wherever Why Writer Years]
Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences. Gore Vidal
[ Audiences Drink Others Some Take Writers]
I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers. Ryne Sandberg
[ Day Every Had Leave Many Physically Prepare Scraps Writers]
All writers are the same - they forget a thousand good reviews and remember one bad one. Irwin Shaw
[ Bad Forget Good Remember Reviews Same Thousand Writers]
I am a Moroccan writer of French expression. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ Am Expression French Writer]
Writers always know whether you like them or not. Leslie Fiedler
[ Always Know Them Whether Writers]
Write a lot. And finish what you write. Don't join writer's clubs and go sit around having coffee reading pieces of your manuscript to people. Write it. Finish it. I set those rules up years ago, and nothing's changed. Jerry Pournelle
[ Ago Around Changed Clubs Coffee Finish Go Having Join Lot Manuscript Nothing Pieces Reading Rules Set Sit Those Up Write Writer Years Your]
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt. John Mortimer
[ Between Life Milk Modern Shelf Somewhere Writer Yogurt]
When I was really young I didn't know that there was such a thing as a screenwriter. I wrote stories. John Sayles
[ Know Really Screenwriter Stories Such Thing Wrote Young]
The English may not always be the best writers in the world, but they are incomparably the best dull writers. Raymond Chandler
[ Always Best Dull English Incomparably May World Writers]
As a writer, I've always been interested in others. Antonio Tabucchi
[ Always Been Interested Others Writer]
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. Virginia Woolf
[ Every Experience His Large Life Mind Quality Secret Soul Works Writer Written]
Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them, but they riff. Carl Reiner
[ Comedians Pencils Pens Really Riff Them Writers]
It's this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it's great. Trey Parker
[ Anything Every Great Knows Law Love Opposites Putting Room Same Simple Taking Them Time Together Two Which Writer]
Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word? Bob Uecker
[ Capital Clubhouse Else Explain How Letter Look Middle Read Sportswriters Stories Sure Their Women Word]
You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen. Paul Simon
[ Find How Humble Know Pen Place Quiet Use Want Writer]
Occasionally a student writer comes up with something really beautiful and moving, and you won't know for years if it was an accident or the first burst of something wonderful. Howard Nemerov
[ Accident Beautiful Burst Comes First Know Moving Occasionally Really Something Student Up Won Wonderful Writer Years]
I get so used to working with writers that my prime occupation is development. Ridley Scott
[ Development Get Occupation Prime Used Working Writers]
That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song. Margaret Whiting
[ Challenge Different End Find Got Growing Had How Know Liked Lyric Many Read Really Since Sing Song Songwriters Talent Tell Then Thought Try Up Wonderful Would]
If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying. Jaroslav Seifert
[ Lying Maneuver May Ordinary Person Silent Tactical Writer]
I want to be an honest man and a good writer. James A. Baldwin
[ Good Honest Man Want Writer]
We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally. Ajay Naidu
[ Actors Actually Before Blood Contract Directors Emotionally Figure How Into Make Much Ourselves Out Projects Something Will Within Work Writers]
When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers be specifically identified-only our student numbers appeared on the title page. I love that idea and still do. Jonathan Carroll
[ Appeared College Editor Editors Idea Insisted Literary Love Magazine Neither Nor Numbers Our Page Specifically Still Student Title Writers]
Writers write. Dreamers talk about it. Jerry B. Jenkins Dreams
[ Dreamers Talk Write Writers]
It's often been said that I'm an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I've never known what to make of that. Ann Beattie
[ Been Cynical Depressing Extremely Known Make Never Often Said Writer]
But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer. A. E. van Vogt
[ Alive Did Done Fits Order Really Somewhere Stay Thinking Thought Wanted Writer]
The process hasn't changed, but the writer has developed. I still get up every morning and go to work. Mordecai Richler
[ Changed Developed Every Get Go Hasn Morning Process Still Up Work Writer]
Good writers are of necessity rare. George Henry Lewes
[ Good Necessity Rare Writers]
I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner. Phil Mickelson
[ Appreciate Before Book Come Dinner Every Fall Golf Got Had Holes Last Lunch More Morning Much Our Played Recently Round Showed Since Started Then Thought Three Understand Up Went Working Writers]
I used to want to be a children's writer, because I would have all these great ideas when I was little, and I'd write them and draw them, and turn them into class. Jena Malone
[ Because Children Class Draw Great Ideas Into Little Them These Turn Used Want Would Write Writer]
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. F. L. Lucas
[ Apart Both Ears English Few Matters Much Principles Prose Readers Rhythm Rules Seem Should Simple Sound Their Trust Where Writers]
During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come. Mika Waltari
[ Am Come Differ Dread During Gods Hope Immortality Kings Known Life Lost Much Only Other Own Past Prey Sake Seen Too Vain Weary Write Writers]
We teach young kids from 8 to 14 or 15 about their musical heritage through great songs written by American songwriters. We don't do too many modern composers, although we include songs from Billy Joel and other writers like him. Margaret Whiting
[ Although American Billy Composers Great Heritage Him Include Joel Kids Many Modern Musical Other Songs Songwriters Teach Their Through Too Writers Written Young]
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits. Ann Beattie
[ Assume Everything Nobody Writer]
My primary lesson, however, was that I'm a solo writer, happiest when I'm making all the executive decisions. I've always been willing to rise or fall on my own merits. Sue Grafton
[ Always Been Decisions Executive Fall Happiest However Lesson Making Merits Own Primary Rise Solo Willing Writer]
The challenging thing is that we go home after doing the run-through and the writers stay there working, so sometimes I get script changes delivered to me at midnight. It's constantly shifting. Jillian Bach
[ After Challenging Changes Constantly Delivered Doing Get Go Home Midnight Script Shifting Sometimes Stay Thing Working Writers]
An awful lot of thriller writers write women rather badly. So just doing it OK gets a lot of credit. Ken Follett
[ Awful Badly Credit Doing Gets Just Lot Ok Rather Thriller Women Write Writers]
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them. Billy Bragg
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town. Steven Curtis Chapman
[ Amazing Artists Breeds How Just Many Musicians Success Town Volume Writers Young]
My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative. Bob Balaban
[ Already Baby Been Born Business Creative Dad Him Loved Poet Probably School Sent Something Successful Very Were Would Writer]
In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony. Juan Goytisolo
[ Beliefs Expresses Faith Feelings Functions Harmony Hope Hopes Perfect Political Predominates Religious Society Times Totally Unison Writer]
Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work. Paddy Chayefsky
[ Anything Art Artists Say Stop Talk Think Thinking Work Writers Writing Young]
For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity. George Orwell
[ Creative Emotional Important Less Possession Sincerity Than Truth Writer]
Words are the basic tools, if you are a writer. James Houston
[ Basic Tools Words Writer]
An incinerator is a writer's best friend. Thornton Wilder
[ Best Friend Writer]
Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. Flannery O'Connor
[ Asked Been Best Could Enough Everywhere Go Good Many Opinion Prevented Seller Stifle Teacher Them Think Universities Writers]
My assignment is what every writer's assignment is: tell the truth of his own time. Leslie Fiedler
[ Assignment Every His Own Tell Time Truth Writer]
To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true... I've never been much of an actor either. If something is real for me, then I can do it. Barry McGuire
[ Actor Been Either Felt Much Never Real Something Songwriter Specifically Then True Wrote]
You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer. Margaret Atwood
[ Amount Certain Need Nerve Writer]
I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters. John Krasinski
[ Actors Amazing Characters Coolest Each Episodes Follow Fully Instincts Job Level Other Their Things Think Trust Will Write Writers]
A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are. Bruce Boxleitner
[ Actors Basically Storyteller Writers]
It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments. Robert E. Howard
[ Art Because Culture Education Environments Into Many Seems Slip Their Virtue Writers Writing]
I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around. Jimi Hendrix
[ Around Corner Dancer Either Guitar Hate Just Move Only Player Put Songwriter Tap]
Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use. Ezra Pound
[ Ability Definite Does Exactly Exist Function Literature Main Proportional Social Such Their Use Vacuum Writers]
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
[ Among Author Authors How Many Means Originator Writers]
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann
[ Difficult More Other Somebody Than Whom Writer Writing]
It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself. Armistead Maupin
[ Begins Breakup Concurrently Device Did Even Gabriel Greater Happen Interest Itself Know Life May Mystery Places Pressure Real Reveal Terry Under Which Writer]
Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won't bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records. Frank Black
[ Age Bob Bother Comparing Dylan Great Heard Him His Listen Musician Myself Quite Records Say Singer Songwriter Still Very Will Won Young]
Writing headlines is a specialty - there are outstanding writers who will tell you they couldn't write a headline to save their lives. Bill Walsh
[ Headline Headlines Lives Outstanding Save Specialty Tell Their Will Write Writers Writing]
I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living. So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care. Christopher Darden
[ Am Book Buy Care Earn Foster Go Just Kids Little Living Man Middle-Aged Struggling Trying Two Will Writer]
A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. Jim Bishop
[ Automatically Bartender Book Critic Drunk Good More Per Se Than Writer]
Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer. Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor. That is what will sustain you. Bradley Whitford
[ Act Actor Make More Sure Sustain Than Want Whatever Will Write Writer]
Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there. J. G. Ballard
[ Almost Already Because Does External Fiction Given Invent Need Reality Role Superfluous Writer]
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Bound Conception Create Fact Future Just Modify Our Past Precursors Their Work Writers]
I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains. James A. Michener
[ Brought Century Complains Explains Great Late Never Nineteenth Tradition Up Writer]
A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not. Roald Dahl
[ Come Day Demands Each Fear Fiction Going Ideas Lives Never New Sure Them Up Whether Writer]
The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There's always something better to do, like I've got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There's always something better to do. Going to a writer's club? Jerry Pournelle
[ Always Ass Better Chair Club Down Going Got Hard Interview Part Pencils Roses Sharpening Sitting Something Writer Writing Your]
No writer, no matter how gifted, immortalizes himself unless he has crystallized into expressive and original phrase the eternal sentiments and yearnings of the human heart. Alfred de Vigny
[ Crystallized Eternal Expressive Gifted Heart Himself How Human Into Matter Original Phrase Sentiments Unless Writer Yearnings]
A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist. Mike Gordon
[ Been Collaborators Great History Lot Lyricist Separate Songwriters]
When you combine something to say with the skill to say it properly, then you've got a good writer. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Combine Good Got Properly Say Skill Something Then Writer]
The overwhelming triumph of the international multimedia conglomerate has resulted in less diversity within the field and has made it much harder for newer writers not only to break in, but to make any kind of a living while doing so. Alan Dean Foster
[ Any Break Conglomerate Diversity Doing Field Harder International Kind Less Living Made Make Much Multimedia Newer Only Overwhelming Resulted Triumph While Within Writers]
I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism. Don DeLillo
[ Abstract Been European Expressionism Influences Jazz Major More Movies Than Think Writers]
All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour. Ben Kingsley
[ Behaviour Characters Great Human Root Their True Writers]
