Quotations that match 'writer'.

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]
You have to first be a writer and somebody who loves to write. If I couldn't travel, I would still write. Tim Cahill
[ First Loves Somebody Still Travel Would Write Writer]
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]
Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer. Kate DiCamillo
[ Absolutely Had Interest Understand Wanted Writer Writing]
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]
One thing I can tell you is this, that I am not a methodical writer. Wole Soyinka
[ Am Methodical Tell Thing Writer]
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]
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]
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]
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. Ernest Hemingway
[ Above Being Dignity Due Enough Iceberg Knows May Movement Ninth Omit Only Things Water Writer 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]
I can't imagine a more fulfilling thing for a writer than that you've made a strong impact on the lives of other people. Just because I've heard it before does not mean I don't want to hear it one more time. Armistead Maupin
[ Because Before Does Fulfilling Hear Heard Imagine Impact Just Lives Made Mean More Other Strong Than Thing Time Want Writer]
But Racine's extraordinary powers as a writer become still more obvious when we consider that besides being a great poet he is also a great psychologist. Lytton Strachey
[ Also Become Being Besides Consider Extraordinary Great More Obvious Poet Powers Psychologist Still Writer]
I did what most writers do when something happens that's overwhelming, fascinating, moving, all of that. I didn't know what else to do about it except write about it. Patti Davis
[ Did Else Except Fascinating Happens Know Most Moving Overwhelming Something Write Writers]
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]
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]
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway
[ Bleed Down Nothing Sit Typewriter Writing]
I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Everybody Frightened Rush Think Tread Very Where Writers]
That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one. We don't have a group apprenticeship like a violinist might training for an orchestra. Anne Rice
[ Apprenticeship Become Group Lonely Might Orchestra Pretty Process Training Violinist Which 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]
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]
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]
It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes, and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality. Francoise Sagan
[ Another Assume Before Eyes Face Front Fronts Kinds Puts Reality Seems Trickery Two Writer]
Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country, so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Because Cannot Choice Country Exile Exiled Myself Return See Well Write Writer]
My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter. I'm an honest songwriter. Billy Bragg
[ Honest Political Songwriter Theory]
It's a dead give away of an inexperienced writer if every character speaks with the same voice. Colleen McCullough
[ Away Character Dead Every Give Inexperienced Same Speaks Voice 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]
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]
Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter. Gerald Brenan
[ Given Miller Non-Stop Really Someone Talker Typewriter Whom Writer]
There's a feminist writer, Naomi Wolfe, who is reconsidering her position on abortion. Norma McCorvey
[ Abortion Feminist Her Naomi Position Writer]
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]
I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in. They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it. Michael Chabon
[ Asked Degree Drafts Except Involved Point Script Sent Them Thought Turned Write 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]
There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot. L. Sprague de Camp
[ Brain Child Deformed Dismay Face Heard His Idiot Just 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]
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 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]
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]
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]
The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence. J. B. Priestley
[ Age Aware Existence Greatest Mystery Our Writers]
I love to rock 'n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter. Dan Fogelberg
[ Finest Love Rock Roll Songwriter Suit Things]
In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices. Irwin Shaw
[ Characters Cord Cut Own Talk Theater Their Umbilical Voices 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 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]
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]
Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty. Herbert Gold
[ Beauty Boils Brought Careers Demands Edge Extract Literature Living Meaning Memories Nerves Nightmares Out Their Truth Writers]
Men like women who write. Even though they don't say so. A writer is a foreign country. Marguerite Duras
[ Country Even Foreign Men Say Though Women Write Writer]
I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit. P. G. Wodehouse
[ Bit Curse Just Sit Typewriter]
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]
Some writers and producers are currently writing a sitcom for me, so we'll see what happens there. I'm somewhat reluctant to talk about some of the upcoming projects that I'm working on; I've a lot of stuff on the go, including five pictures that I'm looking at producing. Gil Gerard
[ Currently Five Go Happens Including Looking Lot Pictures Producers Producing Projects Reluctant See Sitcom Some Somewhat Stuff Talk Upcoming Working Writers Writing]
The idea that you're not a writer until you're published is a lie. Andrew Vachss
[ Idea Lie Published Until Writer]
There was a writer in the '20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn't tell you what it was. Jack Vance
[ Bit Called Christopher Had Influence Little Remember Some Tell Writer]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader. He does movie sound tracks. Norman Granz
[ Arranger Does Ellington Leader Movie Musician Sound Tracks Well Writer]
No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck. John Jakes
[ Affects Beyond Control Everyone Factor Luck Minimize Should 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]
We are the only school in America, drama school in America that trains actors, writers and directors side by side for three years in a master's degree program, and we want them - to expose them to everything. James Lipton
[ Actors America Degree Directors Drama Everything Expose Master Only Program School Side Them Three Trains Want Writers Years]
Then, of course, there are those sad occasions when a poet or a writer has not grown, and one has to let them go because they're just not making headway. But we have a very clear personal relationship with the authors. James Laughlin
[ Authors Because Clear Course Go Grown Headway Just Making Occasions Personal Poet Relationship Sad Them Then Those Very Writer]
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]
There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention. Ernest Hemingway
[ Altering Assume Events Great His Invention Obligation Participated Presumption Rather Than Them Truly Which Write Writer]
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]
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]
If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist. Marianne Moore
[ Artist Doubt Interest Technique Writer]
The head writer loves that my character is a boor. Rob Corddry
[ Character Head Loves Writer]
What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Always Believe Between Constant Hand Interplay Other Reader Reading Relationship Writer Writing]
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]
If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard; if a writer, to be read. He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife. Samuel E. Morison
[ Always Beyond Heard Hopes Lecturer Public Read Wife Wishes Writer]
I really enjoy the writing process because I can do it from my house. I can create these characters and take them in the different directions that I want to take them. You have a lot of freedom as a writer. Rick Schroder
[ Because Characters Create Different Directions Enjoy Freedom House Lot Process Really Take Them These Want Writer Writing]
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. Kate O'Brien
[ Asked Enough Everywhere Go Opinion Stifle Stifles Them Think University 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]
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'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]
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]
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]
I met Robert Crumb in 1962; he lived in Cleveland for a while. I took a look at his stuff. Crumb was doing stuff beyond what other writers and artists were doing. It was a step beyond Mad. Harvey Pekar
[ Artists Beyond Cleveland Crumb Doing His Lived Look Mad Met Other Robert Step Stuff Took Were While Writers]
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]
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]
For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years - I had writer's block. Mary Garden
[ Block Had Lasted Life Long Period Writer Years]
Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer. Everything is so clear; it's like a bell. He says what he means and says it so beautifully. Jason Schwartzman
[ Beautifully Bell Clear Everything Exquisite Martin Means Precise Says Steve Such 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]
If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. Mickey Spillane
[ Arm Baseball Better Gets Good His Knowledge Lose Loses More Older Player Singer Voice Writer Writes Your]
My dream was to be known as a writer and to be able to produce at least one book that would be read by people. That dream came true with the publication of my first novel - and all the rest has been a sweet bonus. Robert Cormier
[ Able Been Bonus Book Came Dream First Known Least Novel Produce Publication Read Rest Sweet True Would Writer]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I think writers are very anxious. Helen Garner
[ Anxious Think Very Writers]
I haven't stuck to any formula. Most great writers stick to the same style, but I wanted to be more various. Irwin Shaw
[ Any Formula Great Haven More Most Same Stick Stuck Style Various Wanted Writers]
The first writers are first and the rest, in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies. Carl Van Doren
[ Anthologies First Long Nowhere Rest Run Writers]
Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences in describing day-to-day life and human relationships, but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories. Jeffery Deaver
[ Course Day-To-Day Describing Draw Experiences Human Keep Largely Life Own Personal Relationships Separate Stories Tend Their Upon Writers]
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]
I should think just about every young writer - which I was at the time - would be influenced by HPL. As an American writer of weird fiction, he was at the top of the class. Brian Lumley
[ American Class Every Fiction Influenced Just Should Think Time Top Weird Which Would Writer Young]
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]
I like working with other people but I'm not a songwriter, I'm a producer. Josh Silver
[ Other Producer Songwriter Working]
But the French writers always had more originality and independence than others, and that regulator, which elsewhere was religion, long since ceased to exist for them. Henryk Sienkiewicz
[ Always Ceased Elsewhere Exist French Had Independence Long More Originality Others Regulator Religion Since Than Them Which Writers]
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]
As a guest who doesn't eat, drink or smoke, you leave much to be desired, but as a writer, you're my girl. Thelma Ritter
[ Desired Drink Eat Girl Guest Leave Much Smoke Writer]
Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Accomplished Achievements Asking Had Him Measure Measured Others Planned Them Writers]
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker. Gwendolyn Brooks
[ Am Because Perhaps Talker Writer]
I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don't get any patients. Al Alvarez
[ Any Being Get Mean Patients Psychoanalyst Writer]
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]
To be a dramatic writer takes hard work, talent, and discipline. And that's why I just make up crap. Colin Mochrie
[ Crap Discipline Dramatic Hard Just Make Takes Talent Up Why Work Writer]
There's a challenge to playing these fantasy figures because they are fantasy figures. You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer. Ralph Fiennes
[ Because Challenge Enter Fantasy Figures Imaginative Into Playing Sort These World Writer]
The only people who have the long view are some scientists and some science fiction writers. Sheri S. Tepper
[ Fiction Long Only Science Scientists Some View Writers]
I really believe in myself. I'm the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters. There's a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it, and I work really hard at it. Arthur Godfrey
[ Believe Best Craft Hard Hardest Hone Know Long Myself Really Songwriters Takes Time Work Worker]
I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don't think I'm in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well. Alex Chilton
[ Accompany Arrange Being Club Fairly Good Myself Never Other Perform Pretty Sing Sometimes Songwriter Songwriters Think Thought Ton Well]
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]
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]
Sportswriters have changed more than sportswriting. Dick Schaap
[ Changed More Sportswriters Than]
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]
You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer. Margaret Atwood
[ Amount Certain Need Nerve Writer]
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]
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print. Marguerite Yourcenar
[ Beginning Bores Family Getting Hand His Into Misfortune Musician Only Other Plays Print Room Scales Sometimes Writer Young]
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 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]
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]
The biggest problem in rock journalism is that often the writer's main motivation is to become friends with the band. They're not really journalists; they're people who want to be involved in rock and roll. Chuck Klosterman
[ Band Become Biggest Friends Involved Journalism Journalists Main Motivation Often Problem Really Rock Roll Want Writer]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
As a songwriter, if you can touch people and make them feel a little less alone in the world, then you've done your job. Tom Cochrane
[ Alone Done Feel Job Less Little Make Songwriter Them Then Touch World Your]
I started in this racket in the early '70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of. Jerry Pournelle
[ America Early Ever Fiction First Heard Nobody President Racket Science Sixth Started Which Writers]
It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane. Margaret Anderson
[ American Hopelessly Rarely Sane See 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]
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]
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]
The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out. Jimmy Buffett
[ Business Came Cause Changed Early Looked Music Our Out Over Point Probably Say Side Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Stores Things Time Year]
Some people want to call me an Appalachian writer, even though I know some people use regional labels to belittle. Robert Morgan
[ Appalachian Belittle Call Even Know Labels Regional Some Though Use Want 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]
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]
I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. Robin Gibb