The writer studies literature, not the world. He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write. Annie Dillard
[ Careful Literature Reads Studies Will World Write Writer]
Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see. Ted Kotcheff
[ Any Audiences Ever Good Great Knows Popular See Sense Sylvester Want Worked Writer]
You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor. Frank Black
[ Being Editor Even Factual Interviews Made Most Musicians Never Rely Say Should Stuff Them Up Writer]
I know great songwriters. Fred Neil would come up when he was in L.A., we all used to hang out. He would sit there and sing, and we would just melt. I mean, we would go to his recording sessions. Barry McGuire
[ Come Fred Go Great Hang His Just Know Mean Melt Neil Out Recording Sessions Sing Sit Songwriters Up Used Would]
It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied. Manuel Puig
[ Careful Certain Essential Hands His Ideology Member Party Political Tied Views While Writer]
Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers. But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers. Alain de Botton
[ Also Am Happy Hegel Insist Interesting Kant Terrible Thinkers Writers]
You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights. Elvis Costello
[ Came Centre Composer Face Fact Festival Invited Lincoln New Nights Opportunity Perform Reputation Songwriter Summer Three York]
I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop. Clarence Budington Kelland
[ Get Morning Screams Stop Then Torture Typewriter Until Up]
The writer's duty is to keep on writing. William Styron
[ Duty Keep Writer Writing]
I'm either going to be a writer or a bum. Carl Sandburg
[ Bum Either Going Writer]
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything. Susan Sontag
[ Everything Idea Interested Someone Writer]
I think for writers who write that kind of stuff, they want to make changes. Look at Kris Kristofferson and Dylan. I mean, whole generations come along liking that stuff and that's great. Lee Hazlewood
[ Along Changes Come Dylan Generations Great Kind Liking Look Make Mean Stuff Think Want Whole Write Writers]
Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite. Edward Albee
[ Accomplish Bad Define Fact Good Into Merely More Often Ones Opposite Reality Restate Than Truth Turns Will Writer Writers]
So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them. Neil Gaiman
[ Articles Artist Bought Copy Did Editors Found Got Hired Ideas Interviews Lots Magazines Myself Off Out Phone Pretty Soon Stories Talked Them Went Writer]
Don't write the book you think publishers want to commission. Plenty of other writers will be doing the same thing. Louise Brown
[ Book Commission Doing Other Plenty Publishers Same Thing Think Want Will Write Writers]
For a writer, life is always too short to write. I will just try my best during what remains of my life. Cao Yu
[ Always Best During Just Life Remains Short Too Try Will Write Writer]
Well, there are more writers of blogs right now than there are readers, so that's clearly a vanity phenomenon. John Doerr
[ Blogs Clearly More Now Phenomenon Readers Right Than Vanity Well Writers]
Young writers find their first audience in little magazines, and experimental writers find their only audience there. Robert Morgan
[ Audience Experimental Find First Little Magazines Only Their Writers Young]
My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn't load a revolver. Gene Wolfe
[ Army Clearly Combat Every Experience Feeds Influences Into Just Life Load Major Many Must Need Now Same Think True Understand Were Whole Writer Writers Writing]
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer. Doris Lessing
[ Creative Deal Give Great Hard Know Life Much Personal Programs Teach Telling Truth Two Up Work Writer Writing Your]
Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition. T-Bone Burnett
[ Around Business Civilization Competition Everything Musician Probably Record States United Western Writer]
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. Irvine Welsh
[ Arts Because Business Degrees Even Find First Get Information Learn Lot Necessity Other Research Sciences Should Skills Social Think Trying Writers Writing Young]
A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him. Thomas Malthus
[ Become Cannot Contradict Him Man May Ostrich Properly Tell Thinks Ultimately Will Writer]
No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn't get paid. Irwin Shaw
[ Enjoys Even Feel Get Himself Need Paid Sorry Writer Writes]
A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than I thought they would because of recording, mixing, and because I probably didn't hear it that way. I'm not a songwriter. Charlie Watts
[ Because Better Hear Lot Mixing Our Probably Recording Songwriter Sounded Than Thought Tracks Way Would]
I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle. Guy Clark
[ Amazing Fiddle Good Great Guitar Just Known Marvelous Player Plays Really Several Shawn Talent Writer Years]
The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography - will always have this incompleteness. V. S. Naipaul
[ Always Autobiography Biography Even Incompleteness Will Writer]
The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence. Don DeLillo
[ Affiliation Independent Influence Outside Person Society Stands Writer]
I became a writer in spite of my environments. Robert E. Howard
[ Became Environments Spite Writer]
Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that. Steve Earle
[ Best Bob Boots Coffee Cowboy Dylan Say Songwriter Stand Table Van Whole World]
I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really. Paul Kane
[ Any Author Believe Comes Fiction Most Other Personality Really Respect Through Writers Writing]
Aggression, the writer's main source of energy. Ted Solotaroff
[ Aggression Energy Main Source Writer]
I had to produce a complete page - or two or three - in one day. I took a lot of pride in my work, and I hated to do a mediocre job. Evidently, some of the writers enjoyed my work best of all for that very reason. Joe Shuster
[ Best Complete Day Enjoyed Evidently Had Hated Job Lot Mediocre Page Pride Produce Reason Some Three Took Two Very Work Writers]
Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society. Octavio Paz
[ Beggars Know Society Western Writers]
Sometimes I'll hear a phrase or a word and write it down in my little black notebook (a writer's best mate), then come back to it and work a plot around it. Paul Kane
[ Around Back Best Black Come Down Hear Little Mate Notebook Phrase Plot Sometimes Then Word Work Write Writer]
The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it is said, however inexperienced the writer. Robertson Davies
[ However Inevitably Inexperienced Influences Quality Said Way Which Writer]
I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show. Barry Levinson
[ Actor Became Began Beginning Down Eventually Never Really Show Television Things Wanted Write Writer]
I quit my job, and went ashore to become a writer. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Ashore Become Job Quit Went Writer]
Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely. Greg Egan
[ Australian Book Boom Easier Edition First Likely Local Makes More New Publisher Publishing Recently Sell Sf Sometimes Then Undergone Us Which Writers]
When you're a writer you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you. Brian Moore
[ Always Figures Freshness Inside Longer Normal Person See Things Two Work Writer]
I would advise any beginning writer to write the first drafts as if no one else will ever read them - without a thought about publication - and only in the last draft to consider how the work will look from the outside. Anne Tyler
[ Advise Any Beginning Consider Draft Drafts Else Ever First How Last Look Only Outside Publication Read Them Thought Will Without Work Would Write Writer]
I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print. John Mortimer
[ Censorship Dread Fear Fearful Feel Flattered Laws Magic Primitive Print Should Show Suppose Way Writers]
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. F. Scott Fitzgerald
[ Afterward Always Critics Ever Generation His Idea Next Own Reach Schoolmasters Wise Writer Writes Youth]
Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before. Matt Groening
[ Before Beginning Characters Comments Done History Know Make Remind Since Sometimes Tone Very Writers]
My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer. Taylor Caldwell
[ Being Laugh Relatives Talked Used Writer]
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! Greg Bear
[ Been Contact Egalitarian Get Great Make Open Other Place Readers Really Thinking Touch West Wide Wild Writers]
The great thing about being a writer is that you are always recreating yourself. Martin C. Smith
[ Always Being Great Recreating Thing Writer Yourself]
And I have the support of the writers: I have a great relationship with the creative team, and they have a good hold of my character and my personality, and they come up with some great stuff, and I'm forever trying to change it up, keep it fresh. Trish Stratus
[ Change Character Come Creative Forever Fresh Good Great Hold Keep Personality Relationship Some Stuff Support Team Trying Up Writers]
Nothing spooky or terrible happened on set, but we were told to say it had. We were giving a press conference and the writers were going on about these terrible things that supposedly happened while we were filming. Margot Kidder
[ Conference Filming Giving Going Had Happened Nothing Press Say Set Spooky Supposedly Terrible These Things Told Were While Writers]
So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar, be of vulgar mould. Edmund Waller
[ Mould Must Productions Should Take Vulgar Whose Writer]
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. John McGahern
[ Able Between Cannot Difference Each Only Others Private Reader See Think Us World Writer]
Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire from social life and do a lot of thinking about what's happened - almost to calm themselves. Helen Garner
[ Almost Calm Happened Life Lot Need Retire Seem Social Themselves Thinking Writers]
As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie; all it requires is a great writer and great director with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy. David Cross
[ Ability Comedy Conventional Could Course Director Film Full Great Length Movie Outside Requires Tenacious Think Work Writer]
The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers. Barbara Walters
[ Also Full May Readers World Writers]
I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside. Barry Mann
[ Fear Inspired Just Most Think Until Wait Waiting Write Writers]
We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff. Matt Groening
[ Bizarre Bunch Funny Got Grew New Now Simpsons Some Stuff Tell Up Very Watching Writers Writing]
We were a very small circle of writers. Everybody brought to the table their own life experience. Howie Mandel
[ Brought Circle Everybody Experience Life Own Small Table Their Very Were Writers]
Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works. Jim Harrison
[ Because Concepts How Most Publishing Totally Unrealistic Works Writers]
What's lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled into what every writer most wants. Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark. Jonathan Lethem
[ Become Career Doing Every General Into Lucky Most Myself Repeating Strange Stumbled Things Trademark Wants Writer]
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best. Flannery O'Connor
[ Am Because Best Thing Writer Writing]
And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves. Smokey Robinson
[ Most Recorded Say Songs Songwriters Themselves]
I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's. Writers have to entertain themselves, or they can't entertain anyone else. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Anyone Else Entertain Influenced Interests More Own Than Themselves Writers]
I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books. Lynn Abbey
[ Any Believes Bestowed Books Characters Free Hasn Her Sense She Surprises Those Will Writers Writing]
I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable. Samuel Butler
[ His Knew Never Pains Readable Same Smallest Style Time Took Writer Yet]
A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Basically Good Mankind Redeemer Scholar Story Teller Writer]
Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions - and some are - attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
[ Attending Break Conventions Isolation Necessary Nice Off Providing Put Some Them Writer Writing]
Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life. Billy Joel
[ Accurate Always Around Artist Contemporary Going Had Life Most Musicians Official Painters Perception Poets Popular Really Seem Them Version Writers]
My creative partner is a writer, and he's got an executive producing credit on this film. We've made three films together and I would never underestimate the impact of a writer. Taylor Hackford
[ Creative Credit Executive Film Films Got Impact Made Never Partner Producing Three Together Underestimate Would Writer]
When a writer admits that he has an affection for something which he has written, it is high time to pray for his soul. Dornford Yates
[ Admits Affection High His Pray Something Soul Time Which Writer Written]
Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader. Joseph Joubert