[ Come Companies Day Encouraging Exposure Forward Fresh Get Give Good Got Happy Important Opportunity Particularly Really Record Songwriters Such Talent Talented Think Tomorrow Work Young]
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]
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]
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've got America's best writer for $300 a week. Jack L. Warner
[ America Best Got Week Writer]
I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. Donna Tartt
[ Admire American Essay Finished Just Maxwell Much Very Whose William Work Writer Writing]
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]
Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers - same thing exactly. Harold Ross
[ Editing Exactly Quarrelling Same Thing Writers]
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it. Hugh Leonard
[ Detached Difficult Feel Grief Observing 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]
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]
Lyrics have to be underwritten. That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it. Stephen Sondheim
[ Because Drowned Generally Get Language Lyric Lyrics Make Poets Poor Rich Too Why Writers]
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]
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 still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing, and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions than any other band leader in the country. John Philip Sousa
[ Any Band Believe Compositions Country Feel Give Hearing Impulse Leader More Other Played Still Than Unpublished Writers Young]
I want to be an honest man and a good writer. James A. Baldwin
[ Good Honest Man Want Writer]
A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme. Diane Johnson
[ Already Apparent Becomes Deepening End Even Finding Finds Job Novel Out Outset Pattern Rarely Sharpening Theme Understanding Whole Writer Writing Written]
Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom. Jason Zebehazy
[ Block Boredom Effect Greatest Side Writer]
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]
They've got this house style which is writer driven. I heard of one person who sent his script in, and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it. Put some more in. Eddie Campbell
[ Driven Enough Got Heard His House More Person Put Said Script Sent Some Style Weren Which Words Writer]
I think plays, like books, are endemic. They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about. I think, you just can't move them about, you know. Peter Shaffer
[ Books Endemic Grow Just Know Move Out Place Plays Soil Them Think Writer Writing]
He sometimes ran a purple ribbon through his typewriter and gushed where he should have dammed. T. E. Kalem
[ Dammed His Purple Ran Ribbon Should Sometimes Through Typewriter Where]
You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else. Grace Paley
[ Because Become Else Need Nothing Writer]
Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers. Mel Brooks
[ Anybody Direct Eleven Good Only Writers]
The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence. Cyril Connolly
[ Any Becomes Books Clearer Consequence Function Masterpiece More Other Produce Read Task True Writer]
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]
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]
The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people. Dan Castellaneta
[ Always Being Cartoon Dark Decent Despite Essentially Failings Freedom Gives Human Humor Line More Normal Pushes Really Same Simpsons Sitcom Sophisticated Than Time Writers]
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]
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]
I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer. I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason that I have never done creative work on a typewriter. There is to me a lack of empathy. Winston Graham
[ Always Been Buy Computer Considerable Creative Done Down Empathy Lack Laptop Least Never Pressure Reason Suggestions Turned Typewriter Under Work]
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]
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]
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]
Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer's life. Jerzy Kosinski
[ Conditions Gatherings Life Loneliness Simultaneously Writer]
I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin. John Irving
[ Actor Better Business Going Pretty Skin Thick Think Writer]
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]
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]
I thought I'd definitely be a writer, whatever I did. Thomas Keneally
[ Definitely Did Thought Whatever Writer]
It's commonly said that people who've been ill in childhood and who've had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don't look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that's a help. John Keegan
[ Been Childhood Commonly Education Had Help Ill Inclined Look Means Never Other Really Regret Said Upset Way Were World Writer]
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]
The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century. E. L. Doctorow
[ Because Century Made Need Reason Terrifying Vacuum Witnesses Writer Writers]
I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could, but it takes devotion and talent. Marguerite Young
[ Could Devotion Most Poetry Quite Real Sure Sustain Takes Talent Would 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]
My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane. Graham Greene
[ Brain Connected Course Does Filling Fingers Forms Fountain Good Hand Never Only Out Pen Pens Plane Two Typewriter]
I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Employee Evening Government Morning 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]
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]
At one time if you were a black writer you had to be one of the best writers in the world to be published. You had to be great. Now you can be good. Mediocre. And that's good. Walter Mosley
[ Best Black Good Great Had Mediocre Now Published Time Were World Writer Writers]
It's a bit of a crapshoot out there with young writers right now anyway. George Murray
[ Anyway Bit Crapshoot Now Out Right Writers Young]
George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers. Ringo Starr
[ Alot Basically Cuz Days First George Getting Go Himself His Independence John Know More Paul Started Things Those Wanted Way Went Were Where Writers Writing]
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]
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything. Susan Sontag
[ Everything Idea Interested Someone Writer]
Perhaps it is the language that chooses the writers it needs, making use of them so that each might express a tiny part of what it is. Jose Saramago
[ Chooses Each Express Language Making Might Needs Part Perhaps Them Tiny Use 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]
The idea of writer as sage is pretty much dead today. I would certainly feel very uncomfortable in the role. J. M. Coetzee
[ Certainly Dead Feel Idea Much Pretty Role Sage Today Uncomfortable Very Would Writer]
My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names. Larry Niven
[ Five Names New Problem Right Six Takes Writers Years]
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]
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]
And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any. That's the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone. John Irving
[ Alone Any Being Better Capacity Diminished Find Hasn Just Myself Necessary Part Spend Time Writer]
But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it, but the men will keep talking. Wanda Sykes
[ Hear Keep Men Pitch Something Sometimes Talking Will Women Writers]
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]
Now I'm not an author, I'm a writer, that's all I am. Mickey Spillane
[ Am Author Now Writer]
I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood. Wole Soyinka
[ Get Learned Machine Morning Never Paper Piece Put Start Their Those Typewriter Understood Up Writers Writing]
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]
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]
The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury's special qualities. Tom Allen