[ Anything Does Easily Emotion Give Great Never Pleasure Reader Transferred Write Writer]
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. Walter Jon Williams
[ Cascade Enjoy Enjoys Fiction Gene Invention Much Novelty Probably Providing Readers Science Seem Writer]
The idea that you're not a writer until you're published is a lie. Andrew Vachss
[ Idea Lie Published Until Writer]
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Concerned Judge Know More Than Writer]
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud. W. H. Auden
[ Fame Him Makes Often Proud Seldom Vain Writer]
I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring themselves to write about it. A writer has to draw blood. Robert Morgan
[ Barely Blood Bring Draw Getting Just Know Painful Scene Somewhere Students Tell Themselves Will Write Writer]
I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say. Lyle Lovett
[ Attracted Became Curious Enjoyed Hearing Interested Own Say Songs Their Them Wanted]
All writers are vampires. James Gandolfini
[ Vampires Writers]
Too many of these writers in the music papers, they are misunderstanding everything. The disco sound is not art or anything so serious. Giorgio Moroder
[ Anything Art Disco Everything Many Misunderstanding Music Papers Serious Sound These Too Writers]
If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know. Mario Vargas Llosa
[ Because Expression Killed Know Maximum Respect Writer]
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true. Don Henley
[ Forcing Forget Get Head Melody Notes Onto Precedence Ring Singers Sometimes Songwriters Take Their True Up Will Wind Word]
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one. Len Deighton
[ Answer Asked Asking Book Come First Frequently Interesting Might More Second Their Them Why Writers Wrote]
It hurt me a great deal. It put a lot of pressure on me because I was at a young age and the writers around here and throughout the league starting comparing me to Cobb. It put a lot of pressure on me. Al Kaline
[ Age Around Because Cobb Comparing Deal Great Here Hurt League Lot Pressure Put Starting Throughout Writers Young]
I do like to work on a Marvel method, so if I've got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene. David Lloyd
[ Detail Every Got Happens Happy Marvel Method Opportunity Page Saying Scene Work Writer]
It's important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he's writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering. Thomas Perry
[ Awareness Book Chattering Fiction Important Maintain Making Object Pace Shape Should Think Writer Writing]
At times during high school and college I wished to be a sportswriter. Luke Ford
[ College During High School Sportswriter Times Wished]
The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money. Marcel Achard
[ Career Comparable Easy Finally First Later Money Others Pleasure Virtue Woman Write Writer]
Well see, I'm a good enough writer that not everybody in my books talks exactly like I do. Robert Kirkman
[ Books Enough Everybody Exactly Good See Talks Well Writer]
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. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Author Himself Just Money Myself Once Publish Publishes Reader Said Then Very Wise Write Writer Writes]
It used to bother me being portrayed as this bitchy person, but now I feel that the public understands me better than some writer. There are people who know who I really am, and that's good enough for me. Jennifer Lopez
[ Am Being Better Bitchy Bother Enough Feel Good Know Now Person Portrayed Public Really Some Than Understands Used Writer]
There may be something to the suggestion about the pace of technological change intimidating writers, though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments. Stanley Schmidt
[ Ahead Awfully Been Change Developments Hard Intimidating Keep May Pace Real Something Suggestion Technological Though Writers]
But a lot of writers - and I'm one of them - do tend to feel dissatisfied. It makes you a little hard to live with, but it's a goad and does keep you alert and restless. Tobias Wolff
[ Alert Dissatisfied Does Feel Goad Hard Keep Little Live Lot Makes Restless Tend Them Writers]
The writer catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind. Vita Sackville-West
[ Alarming Catches Changes Dynamic Exciting Growth His Hop Mind Soul Writer]
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal. Elia Kazan Art
[ Admits Also Artist Dare Others Reveal Someone Writer]
Young writers only take off when they find their subjects. Since almost everyone has a family and stories about family, that is often a place to start. Robert Morgan
[ Almost Everyone Family Find Off Often Only Place Since Start Stories Subjects Take Their Writers Young]
I figured somebody wrote a story who had a typewriter and I thought that movies were made by the cowboys and that they just said, 'Okay, you fall off the horse this time.' John Sayles
[ Cowboys Fall Figured Had Horse Just Made Movies Off Okay Said Somebody Story Thought Time Typewriter Were Wrote]
You get to Hollywood and you are in the land of big money where they don't like to see only one screenwriter's name. It's much better if you've got four or five. Nigel Kneale
[ Better Big Five Four Get Got Hollywood Land Money Much Name Only Screenwriter See Where]
I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts. Joseph Haydn
[ Care Composed Efforts Great Never Quick Writer]
Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It's been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there. It's a great town. Faith Hill
[ Been Best Family Fantastic Great Greatest Live Nashville Our Places Raise Songwriters Town World]
Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions, and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it. I've been led astray like that myself at times. Greg Egan
[ Astray Been Directions Drags Fashionable Flying Goes Kinds Led Lot Myself Off Often Pop Science Sf Times Writers]
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness. Kate DiCamillo
[ Book Books Every Guides Light Other Their Use Well-Written Wilderness Write Writers]
An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. Irwin Shaw
[ Ability Absolutely Almost Both Equipment Hands Himself Inflicts Necessary Out Part Punishment Stand Talent Under Up Upon World Writer]
I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer for about 6 years before I sold my first story. Sidney Sheldon
[ Before First Hollywood Reader Sold Story Worked Would-Be Writer Years]
I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant. Tim Cahill
[ Anyone Arrogant Creatures Early God-Like Incredibly Never Opinion Say Striving Teenage Told Wanted Were Would Writer Writers Years]
Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just hope for it. David E. Kelley
[ Anything Chemistry Executive Hope Just Plan Producer Writer]
I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love. Anita Diament
[ After Deeply Even Getting Give Keep Letters Love Only Read Reading Rejection Tell Them Up Widely Write Writers]
I have no problem selling books to media franchises and we do it all the time. The author must understand that he/she is a writer for hire and has no control over copyright or over editorial changes made to the text. Richard Curtis
[ Author Books Changes Control Copyright Editorial Franchises Hire Made Media Must Over Problem Selling She Text Time Understand Writer]
So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before. Trevor Nunn
[ Anything Before Brand Career Done Early Had Ibsen Musical Never New Next Occasionally Pantomime Play Professional Shakespeare Songs Stop Theater Through Would Writer]
What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window. Burton Rascoe
[ Ever Out Staring Understand Wife Window Working Writer]
Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden. Amy Tan
[ Burden Culture Onerous Placing Represent Responsibility Writers]
New fiction writers are a special breed in my estimation, and I never dreamed that so many people would be interested, but I remember being led by God. Tim LaHaye
[ Being Breed Dreamed Estimation Fiction God Interested Led Many Never New Remember Special Would Writers]
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination. Alexander Cockburn
[ Imagination Lost Seeks Travel Valleys World Writer]
If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts. Felix Adler
[ Desire Efforts Information Knowledge Law Legal Likely Obtain Order Over Own Point Ponder Seek Some Unaided Writers Your]
I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. E. B. White
[ Amendment Assume Cat Editorial First Office Only Over Thought Tripped Writer Your]
I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians. Rosanne Cash
[ Actors Daughters Musicians Writers]
I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song. Gavin DeGraw
[ Bass Could Down Lines Move Popular Song Tell Walk Were While Writer Writing]
If they don't read, if they don't love reading; if they don't find themselves compulsively reading, I don't think they're really a writer. Rita Dove
[ Compulsively Find Love Read Reading Really Themselves Think Writer]
But I do not have the reader in mind when I write. No true writer does that. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Does Mind Reader True Write Writer]
For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant. Russell Banks
[ Able Accountant Almost Anyone Average Chooses Dentist Earned Equivalent Few Learn Living Since Their Very Work Writer Writers]
We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line. Langston Hughes
[ Been Begins Being Black Blacklist Censorship Color Just Line Lives Negro Our Us Writers]
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac. Saul Bellow
[ Aphrodisiac Get Say Woman Writer]
But when I did think about it and looked at the whole package - the producers behind the show, the writers, the cast I would be working with - I would have been a fool to turn it down just because the role for me was another gay role. Sean Hayes
[ Another Because Been Behind Cast Did Down Fool Gay Just Looked Package Producers Role Show Think Turn Whole Working Would Writers]
I do not write by any set time schedule. I realize there are many writers who follow a daily regime where they arise at 6:00 a.m., do some sort of exercise, eat breakfast and then sit down and produce words for a three to four hour period. Donald McKay
[ Any Arise Breakfast Daily Down Eat Exercise Follow Four Hour Many Period Produce Realize Regime Schedule Set Sit Some Sort Then Three Time Where Words Write Writers]
All writers are mimics, and I'm not interested in picking up somebody else's style or voice. Thomas Perry
[ Else Interested Picking Somebody Style Up Voice Writers]
I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college... I did other things. Jackie Kennedy
[ After Always College Did Kind Newspaper Other Reporter Some Things Wanted Writer]
I've always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach. Len Wein
[ Along Always Cerebral Feel Get Go Hoping Intend Myself Organic Place Rather Reach Than Thought Way Writer]
You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that's what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don't yet understand. Rosser Reeves
[ Ad Different Interesting Just Make Many Must Product Today Too Understand Yet]
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. Robert Frost
[ Alone Call Consciously English Make May Music Myself Out Sense Set Sound Writers]
If my career continues along its current arc, people will probably look at me and see a writer who is obsessed with the relationship between rich and poor and with how the rich somehow or other always manage to betray the poor, even when they don't mean to. Richard Russo
[ Along Always Arc Betray Between Career Continues Current Even How Look Manage Mean Obsessed Other Poor Probably Relationship Rich See Somehow Will Writer]
I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager. Sylvester Stallone
[ Actor Am Business Call Director Disgusting Manager Personal Sensitive Talk Talking Want Writer]
You know, all writers are vampires and they'll look around and they watch you when you're not even thinking they're watching you and they'll slip stuff in. James Gandolfini
[ Around Even Know Look Slip Stuff Thinking Vampires Watch Watching Writers]
There's something with the physical size of America... American writers can write about America and it can still feel like a foreign country. Mark Haddon
[ America American Country Feel Foreign Physical Size Something Still Write Writers]
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. Anais Nin
[ Role Say Unable Writer]
My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove. Poppy Z. Brite
[ Because Chances Could Dad Equivalent Ever Good Lottery Make Prove Something Told Were Which Winning Writer]
I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write. Jeanette Winterson
[ Am Happens Lesbian Love Women Write Writer]
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. Karl Kraus
[ Answer Make Out Riddle Someone Writer]
Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life. William Goldman
[ Being Creative Enough Full Life Screenwriter]
You know, that's kind of the thing, I can't freestyle and I used to always wonder why I couldn't, and when I would try once out of every six months, but I was always a great writer! Bubba Sparxxx
[ Always Every Freestyle Great Kind Know Months Once Out Six Thing Try Used Why Wonder Would Writer]
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. Willa Cather
[ Acquired Age Basic Before Fifteen Material Most Works Writer]
When you're in the States and you're a writer and you've got money and you walk into a bank, you're a bum with money. Norman Spinrad
[ Bank Bum Got Into Money States Walk Writer]
As you know from reading many of these Negro writers, we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that. Stanley Crouch
[ Deal Democracy Discussion Fits How Improvisation Know Many Means Much Negro Reading These Too Writers]
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings. Alex Cox
[ Conservative English Greatest His Language Lived Poet Politically Probably Reflected Shakespeare Time Very Writer Writings]
Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments from magazines with large circulations, I very often refuse to write for them and still write sometimes for small magazines for nothing. George Woodcock
[ Am Command Fairly Good Large Magazines Nothing Now Often Payments Refuse Small Sometimes Still Them Very Write Writer]
You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel. Tim Cahill
[ Become Better Travel Writer Writing]
Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed. Hugh Leonard
[ Actually Admired Arnold Bennett Deathbed Father His Notes Taking Writer]
My favorite short-story writer is John Cheever. Irwin Shaw
[ Favorite John Short-Story Writer]
When writing isn't going well-then the bad thing about being a writer is that I also have the freedom and flexibility to do something badly, and no one else can fix it for me. Margaret Haddix
[ Also Bad Badly Being Else Fix Flexibility Freedom Going Something Thing Writer Writing]
As a writer no one's gonna tell me how to write, I'm gonna write the way I wanna write! Jacqueline Susann
[ Gonna How Tell Wanna Way Write Writer]
The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him, though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor. Alfred A. Knopf
[ Dream Editor Him His Job Looks Royalties Sharing Though Won Writer]
Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers. Flannery O'Connor
[ Any Bad Because Better Condition Conscious Consequence Customary Great Kind Losing Manners Novelist Our Overly Probably Produces Seems Such Than Them Will Writers]
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. Mary Wortley Montagu
[ Been Bring Double General Likely Loss Manners Men Money Never Novels Readers Representing Robbing Romance Their Them Things Time Writers]
I've had the odd good luck of starting slowly and building gradually, something few writers are allowed anymore. As a result I've seen each of my books called the breakthrough. And each was, in its way. Jonathan Lethem
[ Allowed Anymore Books Breakthrough Building Called Each Few Good Gradually Had Luck Odd Result Seen Slowly Something Starting Way Writers]
Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create. Jeanette Winterson
[ Able Being Create Hear Knack Listening Need Said Voices Writers]
It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters. Helen Slater
[ Acoustic Bit Could Courage Guess Kind Love May Melodic Most Music Part Place Popular Songwriters Think Those Took]
As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward. Augusten Burroughs
[ Absolutely Agents Allow Being Discouraged Either Forward Giving Luxury Must Plow Publishers Rejected Up Writer Yourself]
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it. Leo Rosten
[ Being Help Only Professional Reason Writer]
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. Anne McCaffrey
[ Emotion Felt Go Gut Hit Mean Processes Publish Reader Really Right Still Story Takes Thing Through Visibly Will Writer]
I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry. Shelby Foote
[ Began Ever Everybody Find Hand Heard Nearly Poetry Quite Their Trying Usual Way Writers Writing]
Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques. Robert Morgan
[ Connor Famous Faulkner Make Most Our Poetry Reflect Same Sense Some Techniques Those Values Would Writers]
In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved, indeed, many triumphs; but their great, their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought. Lytton Strachey
[ Achieved Century Domain Eighteenth Great Indeed Literature Many Peculiar Pure Their Thought Triumphs Were Writers]
I read, therefore I'm interested in writers. Philip Kaufman
[ Interested Read Therefore Writers]
I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about. Jeffrey Hunter
[ Air August Chance Date Did Done Fast Got July Know Never October Reached Ready Screen Segment Single Start Writers]
Probably I, like a lot of people, became a writer in imitation of or in homage to the books I enjoyed. When you're so captivated by something, you think, could I do that? Hmm, let me try. Curtis Sittenfeld
[ Became Books Captivated Could Enjoyed Hmm Homage Imitation Lot Probably Something Think Try Writer]
Few writers are willing to admit writing is autobiographical. Terry McMillan
[ Admit Autobiographical Few Willing Writers Writing]
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people. Roald Dahl
[ Been Completely Different Drained Fiction Hours Leaves Place Those Totally Two Writer Writing]
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. Robert Frost
[ Am Books Learn Order Retrospect Talk Teach Understand Writer]
I like this town, it's really great. They've put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It's about the kind of music I like. Otis Blackwell
[ Fame Great Hall Kind Music Nashville Put Really Songwriters Town]
I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers. Joseph Fiennes
[ Blood Love Modern New Unknown Works Writers Writing]
Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man. Vincente Minnelli
[ Conferences Fortunately John Know Man Many Marvelous Sat Story Welles Worked Writer]
Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened - but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies. Cameron Crowe
[ Always Because Degree Favourite Filmmakers Happened Kind Know Movies Personal Project Some Tend Theirs Things Think Well Write Writer]
Writers are always selling somebody out. Joan Didion
[ Always Out Selling Somebody Writers]
While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story. Ann Beattie
[ Agree Aspects Even Going Humorous Just Keeps Most Necessarily Pleasant Serious Story Subjects These Things Think While Would Write Writer Writing]
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal. Martin Amis
[ Assumes Boldly Every Exemplary His Hopes Life Out Particular Sense Some Turn Universal Will Writer]
I've got America's best writer for $300 a week. Jack L. Warner
[ America Best Got Week Writer]
Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven. Derek Walcott
[ Because City Heaven New Such World Writer]
There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true. Ian Hart
[ Come Complete Eventually Gave Internet Know Million Monkeys Now Set Shakespeare Statistical Thanks Them Theory True Typewriters Up Work Works]
The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream. Joan Didion
[ Always Dream Into Listening Reader Their Writer]
For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time. Terry Brooks
[ Attractive Stay Time Very World Writer]
A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. Ernest Hemingway
[ Always Bloody Buzzard Confounded Even Hawk May Owl Serious Solemn Writer]
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. Anton Chekhov
[ Cosmetic Dealer Entertainer Writer]
I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do. Leon Uris
[ Agony Enjoy Joy Meant More Most Sometimes Tell Than Think Will Writers Writing]
Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego. John Cheever
[ Ego Excellent Good Greater Hundred Latitude Often Other Promises Things Writers Writing]
The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence. Cyril Connolly
[ Any Consequence Function Masterpiece Other Produce Task True Writer]
Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy. Irwin Shaw
[ Acceptable Deal Did Ernest Figure Great Hemingway Making Obviously Public Sissy Toward Writer]
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. Guy Johnson
[ Because Enjoy Form Highest Hope Life Long Planet Readers Reading Time Very Will Work Writer]
The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence. J. B. Priestley
[ Age Aware Existence Greatest Mystery Our Writers]
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. Anatole Broyard
[ Disturbance Disturbed Greater Having Misunderstanding Misunderstood Peace Possibility Punishment Reader Writer]
I've probably had my day in the sun. I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers. Harvey Pekar
[ Book Comic Day Had Influenced Lot Probably Sun Think Writers]
I am an artist and have no right buggering about with verbs and split infinitives, which is what being a writer says to me. Ralph Steadman
[ Am Artist Being Right Says Split Verbs Which Writer]
I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it. Charles Kuralt
[ Am Could Exactly Falling Good Imitate Imitating Language Love Plagiarism Rhythms Tell Trying Which Writer]
Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there. Beverly Cleary
[ Good Here Need Out Plucking Writers]
When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research. Wilson Mizner Science
[ Many Plagiarism Research Stuff Take Writer Writers]
When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair. Alfred Kazin
[ Affair His Love Talking Talks Work Writer]
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. Ernest Hemingway
[ Caricature Character Characters Create Living Novel Should Writer Writing]
My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums. Jeremy London
[ Brother Drums Excellent Guitar Play Songwriter]
I think most writers feel like they're on the outside looking in much of the time. All of us feel, to a certain extent, alienated from the stuff going on around us. Mark Haddon
[ Alienated Around Certain Extent Feel Going Looking Most Much Outside Stuff Think Time Us Writers]
Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half. Lorenz Hart
[ Books Could Half Never Painters Paintings Tell Writers]
It's a responsibility of the writer to get the reader out of the story somehow. Michael Ondaatje
[ Get Out Reader Responsibility Somehow Story Writer]
I'm lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there's ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me. Samuel West
[ Allowed Always Been Book Bores Collected Enough Ever Greatest Keep Lucky Never Only Pillow Shakespeare Think Under Whose Work Works Would Writer]
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
[ Author Comes Destroy Down Everything Head His Into Judge Most Own Pity Put Sit Stuff Then Without Worth Writer Your]
A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not being seen or heard from again. Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer's name on the screen and somehow or other, he survived it, like he survives everything. Lee Grant
[ Again Being Big Blacklisted Chance Down Everything Going Heard Huge Kirk Lot Name Other Putting Screen Seen Somehow Stars Survived Survives Took Very Were Writer]
Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house! Nanci Griffith
[ Attention Being Catch Else Good Hand House Means Out Paying Someone Song Songwriter Sticking Way Window Your]
The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels. Simone de Beauvoir
[ Always Dead Disturbs Novelty Originality Repels Scandalous Shocking Unless Writer]
The writers keep managing to turn the show in on itself, coming up with something that's well thought-out and miraculous. Kiefer Sutherland
[ Coming Itself Keep Managing Miraculous Show Something Turn Up Well Writers]
I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy. Sandra Cisneros
[ Best Ever Limitations More Needs Place Privacy Protecting Self Still Strengths Than True Try Understand Which While Work Writer]
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. William Faulkner
[ Artist Critics Listen Ones Read Reviews Time Want Write Writers]
I wanted to do - there was this film called 'Magic' that Anthony Hopkins did. And the director wanted me. The writer wanted me. Joe Levine said no, I don't want any comedians in this. Gene Wilder
[ Anthony Any Called Comedians Did Director Film Hopkins Joe Levine Magic Said Want Wanted Writer]
Writers are not meant for action. Manuel Puig
[ Action Meant Writers]
Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity, promotion, and the publishing industry; but alas, not always. Teresa Nielsen Hayden
[ Alas Always Industry Nature Overall Promotion Publicity Publishing Say Sometimes Things True Writers]
The classical writers... playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically. Timothy West
[ Areas Classes Classical Elizabethan How Live Painted Playwrights Pretty Showed Them Writers]
I wanted to become a writer. I enjoyed reading as a child. Goh Chok Tong
[ Become Child Enjoyed Reading Wanted Writer]
Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one, and many of my friends are writers. I know what it's like to write. I'm interested in the creative process. I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside, and what we have bubbling away inside us. Eric Brown
[ Away Between Bubbling Creative Disparity Fascinated Friends Inside Interest Interested Know Many Outside Process Us Well Why Write Writers]
The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks. Humphrey Carpenter