[ Also Ignored Mercury Qualities Rule Special Writers]
I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe. Steven Curtis Chapman
[ Artist Believe Continues Cream Great Hate Jumps Just New Out Pack Rise Somehow Today Town Would Writer]
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]
The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream. Joan Didion
[ Always Dream Into Listening Reader Their Writer]
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]
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]
Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers. Ken Follett
[ Influenced Just Movies Thriller Writers]
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]
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]
Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there. Beverly Cleary
[ Good Here Need Out Plucking Writers]
So I had a ghostwriter, they call them, or somebody who is an experienced writer, to help. I've got the ideas in my head, it's getting them properly on paper. Bruce Boxleitner
[ Call Experienced Getting Got Had Head Help Ideas Paper Properly Somebody Them Writer]
I think you have an obligation to share what you know as a writer. David Guterson
[ Know Obligation Share Think Writer]
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]
I just don't see myself as a travel writer. I can't. I don't. Robyn Davidson
[ Just Myself See Travel Writer]
As a songwriter, I was influenced by David Bowie - a great writer. A class above everybody in so many ways. Lennon and McCartney, of course. Class stuff. David Cousins was my favorite lyricist. Rick Wakeman
[ Above Bowie Class Course Cousins David Everybody Favorite Great Influenced Lennon Lyricist Many Mccartney Songwriter Stuff Ways Writer]
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]
So, we come out to Los Angeles. And we met with every network. We met with show runners, directors, writers, everything. And what we had an idea for, they didn't like. And what they had an idea for, we didn't like. So, we went home. Reba McEntire
[ Angeles Come Directors Every Everything Had Home Idea Los Met Network Out Runners Show Went Writers]
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]
Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull. Rod Serling
[ Actor Auditorium Every Frustrated Hidden His Lines Skull Writer]
I worked for half a cent a word. I'm not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things. Jack Vance
[ Begin Cent Fast Few First Had Half Other Things Word Worked Writer Years]
Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden. Amy Tan
[ Burden Culture Onerous Placing Represent Responsibility Writers]
Going off the road just leaves me more time to be a writer. Janis Ian
[ Going Just Leaves More Off Road Time Writer]
I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works. Ann Beattie
[ Admire Again Alice Ask Lot Male Margaret Much Novel Often Their Were Works Writers]
Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations. Eudora Welty
[ Alike Destinations Knowing Mesmerized Their Travelers Writers]
As a writer, one is busy with archaeology. Michael Ondaatje
[ Archaeology Busy Writer]
I'm a schoolteacher and a writer. So that's what I do. Bruce Jackson
[ Schoolteacher Writer]
Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars. Daniel Keys Moran
[ Born Good Liars Natural Ones Writers]
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]
I would say the next imminent hot writers are often the writers from the decade before you were born. Fiona Shaw
[ Before Born Decade Hot Imminent Next Often Say Were Would Writers]
The main engagement of the writer is towards truthfulness; therefore he must keep his mind and his judgement free. Gabrielle Roy
[ Engagement Free His Judgement Keep Main Mind Must Therefore Towards Truthfulness Writer]
A good writer cannot avoid having social consciousness. I don't mean this about small pieces of writing, but about a big book. If it's a big book, there has to be more than one undertow. Marguerite Young
[ Avoid Big Book Cannot Consciousness Good Having Mean More Pieces Small Social Than Undertow Writer 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]
If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works. John Dos Passos
[ Contemplation Forced Hell Own Special Their Works Would Writers]
All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts. Lloyd Alexander
[ Deepest Hearts Keep Say Their Trying Writers]
If I've done my work well, I vanish completely from the scene. I believe it is invasive of the work when you know too much about the writer. Mary Oliver
[ Believe Completely Done Know Much Scene Too Vanish Well Work Writer]
Writers let themselves be enticed by the language. Peter Bichsel
[ Language Themselves Writers]
No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not. John Milius
[ Born Either Storyteller 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]
Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores. Bill Alexander
[ Academics Accustomed British Early Few Force Get Groups Had Important Intellectuals Left Means Poets Shores Spain Travelling Very Volunteers Were Whereas Workers Writers]
When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Am Boy Call Called Grown Liar Little Now Up Writer]
Writers are not meant for action. Manuel Puig
[ Action Meant 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]
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]
It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have. Flannery O'Connor
[ Attachment Concerned Even Fiction Lack More Poor Revolting Rich Seems Than Writer Writes]
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]
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]
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. Samuel McChord Crothers
[ Begins Capital Every Gets Keeps Letter Line Poet Prose Tired Wants Writer Writing]
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]
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 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]
Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice, but everyone has a book in them. Yes, that old cliche. Tanith Lee
[ Because Better Book Cliche Everyone Had More Old Practice Stories Tell Them Writers Yes]
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]
The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear. Bryant H. McGill
[ Ear Poet Talent True Writer]
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]
Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul. Edna O'Brien
[ Hotels Live Mind Really Soul Writers]
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]
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]
Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals. Joyce Maynard
[ Apply Being Entitles Free Literary Mere Might Mortals Notion Person Remain Salinger Some Standards Subscribe Types Writer]
I'd like to encourage people to please keep reading-and most importantly, to please keep trying new writers. The only way we can bring fresh new material into the field is if people go out and buy it. Terri Windling
[ Bring Buy Encourage Field Fresh Go Importantly Into Keep Material Most New Only Out Please Trying Way 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]
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. William Faulkner
[ Afraid Himself Must Teach Things Writer]
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Concerned Judge Know More Than Writer]
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Gentleman Hard Very Writer]
Many artists and writers have used cannabis for creative stimulation - from the writers of the world's religious masterpieces to our most irreverent satirists. Jack Herer
[ Artists Creative Irreverent Many Masterpieces Most Our Religious Satirists Stimulation Used World 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]
All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don't always do. Matthew Ashford
[ Able Against Always Around Chances Could Environment Gave Go Grain Place Play Producers Provide Take Things Us Were Where Writers]
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've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you've got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn't supposed to be easy. Henry Rollins
[ Actors Always Artist Artists Audience Drag Easy Give Good Got His Inside Out Role Same Seen Singers Supposed Writers]
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]
Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time. We could hardly get through it. Buddy Rice
[ Between Comedy Could Get Hardly Hour Through Time Us Whole Writers]
I try to sit down at the typewriter four times a day, even if it's only five minutes, and write three sentences. Roger Zelazny
[ Day Down Even Five Four Minutes Only Sentences Sit Three Times Try Typewriter Write]
It was really written as most, I think, books are by writers - for themselves. There was something that just had to be written, in a way that it had to be written. If you know what I mean. Norton Juster
[ Books Had Just Know Mean Most Really Something Themselves Think Way Writers Written]
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]
God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names. Dennis Potter
[ Even God Lazy Names New Such Think Up 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]
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]
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]
And then I met Jerry and he's such a creative fiction writer, and I don't know if there's ever been a team put together the way we are - where one person does the theological way out and suggestions, and the other person goes into the cave and does the fiction writing. Tim LaHaye
[ Been Cave Creative Does Ever Fiction Goes Into Jerry Know Met Other Out Person Put Such Suggestions Team Then Theological Together Way Where Writer Writing]
In fact, I think for a lot of writers, it's so hard to be read. Susie Bright
[ Fact Hard Lot Read Think 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]
I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be - not to have a 'career', but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal, a writer. Cynthia Ozick
[ Animal Born Career Obvious Straightforward Unmistakable Use Wanted Writer]
Nothing would make me happier if Peter Falk would finally win his Oscar for this. Not just as the writer but as a fan and a friend. It would be so great. Paul Reiser
[ Falk Fan Finally Friend Great Happier His Just Make Nothing Oscar Peter Win Would 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]
I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen. Steve Wozniak
[ Computer Had Laid Made Out Screen Set Should Think Tv Typewriter Video]
At times during high school and college I wished to be a sportswriter. Luke Ford
[ College During High School Sportswriter Times Wished]
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 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]
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]
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]
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not. Carl Van Vechten
[ Am Author Beauty Cat Cats Grace Inspiration Love Many Motion Much Mysticism Only Power Suggests Surprised Think Wonder Writers]
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]
There are some good songs, but not the kind of song-writing that I remember, that I like. Springsteen still does it. Paul Simon, and there are also good writers, but that doesn't dominate the charts. Jackie DeShannon
[ Also Charts Does Dominate Good Kind Paul Remember Simon Some Songs Springsteen Still Writers]
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]
Some writers would be kinder than others, I'm sure. Hopefully they might describe my techniques as a mixture of tried and tested formulas - if it aint broke don't fix it - and unexpected twists. Paul Kane
[ Broke Describe Fix Formulas Hopefully Kinder Might Mixture Others Some Sure Techniques Tested Than Tried Twists Unexpected Would Writers]
As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones. Steven Pinker
[ Claim Clones Commitment Empirical Equality Many Out Pointed Political Writers]
The so-called feminist writers were disgusted with me. I did my thing, and so I guess by feminist standards I'm a feminist. That suits me fine. Chrissie Hynde
[ Did Disgusted Feminist Fine Guess So-Called Standards Suits Thing Were Writers]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters. Neil Innes
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
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]
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 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]
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]
There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die. Sharon Olds
[ Alcoholism Books Die Encouraging Essays Fine Gives Hyde Lewis Poets Role Society Some Them Writers Written]
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter. Jean Cocteau
[ After Death His Journal Letter Long Reading Receiving Writer]
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. Richard Bach
[ Amateur Professional Quit Writer]
I think writers need windows on a view to remind them that a whole world is out there, not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale. Anne McCaffrey
[ Close Dealing Might Minutiae Need Out Remind Scale Them Think View Which Whole Windows World Writers]
Every writer I know has trouble writing. Joseph Heller
[ Every Know Trouble Writer Writing]
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]
Offhand, the only North American writers I can think of who have come from a background of rural poverty and gone on to write about it have been Negroes. Alden Nowlan
[ American Background Been Come Gone Negroes North Offhand Only Poverty Rural Think Write Writers]
I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me. Caroline B. Cooney
[ Come Easily Lucky Plots Writers]
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]
Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort. William Gibson Work
[ Also Bad Description Dreamers Dreaming Dreams Good Important Job Our Part Public Realists Science See Sort Well 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]
Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people Word is the thing that writers use these days. Miguel de Icaza
[ Days Latex Most Scientists Some Tex These Thing Use Word Writers]
Unlike the majority of the writers of his age, La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat; and this fact gives a peculiar tone to his work. Lytton Strachey
[ Age Aristocrat Fact Gives His La Majority Peculiar Tone Unlike Work Writers]
This homage has been rendered not to me - for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me - but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius. Henryk Sienkiewicz
[ Achievement Been Better Does Fertile Genius Homage Lack Polish Rendered Soil Than Writers]
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]
Travel definitely affects me as a writer. Anthony Doerr
[ Affects Definitely Travel Writer]
Since fantasy isn't about technology, the accelleration has no impact at all. But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors. I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher! Terri Windling
[ Changed Editors England Fantasy Get Impact Live Lives New Publisher Since Technology Work Writers York]
You know, as a writer, I'm more of a listener than a writer, cuz if I hear something I will write it down. Jimmy Buffett
[ Cuz Down Hear Know Listener More Something Than Will Write Writer]
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]
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it. Tom Wolfe
[ Book Forget Reader Reads Reason Remember Writer Writes]
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]
There are professional negotiators working for the writers and the actors, but basically you've got the writers and actors negotiating against businessmen. That's why you get rhetoric. Dick Wolf
[ Actors Against Basically Businessmen Get Got Negotiating Professional Rhetoric Why Working Writers]
If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely. Don DeLillo
[ Being Central Dead Enjoy How Liberating Literature Lovely Margins Novel Outside Perception Told Were Work Would Writer]
The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. Robert Frost
[ Ear Only Reader True Writer]
Most writers can write, most rock 'n rollers cannot. Andrew Eldritch
[ Cannot Most Rock Rollers Write Writers]
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]
Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone. Susan Sontag
[ Able After Alone Been Day Depends Every Having Precisely Room Sit Volume Writer Year]
I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work. Alain de Botton
[ Always Am Aspects Attention Boundaries Conscious Formal How Little Many Non-Fiction Pay Stretch Surprised Their Trying Work Writers Writing]
I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged. David Guterson
[ Aware Being Book Challenged Did Expectation Fail Falter First Increased Inevitably Live Never Next Pleases Prior Promise Sense Simply Stage Successful Their Up Way Writers]
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends. Friedrich Nietzsche
[ Also Friends Good His Only Own Possesses Spirit Writer]
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]
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'm always amazed by writers who tell me they plan everything at the beginning. I feel their writing days must be very bland. Rose Tremain
[ Always Amazed Beginning Bland Days Everything Feel Must Plan Tell Their Very Writers Writing]
I've never seen myself as a fantasy writer - ever. Jonathan Carroll
[ Ever Fantasy Myself Never Seen Writer]
Never the less, at the age of fifteen, having never seen a writer, a poet, a publisher or a magazine editor, and having only the vaguest ideas of procedure, I began working on the profession I had chosen. Robert E. Howard
[ Age Began Chosen Editor Fifteen Had Having Ideas Less Magazine Never Only Poet Procedure Profession Publisher Seen Working 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]
Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half. Lorenz Hart
[ Books Could Half Never Painters Paintings Tell Writers]
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]
The waste basket is the writer's best friend. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Basket Best Friend Waste Writer]
Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there. Don DeLillo
[ End Every Finally Gets How Know Learns Sentence Truth Waiting Writer]
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum. Arthur Eddington
[ Army Books British Might Monkeys Museum Typewriters Were Write]
You need the words, you need the script, you need the material, you need the commitment, you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers, we depend on producers, directors depend on us and once things are in the divine order as they happen. Nia Long
[ Commitment Depend Directors Divine Happen Material Need Once Order Passion Producers Script Things Us Words Writers]
Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard. Susie Bright
[ Books Enormous Experience Finding Get Heard Just More Much Pleasure Reading Unusual Want Writers]
The same issue is happening on a show like Everybody Loves Raymond now, which is in its eighth year and struggling to come up with good stories. It'll be interesting to see how they do. The bottom line is, it starts with the writers and ends with the writers. William Devane
[ Bottom Come Eighth Ends Everybody Good Happening How Interesting Issue Line Loves Now Raymond Same See Show Starts Stories Struggling Up Which Writers Year]
I've been a writer for 42 years and, yes, it is a full time job for me. Not a hobby, but serious work. Donald McKay
[ Been Full Hobby Job Serious Time Work Writer Years Yes]
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]
As I look over my work, I mean every time I look over my early work, I see, yes, I could do that then and then I could do that and that... That may be the hardest thing for a writer, at least for a poet, to tell what the identity of his work is. Kenneth Koch
[ Could Early Every Hardest His Identity Least Look May Mean Over Poet See Tell Then Thing Time Work Writer Yes]
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here. Quentin Tarantino
[ Few Here Inside Little Reveal Saying Secrets Should Tell Truth Voice Writer]
There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers. Dorothy Fields
[ Accountants Careers Doctors Enough Lady Lawyers More Reason Same Songwriters Time Women]
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]
I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen. J. M. Synge
[ Blotting Comes Give Good Kind Pen Reading Scholar Writer]
A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus. Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning. Paul Muni
[ Act Actor Attic Bus Camera Cement Sharp Some Stage Stick Top Turning Wet Words Write Writer]
The first thing is that we're being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks. John Frankenheimer
[ Attacked Attacks Being Both Diminish Director First Frontal Groups Guild Importance Producers Side Strength These Thing Through Trying Writers]
Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they're on a tour. Neil Gaiman
[ Better Much Rock Roll Stars Than Tour Writers]
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]
The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps. Jim Harrison
[ Advice Also Aspiring Garlic Give Helps Life Only Red Unless Whole Willing Wine Writers Your]
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]
Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories. Daniel Keys Moran
[ Actors Good Liars Memories Writers]
I just have a thing for writers. Maybe it because I'm just so not a writer. Patricia Clarkson
[ Because Just Maybe Thing Writer Writers]
Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other. Nora Roberts
[ Action Any Characters Come Elements Emotion Love Motivation Other Reaction Requires Same Scene Writer Writing]
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]
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 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]
And, of course, some SF is set close enough to here and now that Anglo and European do apply. Since many of the writers come from those backgrounds, so does much of the fiction. Stanley Schmidt
[ Anglo Apply Backgrounds Close Come Course Does Enough European Fiction Here Many Much Now Set Sf Since Some Those Writers]
Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form. Irwin Shaw
[ Begin Fiction Form Likely More Short Try 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]
I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New York worked as a musician too, but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema. Jim Jarmusch
[ Back Came Cinema Found Get More Musician New Starting Too Wanted Worked Writer Writing York]
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]
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]
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]
Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive. Leland Stanford
[ Control Creation Declared Delusive Direct Distribution Duty Economy Encourage First Many Nation Political Science Second Such Theories Upon Wealth Writers]
I certainly don't think I would have been asked to pose for Rage if I wasn't a known writer. Poppy Z. Brite
[ Asked Been Certainly Known Pose Rage Think Would Writer]
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter. James A. Michener
[ Excellent Good Very Writer]
Some writers hate to go to trials, but I love trials. Ann Rule
[ Go Hate Love Some Trials Writers]
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]
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]
I had to wait for a long time before I could support myself with writing. However, being a writer is what I have most wanted to be, from the time I was a child. Margaret Mahy
[ Before Being Child Could Had However Long Most Myself Support Time Wait Wanted Writer Writing]
At a magazine, everything you do is edited by a bunch of people, by committee, and a lot of them are, were, or think of themselves as writers. Part of that is because magazines worry about their voice. Chuck Klosterman
[ Because Bunch Committee Edited Everything Lot Magazine Magazines Part Their Them Themselves Think Voice Were Worry Writers]
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]
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]
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]
In sheer genius Pascal ranks among the very greatest writers who have lived upon this earth. And his genius was not simply artistic; it displayed itself no less in his character and in the quality of his thought. Lytton Strachey