[ Being Happen Learning Magic Make Nice Thing Tricks Without Writer]
Kafka is still unrecognized. He thought he was a comic writer. Leslie Fiedler
[ Comic Kafka Still Thought Writer]
I suppose I'm most influenced by any good, commercial writer. I learn from everyone. Nicholas Sparks
[ Any Commercial Everyone Good Influenced Learn Most Suppose Writer]
However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously. Wally Lamb
[ Albeit Experiences Far Fiction However Lives May Mine Need Own Pretty Some Stray Their Think Ultimately Unconsciously Way Write Writers Writing]
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't, you won't. Bruce Jenner
[ Anywhere Around Athlete Businessman Get Getting Going Hard Learned Life Musician Only Way Whether Win Won Work Writer]
One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that you're not aware there was a writer there. Stephen Sondheim
[ Aware Hardest Lyrics Make Music Sit Such Things Way Writer Writing]
I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read. Carl Sandburg
[ Books Get Good Kinds Knew Lot Made Makes Promises Read Try Would Write Writers]
One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer. Will McDonough
[ Boston Department Editor First Gave Globe Graduate Job Jobs Months Ready Schoolboy Six Sports Worked Writer Year]
Sinatra was pretty astute - he used the best songwriters around, he used all the resources, he covered every song from the era basically. Martin Fry
[ Around Astute Basically Best Covered Era Every Pretty Resources Sinatra Song Songwriters Used]
I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker. Conrad Hall
[ Director Filmmaker Myself Think Writer]
There's a feminist writer, Naomi Wolfe, who is reconsidering her position on abortion. Norma McCorvey
[ Abortion Feminist Her Naomi Position Writer]
The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major. Stephen Ambrose
[ Being English Major Marry Number Secret Successful Writer]
You can look at the New York Times Bestseller List and you can be pretty sure that the writers on that list don't know each other very well. Anne Rice
[ Bestseller Each Know List Look New Other Pretty Sure Times Very Well Writers York]
I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length academic studies have been written. Manuel Puig
[ Academic Been Haven Kind Studies Whom Writer Written]
I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing. So far it hasn't been a problem. Fred Saberhagen
[ Afflicts Ample Been Block Far Hasn Income Mainly Outside Problem Some Source Stable Suspect Writer Writing]
I have an editor in my head, that's why I can't read Harry Potter, because Rowling is such a lousy writer. Colleen McCullough
[ Because Editor Harry Head Lousy Potter Read Rowling Such Why Writer]
In the future the way that Whittaker Chambers was able to carry out forgery by typewriter will be disclosed. Alger Hiss
[ Able Carry Chambers Disclosed Forgery Future Out Typewriter Way Will]
Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? Kurt Vonnegut
[ Bound Freedom Gagged Living More Nothing Perfect Pitied Policemen Say Writer]
It is one test of a fully developed writer that he reminds us of no one but himself. Melvin Maddocks
[ Developed Fully Himself Reminds Test Us Writer]
Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don't see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that. Suzanne Vega
[ Assume Certain Civil Experience Follow Formalities Life Listen Own Place See Smart Sometimes Songs Tells Things Very Way World Writers]
I did that for 40 years or more. I never had any writer's block. I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter - now, computer - lit up a cigarette. Frederik Pohl
[ Any Block Cigarette Computer Did Down Got Had Lit More Morning Never Now Sat Typewriter Up Writer Years]
Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. Robert Frost
[ Around Circles Forward Himself How Indicates Itself Mind Moves Saying Skating Style Takes Which Writer]
You know, he likes me because I'm his son. I have to go long and far to find someone who knows me just as me, rather than me the songwriter or whatever. Paul Westerberg
[ Because Far Find Go His Just Know Knows Likes Long Rather Someone Son Songwriter Than Whatever]
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. Haruki Murakami
[ Ability Became Countries Enjoy Humble Many Miracle Now Proud Readers Regarding Respect Say Strange Think Want Way Writer]
Although it was in primitive times and differently called the Lord's day or Sunday, yet it was never denominated the Sabbath; a name constantly appropriate to Saturday, or the Seventh day both by sacred and ecclesiastical writers. Charles Buck
[ Although Appropriate Both Called Constantly Day Differently Ecclesiastical Lord Name Never Primitive Sabbath Sacred Saturday Seventh Sunday Times Writers Yet]
I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers: whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots. Wendy Cope
[ Arises Better Good Happy Life Over Particularly Plots Question Supply Think Tragic Whether Which Women Writers]
There's a practical problem about time and energy, and a more subtle problem of what it does to a writer's head, to continually analyze why they write, where it all comes from, where it's going to. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Analyze Comes Continually Does Energy Going Head More Practical Problem Subtle Time Where Why Write Writer]
A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye. Bernard Malamud
[ Critical Everything Eye Highly Looking Spectator Writer]
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange. Nick Cave
[ Always Art Beautiful Compliment Exchange Greatest Happy Hear Inspires Most Painters Reward Should Very Work Writers]
As a songwriter, there's nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn't really celebrate, because it wasn't right. Luther wasn't standing next to me, to receive the award. Richard Marx
[ Award Because Better Celebrate Luther Next Nothing Really Receive Right Song Songwriter Standing Than Winning Year]
There were five writers on Blazing Saddles. Dom DeLuise
[ Blazing Five Were Writers]
Writers don't have to keep themselves honest. They have to keep themselves accurate. John Metcalf
[ Accurate Honest Keep Themselves Writers]
Perhaps, all writers walk such a line. In general - as we all do in our dreams - I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels, male as well as female. Rose Tremain
[ Believe Characters Dreams Female General Into Line Male Myself Novels Our Perhaps Put Something Such Walk Well Writers]
As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book. Iain Banks
[ Belongs Book Entirely Ever Film Into Long Make More Read See Soon Stays Suddenly Than Unmade Writer Yours]
I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that. David Friedman
[ Appreciate David Famous Hear Know Long May Most Song Songwriter Time Took World]
Well it was sent to me, well because almost everything that is written in Baltimore is sent to me. And David Simon, who was a writer for the Baltimore Sun, spent one year following the homicide squad in Baltimore and he chronicled that period of time. Barry Levinson
[ Almost Baltimore Because David Everything Following Homicide Period Sent Simon Spent Squad Sun Time Well Writer Written Year]
It's okay to be a bad writer if you have something to say. Bill Stott
[ Bad Okay Say Something Writer]
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. Buchi Emecheta
[ Also Believe Both Communicator Enable Important Oral Person Picture Readers Role Speak View Whole Write Writer Your]
If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination. Harold Brodkey
[ Drunk Fiction Go Illumination Interesting Just Looking Poet Read Reality See Sober Sometimes Word Writer]
I don't think I'm a great singer myself. I'm all right. I've worked with different writers, different producers... I've just been blessed with the caliber of people I've been able to work with. Melanie Chisholm
[ Able Been Blessed Caliber Different Great Just Myself Producers Right Singer Think Work Worked Writers]
One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need. Piers Anthony
[ Block Muse Need Reason Suffer Summon Wait Writer]
I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed. Gertrude Stein
[ Always Closed Firmly Great Mouth Noticed Portraits Really Writers]
I think if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Been Creativity Dependent Directions Entirely Fiction Frozen Had Infinite Might Narrative Potential Take Think Where Work Writer Writing]
I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre. Lynn Abbey
[ Able Agent Been Brand Collection Editors Fantasy Genre Ideas Jumping Known Neither Never Nor Risk Sell Sf Small Traditional Want Which Writer]
Of course, the way writers think about those things is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background, and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons, a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds. Stanley Schmidt
[ Affected Almost Anglo Background Backgrounds Certain Come Course Cultural Deny European Hard Lot Own Reasons Sf Their Things Think Those Way Whatever Would Writers]
First and foremost, I consider myself a songwriter. Kenny Chesney
[ Consider First Foremost Myself Songwriter]
The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others. Leo Rosten
[ Different Even Him Loved Makes More Much Others Perhaps Praised Respected Than Understood Wants Writer]
I'd hate to be a songwriter starting a career today. Otis Blackwell
[ Career Hate Songwriter Starting Today]
The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it. Morgan Freeman
[ Actors Agents Artists Basic Because Fact Gotta Nothing Reason Writers]
It's all about who's where on the food chain. When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I'm working for another editor, I'm obliged to follow their vision. Len Wein
[ Another Chain Editor Expect Follow Food Obliged Story Their Vision Where Working Writers]
Most writers like to maintain some sort of anonymity. For me, making videos was an assault. Sheryl Crow
[ Anonymity Assault Maintain Making Most Some Sort Videos Writers]
I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work. Otis Blackwell
[ Around Back Behind Fame Get Good Got Hall Happened Look Many Myself Nothing Pencil Put Said Since Songwriters Think Time Took Turned Work Years]
I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property. William Graham Sumner
[ Allowed Before Dollars Expresses Million More Newspaper Opinion Possess Property Should Slip Than Which Worth Writer]
You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.' Arthur Godfrey
[ Achieve Agency Being Dream Embracing Family Get Goal Help Her Into John Letter Memory Now Our Says Songwriter Your]
No... a novel is a long business. I'm a slow writer, even when I'm doing very well I write slowly. Octavia Butler
[ Business Doing Even Long Novel Slow Slowly Very Well Write Writer]
In high school, my goal was to be a writer for SNL, then I got into the acting. Illeana Douglas
[ Acting Goal Got High Into School Snl Then Writer]
The writers led by Mike Scully are fantastic. And they're creating original stories that not only don't repeat what we've already done, they also don't repeat anything I've seen on television. Matt Groening
[ Already Also Anything Creating Done Fantastic Led Mike Only Original Repeat Scully Seen Stories Television Writers]
I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman. Carl Sandburg
[ After Chicago Decided Eight Fireman Go Luck Months Those Try Would Writer]
The writer needs to react to his or her own internal universe, to his or her own point of view. If he or she doesn't have a personal point of view, it's impossible to be a creator. Manuel Puig
[ Creator Her His Impossible Internal Needs Own Personal Point React She Universe View Writer]
If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs. Tina Fey
[ Actual Audience Comedy Down Dress Her Lady Laugh Make Man Old Push Stairs Up Want Writers]
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway
[ Bleed Down Nothing Sit Typewriter Writing]
When he died, Emerson was thought of as the representative American writer par excellence, and his point of view was still so potent that William James was honored to be asked to speak at a centenary celebration. Howard Mumford Jones
[ American Asked Celebration Died Emerson Excellence His Honored James Par Point Potent Representative Speak Still Thought View William Writer]
Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works. John Updike
[ Assumed Century Generally Had His Said Say Until Works Writer]
At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career. Bernard Cornwell
[ Beginning Career Groups Pompous Probably Risk Sounding Think Useful Very Writers Writing]
I don't know if she should worry too much, I mean some of our greatest writers have had movies made of their books, lots of Hemingway novels were turned into movies, it doesn't hurt the book. Paul Auster
[ Book Books Greatest Had Hemingway Hurt Into Know Lots Made Mean Movies Much Novels Our She Should Some Their Too Turned Were Worry Writers]
The relationship between reader and characters is very difficult. It is even more peculiar than the relationship between the writer and his characters. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Between Characters Difficult Even His More Peculiar Reader Relationship Than Very Writer]
From a writing point of view, you now have teams of screenwriters working with a director. What's lost in the process is the power of that one heart, brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing. Joe Eszterhas