[ Among Artistic Character Displayed Earth Genius Greatest His Itself Less Lived Quality Ranks Sheer Simply Thought Upon Very Writers]
Writers don't have to keep themselves honest. They have to keep themselves accurate. John Metcalf
[ Accurate Honest Keep Themselves Writers]
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 same tools that make any writer good, plus a cheerful willingness to suspend belief. Fred Saberhagen
[ Any Belief Cheerful Good Make Plus Same Suspend Tools Willingness Writer]
Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders. Walter Bagehot
[ Divided Into Teeth Writers]
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]
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]
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them. W. H. Auden
[ Believe Double Him May Most Must Never Often Readers Relation Standard Them Unfaithful Writer]
Almost every band has somebody who's the main songwriter and who has a vision, a very clear idea of how a song should be. Stephen Malkmus
[ Almost Band Clear Every How Idea Main Should Somebody Song Songwriter Very Vision]
Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers. Logan P. Smith
[ Generation Only Readers Span Will Writers]
If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough. Shel Silverstein
[ Cartoonist Enough Feels Find His Look Out Really Want Work Writer]
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]
Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers. Toni Morrison
[ American Being Called Enjoy Native Some Writers]
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight. Edna Ferber
[ Rarely Read Seen Should Sight 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]
I think it takes about a million words to make a writer. I mean that you're going to throw away. Jerry Pournelle
[ Away Going Make Mean Million Takes Think Throw Words Writer]
I'm one of those writers who tends to be really good at making outlines and sticking to them. I'm very good at doing that, but I don't like it. It sort of takes a lot of the fun out. Neil Gaiman
[ Doing Fun Good Lot Making Out Outlines Really Sort Sticking Takes Tends Them Those Very Writers]
It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle. Christine Lavin
[ Believe Business Constant Down Goals Got Losing Person Same Setting Sight Songs Songwriter Struggle Think Time Trying Writing Your]
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]
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]
They're hit writers. They're gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose. Willa Ford
[ Ago Been Chose Could Gonna Hit Know Maybe Neptunes Now Out Path Put Single Top Wanted Whether Write Writers Writing Year]
Well, in features, and in writing especially, it's often the style of the writer comes in. Kurt Loder
[ Comes Especially Features Often Style Well Writer Writing]
The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible. Toni Cade Bambara
[ Irresistible Job Make Revolution Writer]
Sean's a great, great writer. Robin Wright Penn
[ Great Sean Writer]
There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings. Quentin Crisp
[ Becoming Evenings First Know Long Money Need Reasons Say Second Should Something Think Third Three Winter World Writer]
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've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days. Walter Jon Williams
[ Block Days Experienced Few More Never Than Writer]
I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work. Harold Ramis
[ Always Claim Director Done Percent Work Writer]
What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy. Salman Rushdie
[ Destroy Easily Make Power Room Solitude Something Writer]
I allowed the scriptwriter to come to my parties for research and it's a good thing he did otherwise I don't think Personal Services would've been so good. Cynthia Payne
[ Allowed Been Come Did Good Otherwise Parties Personal Research Services Thing Think Would]
The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine! Ricky Martin
[ Community Every Gay Get Going Heterosexual Him Homosexual Journalist Life Living Make Mine Pray Stop Straight Talk Them Thinks Wants Writer]
In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty is your lack of control as a writer. Terry Southern
[ Control Difficulty Film Lack Sense Superior Writer Your]
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]
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]
Mystery writers' conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome. Anne Perry
[ Advance Been Conventions Deal Excellent Extraordinarily Extremely Given Good Lot Made Mystery Out Prepared Skill Their Thought Time Us Usually Welcome Well Wit 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]
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]
In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties, and I have many friends at university. It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary. That's terribly important, especially for a writer. Mary Wesley
[ Best Eighties Especially Fifties Friends Important Keeps Many Terribly Their University Up Vocabulary Writer Young]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title. Len Wein
[ Concern Could Good How Look Make Only Themselves Title Unfortunately Whose Writers]
My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer. Taylor Caldwell
[ Being Laugh Relatives Talked Used Writer]
It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion. Noah Webster
[ Bible Christian Citizens Correct Desire Early Genuine New Our Particularly Principles Religion Republican Should Sincere Source Testament Understand Writer]
You have to pretend to live in those clothes that they lived in, to live within the climate that they had then. You have to imagine with the help, obviously, of all the other technicians that are around - the writer, the director, the other actors. Derek Jacobi
[ Actors Around Climate Clothes Director Had Help Imagine Live Lived Obviously Other Pretend Technicians Then Those Within Writer]
Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die! Luigi Pirandello
[ Because Born Character Created Creation Death Die Even Instrument Laugh Luck Man Never Whoever Will Writer]
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 had always wanted to be a writer who confused genre boundaries and who was read in multiple contexts. Jonathan Lethem
[ Always Boundaries Confused Contexts Genre Had Multiple Read Wanted Writer]
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]
Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write. Nicholas Sparks
[ Above Close Door Drafts Either Ever First Important Impression Letter Mess Mine Most Open Page Pitch Sales Single Took Two Unpublished Up Weeks Will Write Writer]
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]
I'm the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. V. S. Naipaul
[ Kind Other Reading Think Writer]
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]
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]
It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers. James Payn
[ Agree Allowances Am Apt Aware Certain Empty Great Indeed Make Ones Present Profane Reprehensible Sacred Stomachs Think Though Venture Very Well Were 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]
This was something that was obsessing me and creating a writer's block. To get involved and get stuck in, get the proper information about what's going on has really helped. Thom Yorke
[ Block Creating Get Going Helped Information Involved Proper Really Something Stuck Writer]
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes. Karl Kraus
[ Ability Any Deadline Express Ideas Improved Journalist More Person Skill Them Time Whose Without Worse Writer Writes]
I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com. Piers Anthony
[ Amazon Any Book Booksellers Com Cost Free Get Internet Maintain Nominal Now Ongoing Possible Published Publishing Sale Self Survey 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]
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. Marianne Moore
[ Almost Any Himself Honest Others Overwhelmingly Please Pleasing Sure Writer]
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]
The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon. Robert Benchley