[ Brain Director Gut Heart Lost Makes Now Original Piece Point Power Process Something Soul Teams View Working Writing]
I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer. Ben Hecht
[ Any Belongs Better Connected Director Discovered Distinction Early Given Man May Most Movie Never Often Producer Stupidest Than Times Work Writer]
The trouble with being a ghostwriter or artist is that you must remain rather anonymously without credit. If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator. Bob Kane
[ Anonymously Artist Become Being Cease Credit Ghost Innovator Leader Must Rather Remain Trouble Wants Without]
Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me. David Guterson
[ Almost Basis Became Becoming Being Books Compulsive Daily English Firefighter Free Habit Had Having Lots Money Obsessive Swayed Teacher Thinking Thought Time Urban Which Write Writers Writing]
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. Winston Churchill
[ Almost Assertions Being Contradicted Extremes Fear Himself Leads Meaning Modern Pushed Reserve Sense Sometimes Strip Which Writer]
I feel as if I'm clearly part of a trend among writers who take themselves seriously - and I confess to taking myself as seriously as the next writer. Jonathan Franzen
[ Among Clearly Confess Feel Myself Next Part Seriously Take Taking Themselves Trend Writer Writers]
When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans. Elizabeth Moon
[ Between Break Emotional Emotionally Fans Find Intellectual Interesting Myself Only Other Person Responds Some Things Traditional Writers]
Sportswriters. They were all my friends. They were racetrack guys and so was I. Art Rooney
[ Friends Guys Racetrack Sportswriters Were]
The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects. Lafcadio Hearn
[ Comprehending Difficulty Eastern Exactly Kind Poet Romance Same Subjects Western Writer]
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Gentleman Hard Very Writer]
I had read too many memoirs that were written after the writer or the director was past his or her prime. Joe Eszterhas
[ After Director Had Her His Many Memoirs Past Prime Read Too Were Writer Written]
Granted, the writers, directors, producers, and that community make a great deal of money. But they might be choosing to do a whole lot of other things for the living they make. Norman Lear
[ Choosing Community Deal Directors Granted Great Living Lot Make Might Money Other Producers Things Whole Writers]
I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book. Mickey Spillane
[ Author Book Commercial Margaret Mitchell She Writer Wrote]
Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism. Audre Lorde
[ Any Black Circles Condemned Destructive Imposed Literary Outside Pale Quality Racism Silences Step Supposed Total Whatever Write Writers]
The writers who have the deepest influence on one are those one reads in ones more impressionable, early life, and often it is the more youthful works of those writers that leave the deepest imprint. J. M. Coetzee
[ Deepest Early Imprint Influence Leave Life More Often Ones Reads Those Works Writers Youthful]
I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
[ Agenda Any Except Funny Neither Offer Profess Wisdom Worldly Writers]
It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice. Paul Harris
[ American Brilliant British Charge Critics Fair Include Most Prejudice Rotary Some Them Would Writers]
I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ Belong Category Different Language Parents Speak Specific Their Those Write Writers]
Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer, you should write up a treatment and register your show with the Writers Guild of America. Penelope Spheeris
[ America Approach Before Entity Even Guild Potential Producer Production Register Should Show Treatment Up Write Writers Your]
Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German. Stefan Zweig
[ Desperation Disappointment German Group Hopelessness Impossible Jew Jewish Language Living Make Misery Much See Today Totally Write Writers Writes]
There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional. You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself. Anne Rice
[ Computer Groups May Meet Occasional Own Really Typewriter Where Writing Your Yourself]
I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists. Kathy Acker
[ Collective Fiction Get Influenced Literature Means Postmodern Probably Really Theorists Those Understand Writers]
When I went to college I took a creative writing class and decided in a week to be a writer. David Guterson
[ Class College Creative Decided Took Week Went Writer Writing]
More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina. John Irving
[ Half Kind Life Maybe More Much Rewriting Say Special Stamina Strikes Talent Than Two-Thirds Unusual Writer]
The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters. Alvin Dark
[ Everybody Last Learned Lord Love Ones Sportswriters Taught Were]
Recipe writers hate to write about heat. They despise it. Because there aren't proper words for communicating what should be done with it. Alton Brown
[ Because Communicating Despise Done Hate Heat Proper Recipe Should Words Write Writers]
When modern writers gave up telling stories, they gave up the greatest thing we had. Howard Nemerov
[ Gave Greatest Had Modern Stories Telling Thing Up Writers]
The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers. Joan Didion
[ Children Definition Extraterrestrial Fancy Higher Life Many Order Our Own Soothes Than Writers]
As is said about most writers: on the one hand all I ever did from when I was a child was read, and I was a loner, which was furthered by my parents and my upbringing. Elfriede Jelinek
[ Child Did Ever Hand Loner Most Parents Read Said Upbringing Which Writers]
Country people give me more than writers, and country places than towns. Leonard Alfred George Strong
[ Country Give More Places Than Towns Writers]
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter. Isadora Duncan
[ Anything Essential Experience First Matter Should Writer Writing]
Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens. Rudy Rucker
[ Arbitrary Characters Fiction Happens Into Out Put Rules Science Work World Writers]
I never intended to be a professional writer; as the story developed, the one thing I had in my hopes was that this would be something tangible to separate me from the nameless, numbered masses. R. A. Salvatore
[ Developed Had Hopes Intended Masses Nameless Never Numbered Professional Separate Something Story Tangible Thing Would Writer]
First person narrative is a very effective tool but you have to know as a writer how to make it work. James McBride
[ Effective First How Know Make Narrative Person Tool Very Work Writer]
Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand. Alberto Moravia
[ Born Composers Good Keep Monotonous Perfect Problem Trying Understand Were Writers]
Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. Lawrence Kasdan
[ Being Every Having Homework Life Night Rest Writer Your]
What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you're in it. David Simon
[ Compromises Make Only Reason Story Wants Writer]
Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer. Len Deighton
[ Anyone Book Even Intention Politicians Professional Reveals Second Starting Write Writer]
The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location. Flannery O'Connor
[ Crossroads Eternity Find His Location Meet Operates Peculiar Place Problem Somehow Time Where Writer]
The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab. Mary Roberts Rinehart
[ Career Colorful Drab His Itself Life May Rather Romantic Work Writer Writing]
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
[ Absolute Books Dogs Drink Even Germany Infinite Make References Water Which Writers]
No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks. Erica Jong
[ Alas Also Being Cover Ever Fool Fools Found Human Public Race Rest Tracks While Wisdom Without Writers]
People are always saying that I must have been the class clown, with all these voices. No, I was way too shy to be the class clown; I was a class clown's writer. Tom Kenny
[ Always Been Class Clown Must Saying Shy These Too Voices Way Writer]
The show was number one in the ratings, Gordon Russell was our head writer, the story lines were magnificent and the acting most exciting. I loved working with Judith Light and all the other actors on the show at that time. Michael Storm
[ Acting Actors Exciting Gordon Head Light Lines Loved Magnificent Most Number Other Our Ratings Russell Show Story Time Were Working Writer]
There are times over different projects when I've asked the writers why people are swearing for no good reason. I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren't these swear words. John Ratzenberger
[ Asked Different Funnier Good Over Projects Reason Swear Swearing Tell Them These Times Weren Why Words Would Writers]
Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Fear Publishers Rush Translators Tread Where Writers]
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable. Nadine Gordimer
[ Act Answerable Comes Creative Eden Evidences Extracts History Loses Pure Read Realize Sociology Writer Writes]
I don't practice, but I am still officially in paediatrics. I keep in touch with journals, and I have a very good data bank of medical information and there is a key thing for a writer knowing where to go. I know where to go to get the information that I need. Jonathan Kellerman
[ Am Bank Data Get Go Good Information Journals Keep Key Know Knowing Medical Need Officially Practice Still Thing Touch Very Where Writer]
Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure. Ralph Bakshi
[ Action Animation Classical Closer Give Hell Jazz Kind Live Some Stage Structure Talking Than Will Writers]
My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter. I'm an honest songwriter. Billy Bragg
[ Honest Political Songwriter Theory]
As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning. Neil Gaiman
[ Becoming Concerned Entire Far Get Having Morning Reason Up Writer]
Contrary to what many writers imply about the process, nobody forces a writer to sell his work to the film industry. Thomas Perry
[ Contrary Film Forces His Imply Industry Many Nobody Process Sell Work Writer Writers]
I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing a book in the form of letters, I knew that I could do it quickly and easily. Laurence Housman
[ Always Been Book Could Easily First Form Knew Letters Long Ones Quickly Thought Writer Writing]
I think with every writer there are two people there. Hugh Leonard
[ Every Think Two Writer]
An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, 'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part. John Glover
[ Actor Artist Come Get Go Hard Here Hired Needs Paint Part Say Somebody Write Writer]
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist. Vladimir Nabokov
[ Imagination Poet Precision Scientist Should Writer]
Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps. Elizabeth George
[ Accept America Art Because Dying Encouraging Follows Footsteps Form Here Most Necessity Published Talent Their Wisdom Writers Writing]
One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers. Barry Mann
[ Also Develop Other Possible Producers Record Should Songwriters Thing Yourself]
And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers; when you get to the point where they take you to lunch, let the editor suggest where to go. Jerry Pournelle
[ Advice Another Editor Get Give Go Junior Lunch Piece Point Suggest Take Where Writers]
Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds. Dorothy L. Sayers
[ Advertisement English His Mastery Minds Mislead Only Prefer Sloppy Syntax Thank Their Themselves Those Uses Vocabulary Weak Writer]
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. David Foster Wallace
[ Coupled Desire Desperate Hostility Kind Myself Often Other Please Reader See Think Writers Young]
Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn't a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful. Jack Vance
[ Clark Had His Imagination Smith Talented Tales Then Very Weird Wild Wonderful Writer Wrote]
Basically I started to jot notes, lots of faxes back and forth to my writer, we faxed ideas throughout the whole first draft, and started all over again. Bruce Boxleitner
[ Again Back Basically Draft Faxes First Forth Ideas Jot Lots Notes Over Started Throughout Whole Writer]
I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel. I was surprised. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Eastern Never Nobel Select Surprised Thought Would Writer]
The writer I feel the most affinity with - you said you felt my books are 19th century novels, I think they're 18th century novels - is Fielding, Henry Fielding, he's the guy who does it for me. Jonathan Coe
[ Affinity Books Century Does Feel Felt Fielding Guy Henry Most Novels Said Think Writer]
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. Arthur Koestler
[ Ambition Contemporary Hundred Reader Readers Should Ten Time Trade Writer Years]
It had more layers than an onion. These writers meant business. There was a level for everybody. Your major could be celestial mechanics, and there'd be celestial-mechanics jokes. Billy West
[ Business Celestial Could Everybody Had Jokes Layers Level Major Meant Mechanics More Onion Than These Writers Your]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability. Barry Mann
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. V. S. Naipaul
[ Am Kind Other Reading Think Writer]
At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young. Margaret Mahy
[ Adults Am Children Closely Grandchildren Grown Involved Many Other Quite Stage Still Up Writers Young]
Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists. Donal Henahan
[ Advertisements Artists Estate Most Next Prose Real Suspect Writer]
You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts. Most of his movies don't even have women in them, so I'm lucky I'm in it at all. Elle Macpherson
[ Even Female His Huge Know Lucky Most Movies Parts Them Women Writer]
I do not consider myself a Hispanic writer. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Consider Hispanic Myself Writer]
The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination. James A. Michener
[ Emily Experience Great Imagination Limited Out Really Room Sit Their Unlimited Write Writers]
Of course it's why you want to become a writer - because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it. Tobias Wolff
[ Also Because Become Course Liberty Obligation Once Want Why Writer]
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor. Ring Lardner
[ Back Big Come Editor Enough Envelope Good Make Manuscript Many Mistake Much Stamped Temptation Too Writers Young]
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. Margaret Mahy
[ Another Book Books Create Form Interaction Mind Network Opposition Other Pattern Reader Readers Reinforcing Relationships Same Some Sort Stand Think Time Two Writers]
But it also became the experience, or was the experience, of the writers who were attracted to this kind of humor. They're all men or women who come from the same kind of experience in their own lives. Norman Lear
[ Also Attracted Became Come Experience Humor Kind Lives Men Own Same Their Were Women Writers]
As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of. Iain Banks
[ Alter Clever Come Comebacks Get Lines Play Smart Thought Time Up Wish Writer]
What I try to keep in mind is that there are going to be a lot of articles that are going to be misrepresentative of what I'm about as a person and as a writer. Alanis Morissette
[ Articles Going Keep Lot Mind Person Try Writer]
I'm a writer. The more I act, the more resistance I have to it. If you accept work in a movie, you accept to be entrapped for a certain part of time, but you know you're getting out. I'm also earning enough to keep my horses, buying some time to write. Sam Shepard
[ Accept Act Also Buying Certain Earning Enough Getting Horses Keep Know More Movie Out Part Resistance Some Time Work Write Writer]
I'll never be a good writer, and no chance of being a good actor. Matthew Vaughn
[ Actor Being Chance Good Never Writer]
There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call 'the breaks.' In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things - read and write - and wait. Countee Cullen
[ Breaks Call Except Getting Hard Indefinable Order Read Secret Something Succeed Success Suggest Things Three Wait Which Work Write Writer]
I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer. Robert Wyatt
[ Because Come Does Find Hard Naturally Never Out Set Singer Songs Songwriter Writing]
I don't think there's been any writer like Samuel Beckett. He's unique. He was a most charming man and I used to send him my plays. Harold Pinter
[ Any Beckett Been Charming Him Man Most Plays Samuel Send Think Unique Used Writer]
No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not. John Milius
[ Born Either Storyteller Writer]
Why would they have gone to the trouble to hire the best comedy writers in the business to write funny material for us to play straight, if the children in our audience were the only audience. Burt Ward
[ Audience Best Business Children Comedy Funny Gone Hire Material Only Our Play Straight Trouble Us Were Why Would Write Writers]
I do remember actually learning chords to Beatles songs. I thought they were great songwriters. Mick Taylor
[ Actually Beatles Chords Great Learning Remember Songs Songwriters Thought Were]
I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer's heart. Sandra Cisneros
[ Ability Am Best Both Closest Community Energy Family Friends Heart How Learning Need Restore Serve Store Think Withdraw Writer]
I'm not sure that the benefit - as a writer and as a citizen - that I would get from reading at least the front page of the Times every day or every other day would outweigh the depression. Sharon Olds
[ Benefit Citizen Day Depression Every Front Get Least Other Outweigh Page Reading Sure Times Would Writer]
I didn't go out of my way to get into this movie stuff. I think of myself as a writer. Sam Shepard
[ Get Go Into Movie Myself Out Stuff Think Way Writer]
A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you're communicating what you think you're communicating. It's so easy as a young writer to think you're been very clear when in fact you haven't. Octavia Butler
[ Audience Been Clear Communicating Easy Fact Haven Making Renting Sure Think Very Way Workshop Writer Young]
Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending how open and vulnerable they wish to be. Jim Harrison
[ Depending Ethnicity How Open Outside Sex Their Vulnerable Wish Write Writers]
I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I'm underrated. Rick Springfield
[ Fans Heard Musicians Think Underrated Writers]
It was in New York, and I've always wanted to film in New York. And the writer was a teenage friend of mine. We did youth theatre together when we were 16 and always had a dream of making a film together. And ten years later, we've done it. So it's great. Rosamund Pike
[ Always Did Done Dream Film Friend Great Had Later Making Mine New Teenage Ten Theatre Together Wanted Were Writer Years York Youth]
Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,' never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go. Brian McKnight
[ Artist Come Description Fill Go Job Never Out Put Singer Singers Songwriter Whenever]
I'm a sort of boy next door. If that boy has a good scriptwriter. Michael Caine
[ Boy Door Good Next Sort]
Writers speak stench. Franz Kafka
[ Speak Stench Writers]
Some of the greatest writers in our industry can't get work. Kent McCord
[ Get Greatest Industry Our Some Work Writers]
I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could. James Taylor
[ Being Could Out Pretending Songwriter Started Turned]
Many children's writers don't have children of their own. Mark Haddon
[ Children Many Own Their Writers]
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. Nicholas Meyer
[ Budget Control Director Egos Everything Give Hand Leaves Limited Manuscript Once Page Put Reader Weather Words Writer Your]
I wear a lot of different hats - from writer to producer and artist. We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit. William Bell
[ Actually Artist Bit Creating Design Different Everything Graphic Hats Jobs Lot Our Own Producer Recording Wear Whole Writer]
Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don't understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well. Jennifer Beals
[ Being Character Ends Happens Oftentimes Other Understand Understands Up Well Writer Written]
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. William Faulkner
[ Afraid Himself Must Teach Things Writer]
Travel definitely affects me as a writer. Anthony Doerr
[ Affects Definitely Travel Writer]
Stephen King in many respects is a wonderful writer. He has made a contribution. People in the future will be able to pick up Stephen King's books and learn a lot about who we were by reading those books. Anne Rice
[ Able Books Contribution Future King Learn Lot Made Many Pick Reading Respects Stephen Those Up Were Will Wonderful Writer]
And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around. Ashley Judd
[ Around Because Christmas Course During Family Had Many Much Music Obviously Our Piano Season Songwriters Through Useful]
The business today is completely different and it's very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop. Cynthia Weil
[ Business Chops Completely Develop Different Driven Find Needs Producer Producing Singer Songwriter Today Very]
I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme. Henry James
[ Any Himself His Hold Justified Love Sufficiently Theme Writer]
I think writers tend to be experience junkies, and I think they also tend to want to be on the outside looking in. Augusten Burroughs
[ Also Experience Junkies Looking Outside Tend Think Want Writers]
I think writers, by nature, are more observers instead of participators. Ian Hunter
[ Instead More Nature Observers Think Writers]
The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe. Kenneth Scott Latourette
[ Clear Continuing Created Declared God Had History Prophets Psalms Universe Were Work Writers]
The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters. Salvatore Quasimodo
[ Characters Exhausts His Imitates Men Novels Possibilities Settles Stories Them Writer]
I was never really a writer, I was always more of a performer. Mick Ronson
[ Always More Never Performer Really Writer]
I'm so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer. Bell Hooks
[ Behave Black Blacks Disturbed Identify Only Read Students Though White Women Writer]
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. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Blank Damn Doing Forget Just Middle Page Pen Reader Really Struggle Stubborn Thing Things Typewriter Use Very Which Words Write]
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. Marilyn Hacker
[ 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]
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth. William Butler Yeats
[ Christian Creations Earth Given Great Heart His Little Moods More Names Own Passions Sent Than Walk Writer]
Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life. Eudora Welty
[ Cause Discovering Effect Experience Happenings Life Novel Own Sequence Story Stumbling Upon Way Writer Writing]
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight. Edna Ferber
[ Rarely Read Seen Should Sight Writers]
The problem was the journalists who also did not understand much of my music, but they wrote about it. I think you fell into the usual trap laid out by parts of the press and other writers: that the poor musician has always to fight the evil companies and managers. Klaus Schulze
[ Also Always Companies Did Evil Fell Fight Into Journalists Laid Managers Much Music Musician Other Out Parts Poor Press Problem Think Trap Understand Usual Writers Wrote]
The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking. Alvin Dark
[ Breaking Curve How Know Made Mistake Want Well Were Writers Your]
Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer. Kate DiCamillo
[ Absolutely Had Interest Understand Wanted Writer Writing]
They're pretty particular about what they show. They certainly edit the scripts and have conversations with the writers about what they are and aren't willing to portray. But the writers and the network are pretty much on the same page. James Denton
[ Certainly Conversations Edit Much Network Page Particular Portray Pretty Same Scripts Show Willing Writers]
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like. Walter Benjamin
[ Acquiring Because Books Buy Could Dissatisfied Method Most Oneself Poor Praiseworthy Really Regarded Them Ways Which Write Writers Writing]
I honestly don't class myself as a songwriter. I've got 'musician' written on my passport. That's even funnier. Robert Smith
[ Class Even Funnier Got Honestly Musician Myself Passport Songwriter Written]
For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo. Nicholson Baker
[ Beginning Control Form Group Living Novelist Other Placebo Whom World Writers]
I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example. Jonathan Lethem
[ Also Artist Artists Connects Example Father Friends Grew His Mainly Parents Up Were Writers]
And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them. Jimmy Buffett
[ Believe Better Certain Find New Orleans Others Planet Spots Than Them Where Write Writer]
The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written. Elizabeth Bowen
[ Actual First Importance Must Out Proportion Value Writer Writing Written]
There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors. Stephen Ambrose
[ Editors Good Many More Out Than Writers]
And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care. Russell Banks
[ Because Care Love Want Write Writers]
The writers I respect the most had an undying commitment to a vision. Jewel Kilcher
[ Commitment Had Most Respect Vision Writers]
I wanted to write a novel. At 12 I knew, I am a writer. I said it to nobody. Peter Bichsel
[ Am Knew Nobody Novel Said Wanted Write Writer]
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later. Ezra Pound
[ Clear Come Consider Created Criticism Excitement Fruit Head His Later Merely Other Own Preliminary Probably Sometime Statement Things Unless Up Value Work Writer Writing]
Then I read Little Women, and of course, like a lot of really young girls, I was very taken with Jo - Jo being the writer and the misfit. Patti Smith
[ Being Course Girls Jo Little Lot Read Really Taken Then Very Women Writer Young]
As a writer, one is busy with archaeology. Michael Ondaatje
[ Archaeology Busy Writer]
The other writer who had a very important early influence on me when I was about 17 was C.S. Lewis. Tanith Lee
[ Early Had Important Influence Lewis Other Very Writer]
Artie is a singer, and I'm a writer and player and a singer. We didn't work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that. Paul Simon
[ Artie Creative Did Level Player Prepare Singer Songs Together Work Writer]
But if you have a point of view and you're an artist or a writer, it's kind of crazy to not take advantage of that, especially if you can do something that's entertaining as well. I've done a number of things like that over the years. David Lloyd
[ Advantage Artist Crazy Done Entertaining Especially Kind Number Over Point Something Take Things View Well Writer Years]
I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I'm such a slow writer. Martin C. Smith
[ Another Busy Considering Enough Especially Guess Idea Keep Period Place Quite Russian Slow Some Such Time Too Writer]
Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into account whether a person is a good writer. Bob Schieffer
[ Account Even Good Into Newspapers Nowadays Person Sure Take Whether Writer]
Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write. J. B. Priestley
[ Better Must Perhaps Then Would Write Writer]
A writer has to live with a sense of honor. Irwin Shaw
[ Honor Live Sense Writer]
A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day, and then gets stringy. E. B. White
[ Bean Day Gets His Little Plant Then Writer]
The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible. Orson Scott Card
[ Avoid Career Classes Education Foundation Gave General Knowledge Makes Possible Prepared Stupid Tried Undergraduate Which Writer]
The writer is the engineer of the human soul. Joseph Stalin
[ Engineer Human Soul Writer]
Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought - whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days. Eric Brown
[ Better Conscious Days Few Find Hard Honest Hours Novelist Novels Out Short Slip Stories Story Than Think Thought Very Weeks Well Whereas Writer]
And I have to consider myself fortunate, because there are plenty of writers who spend most of a lifetime looking for that certain something without ever finding it. Brian Lumley
[ Because Certain Consider Ever Finding Fortunate Lifetime Looking Most Myself Plenty Something Spend Without Writers]
Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it's you, and I think that's what the audience is really interested in... you, how you're going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you. Gregory Peck
[ Audience Character Cope Front Going How Inside Interested Makeup Obstacles Put Really Situation Think Troubles Writer]
I don't have a normal job, so I really appreciate having friends who are writers and artists. It's fun to have a group of people you can call in the middle of the day to go for a hike. Natalie Portman
[ Appreciate Artists Call Day Friends Fun Go Group Having Hike Job Middle Normal Really Writers]
If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn. Lloyd Alexander
[ Begun Books Learn May More Perhaps Readers Than Their Writers]
The writer's shortness of breath became more and more distressing as he rose. Hudson Stuck
[ Became Breath Distressing More Rose Shortness Writer]
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books. Gaston Bachelard
[ Aesthetic Books Imagination Literary Lover Object Offered Writer]
They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time. Oscar Robertson
[ Around Been College Game Had High Junior Level Long Order Played Rule School Should Some Somewhere Sport Sportswriter Time]
From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review. Isaac Asimov
[ Any Bad Bleed Close Copiously Fall Groups Into Observation Review Secretly Those Two Visibly Writers]
The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Aside Only Passes Poet Prose Step Writer]
I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers. Elaine Paige
[ Abba Because Had Hoping Idea Known Much Music Musical Obviously Pop Pretty Remember Said Telling Thought Tim Very Were Which Wild Would Writers Writing]
My theory is that I decided to be a writer when I was about seven, but of course it is not as simple as that. Like most writers, I had to work at other things to earn a living and wrote mainly in the evenings, often very late at night, for many years. Margaret Mahy
[ Course Decided Earn Evenings Had Late Living Mainly Many Most Night Often Other Seven Simple Theory Things Very Work Writer Writers Wrote Years]
I pretty much only write by default, because I want to make certain projects so instead of trying to wait and find them, I create them, but I'm not really a writer. Sara Gilbert
[ Because Certain Create Default Find Instead Make Much Only Pretty Projects Really Them Trying Wait Want Write Writer]
There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work. William Gaddis
[ Audience Distressing Front His More Nothing Reading Standing Than Tiresome Work Writer]
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. Anais Nin
[ Art Cease Familiar Function Magic Meaning New Our Perception Renew Scene See Shakes Up Writer]
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. Pliny the Elder
[ Acknowledgment Another Authors Comparing Discovered Former Gravest Latest Making Some Various Without Word Works Writers]
I'm a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn't able to do anything else. Hugh Leonard
[ Able Anything Else Write Writer]
Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made. Gore Vidal
[ Active Cannot Choose Literature Lose Made Many Stillness Time Virtue Which Without World Writers]
Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone. John Updike
[ Alone Bloom Dare Decay Disreputable Early Go Incorrigible Late May Writers]
Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient. E. M. Forster
[ Before Both Classed Express Good Letters Must Pass Personality Recipient Tests Two Writer]
It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more. Rick Moody
[ Also Am Conquered Conquering Ghetto Having However Intent Into More Moving Nationalist Now Out Regional True World Writer]
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation. Joseph Addison
[ Beauties Communicate Concealed Critic Discover Dwell Excellencies Imperfections Observation Ought Rather Such Than Their Things True Upon World Worth Writer]
Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to. Alexis Bledel
[ Answer Because Directors Lot Stress Well Writers]
I had been keeping an off eye on the advertising field, thinking I might become an idea man and a copywriter. Carl Sandburg
[ Advertising Become Been Eye Field Had Idea Keeping Man Might Off Thinking]
Papa continually emphasizes how much remains unexplained. With the other psychoanalytic writers, everything is always so known and fixed. Anna Freud
[ Always Continually Emphasizes Everything Fixed How Known Much Other Papa Psychoanalytic Remains Unexplained Writers]
The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties. Graham Greene
[ Advantage Being Boring Even Every Everything Great Listening Longest Luncheon Most Observing Part Parties Scrap See Spy Useful Word Writer]
I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper. Leslie Fiedler
[ Anything Been Cooper Had Here His James Man More Never Old Paper Put Signature Than Writer Writing Years]
This might be one way to start talking about differences between the early postmodern writers of the fifties and sixties and their contemporary descendants. David Foster Wallace
[ Between Contemporary Descendants Differences Early Fifties Might Postmodern Sixties Start Talking Their Way Writers]
I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed. Dan Simmons
[ Before Being Entailed Even Exactly Knew Wanted Writer]
The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters. David Crane
[ Being Complimentary Designers Enjoyed Game Games Hearing Letters Loved Most Our Picture Playing Rather Screens Sending Spent Than Their Those Time Universally Us Were Weren Would Writers Writing]
Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes. It's impossible. Anne Rice
[ Everything Impossible Know Obviously She Writer Writes]
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. Cyril Connolly
[ Creates Entice Filing Great His Lesser Live May Moment Out Own Proud Readers Soon Them Watch Will World Writer]
The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it. William Golding
[ Book Forget Immediately Knows Meant Probably Should Writer Written Wrote]
That has to remain the principal reason for doing it, doesn't it? I know it's possible to write for money, and many very good writers have done so. But for me, it has to remain the principal thing that I actually want to do the writing. Jonathan Kellerman
[ Actually Doing Done Good Know Many Money Possible Principal Reason Remain Thing Very Want Write Writers Writing]
Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way-which isn't necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with. Tim Conway
[ Begin Certain Directors Funny Lines Mean Necessarily Nowadays Producers Said Their Want Writers]
Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa. Peter Straub
[ Accurately Again Because Better Characters Doubt Everybody Knows Male Men Much Nobody Over Represent Surprised Than Understand Women Writers]
How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions. Cass Elliot
[ Am Being How Only Opinions Reflect Sing Songs Tell Way Writer]
And I'm a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day. That's the reason it took me 20 years to write those million and a half words of the Civil War. Shelby Foote
[ Civil Day Five Good Half Hundred Million Reason Six Slow Those Took War Words Write Writer Years]
But I work harder now because I have so much more exposure. And actually the harder you work as a writer, the better you get at it. It's like anything else. It's a muscle you have to exercise. I write more now than ever. Ron White
[ Actually Anything Because Better Else Ever Exercise Exposure Get Harder More Much Muscle Now Than Work Write Writer]
Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed. Manuel Puig
[ American Countries Give Hope Instability Intellectuals Ironically Latin Needed Their Writers]
So there was a constant flow and a thin line there between reality and television and yes, much of what I was experiencing in my real life was also what was going on in the television show to the extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around. Alan Thicke
[ Advice Also Around Between Constant Counselors Experiencing Extent Flow Going Had Life Line Much Real Reality Show Take Television Thin Writers Yes]
What description of clouds and sunsets was to the old novelist, description of scientific apparatus and methods is to the modern Scientific Detective writer. Hugo Gernsback
[ Apparatus Clouds Description Detective Methods Modern Novelist Old Scientific Sunsets Writer]
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. W. H. Auden
[ Aim Always Authenticity Bother Confuse Never Originality Ought Should Some Which Writers]
Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers. Ken Follett
[ Influenced Just Movies Thriller Writers]
In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write. Pearl S. Buck
[ Am Book Desk Faith Fresh Goes Hope Lies Mood Next Paper Pen Take Up Waiting Work Write Writer]
I'm a writer and this is what I love to do. Gloria Estefan
[ Love Writer]
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter. James A. Michener
[ Excellent Good Very Writer]
On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact that there are so many good writers in the place. Paul Muldoon
[ Does Fact Good Hand Influence Ireland Issues Level Many Mass Northern Other Place Some Unresolved Writers]
If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information. Language or writing is a code. Clifford Geertz
[ Code Convey Correctly Information Language Remember Someone Wants Writer Writing]
Being a writer in a library is rather like being a eunuch in a harem. John Braine
[ Being Eunuch Harem Library Rather Writer]
Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day. Stephen Fry
[ Acting Actor Been Daft Day Directed Extension Felt Go Grave Happen Having Knew Long Natural Without Would Writer Writing Years]
I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project. Douglas Wood
[ Concerned Find Getting Imposing Judgements More Original Own Project Rather Sensibility Strengthen Subjective Tastes Than Their Them Voice Writers]
Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations. Eudora Welty
[ Alike Destinations Knowing Mesmerized Their Travelers Writers]
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them. Carlos Fuentes
[ Already Any Bad Based Before Book Books Experience Factual Good Knew Them Things Think Writer Wrote]
They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. Lillian Hellman
[ Advice Fancy Give Had Listen Say Talkers Talking Themselves Would Writers Writing Young]
I do not know that any writer has supposed that on this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food. Thomas Malthus
[ Able Any Earth Food Know Live Man Supposed Ultimately Will Without Writer]
When somebody asks me what I do, I don't think I'd say critic. I say writer. Leslie Fiedler
[ Asks Critic Say Somebody Think Writer]
To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. Andre Gide
[ Company Get Go Him His Idea Merely Off Read Says Travel Writer]
My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness. Mary Garden
[ Biggest Block Excuse Had Illness Kind Myself Others Some Writer]