[ Biggest Changing Necessity Obstacle Professional Ribbon Typewriter Writing]
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]
When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression. Antonio Tabucchi
[ Army Case First Foreign Intellectuals Invasion Magazines Newspapers Repression Targets Writers]
Writers, as they gain success, feel like outsiders because writers don't come together in real groups. Anne Rice
[ Because Come Feel Gain Groups Outsiders Real Success Together Writers]
Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers. Jimmy Griffin
[ Acoustic Bass Dorsey Fabulous Guitar Johnny Played Singers Songwriters Steel Together Upright Well Were]
I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier. Dick Schaap
[ Ball Because Carrier Could Curve Hit Jump Loved Opposing Shot Sports Sportswriter Wanted]
One of the most interesting aspects of the film project was collaborating with so many people - directors, filmmakers, and writers - over a five-year period. I learned that there are two components to this. Yo-Yo Ma
[ Aspects Collaborating Components Directors Film Filmmakers Five-Year Interesting Learned Many Most Over Period Project Two Writers]
Writers are not always right however, but then again, I've been on shows where the actors have complete control and change everything and it's terrible. William Devane
[ Actors Again Always Been Change Complete Control Everything However Right Shows Terrible Then Where Writers]
The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it. Roald Dahl
[ Drink His Needs Out Walks Wants Writer]
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]
Being rewarded for anything other than the quality of their work is the fastest way to screw-up a writer-and it isn't only new ones who suffer from that. Greg Egan
[ Anything Being Fastest New Ones Only Other Quality Rewarded Suffer Than Their Way Work]
And I think one way or another it's evident to those who work with me that as a writer, a director, a friend, as somebody's there that's very anxious to get the movie made. Robert Towne
[ Another Anxious Director Evident Friend Get Made Movie Somebody Think Those Very Way Work Writer]
Here I am, where I ought to be. A writer must have a place where he or she feels this, a place to love and be irritated with. Louise Erdrich
[ Am Feels Here Irritated Love Must Ought Place She Where Writer]
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]
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]
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]
The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Art Doubts His Own Questions Story Values Writer]
Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent. James A. Baldwin
[ Against Any Born Conspiracy Cultivation Feels His Into Less Nothing Suppose Talent Than Which World Writer]
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]
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]
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]
Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or... So everybody understands the hours. Julie Benz
[ Actor Agent Angeles Director Everybody Hours Los Oh Producer Understands Well Writer]
I still can't quite believe it. Although there was something about the fact that it was a first-time writer, a first-time producer, and a first-time director all at the same time. Sam Mendes
[ Although Believe Director Fact First-Time Producer Quite Same Something Still Time Writer]
Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together. Roger McGough
[ Alone Became Because Carrying Different Easier Even Feel Made Other Part Poet Poets Scene Sometimes Think Though Together Very Were Worth Writers Yes]
I love writers all across the board, but one who influenced me very directly at the beginning was Mary Renault. Tanith Lee
[ Across Beginning Board Directly Influenced Love Mary Very Writers]
Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion. Walter Jon Williams
[ Being Choice Compulsion Irresistible Never Writer]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
This writer, and all others of his stamp, should remember that the colonies are now in a state of revolt and rebellion against their rightful sovereign. James Chalmers
[ Against Colonies His Now Others Rebellion Remember Revolt Rightful Should Sovereign Stamp State Their Writer]
I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director. William Shatner
[ Comedian Director Entertainer Performer 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]
Although I've said a million times that I'm not a horror writer, I do like horror. Dean Koontz
[ Although Horror Million Said Times 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]
I kind of thought the writers were starting to take Taylor and make her kind of down and dirty. Hunter Tylo
[ Dirty Down Her Kind Make Starting Take Taylor Thought Were Writers]
American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous. Don DeLillo
[ American Dangerous Live Margins More Ought Stand Writers]
We only had enough money really to cut 10 things and be in there for a month because it's expensive, you know. And, singer/songwriters, today are lucky if they can get a deal, you know. So, we actually worked so fast that we really cut 20 things. Graham Nash
[ Actually Because Cut Deal Enough Expensive Fast Get Had Know Lucky Money Month Only Really Singer Songwriters Things Today Worked]
I think it is probably more important to attend specialized conventions for a journeyman writer than any other, but it's useful at all stages of a career, if for nothing else, to find out how the industry is working at any given time. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
[ Any Attend Career Conventions Else Find Given How Important Industry Journeyman More Nothing Other Out Probably Specialized Stages Than Think Time Useful Working Writer]
In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as, by virtue of his or her occupation, a sage, someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life. J. M. Coetzee
[ Authoritative Belongs Conception Could Days Her His Institutional Life Literature Moral Occupation Offer Our Prize Sage Someone Still Thought Times Virtue Well Word Writer]
My sensibility steers me toward writers who are out on their own. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ Out Own Sensibility Steers Their Toward Writers]
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space. Joyce Carol Oates
[ Because Behind Car Doing Driving Housework Locate Matter Silence Space Still Walking Wall Writer Writing Yourself]
Literature is always trying to show other parts of this immense universe in which we live. It's endless. I'm sure there will be other writers who will discover new worlds. Nathalie Sarraute
[ Always Discover Endless Immense Literature Live New Other Parts Show Sure Trying Universe Which Will Worlds Writers]
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]
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]
When I look back at it, I'm mostly amazed at how poorly it was shot. David Kelley is a great writer, and I thought the scripts were great, but it just looks so cheap. Peter Berg
[ Amazed Back Cheap David Great How Just Kelley Look Looks Mostly Poorly Scripts Shot Thought Were 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]
I quit my job, and went ashore to become a writer. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Ashore Become Job Quit Went Writer]
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]
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]
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]
They say great themes make great novels. but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women. John O'Hara
[ Great Greater Make Men Novels Say Than Theme Themes These Understand Women Writers Young]
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]
First and foremost, I consider myself a songwriter. Kenny Chesney
[ Consider First Foremost Myself Songwriter]
It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection. Antonio Tabucchi
[ Cast Doubt Intellectuals Job Perfection Writers]
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]
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]
Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard. Daphne du Maurier
[ Heard Neither Nor Read Seen Should 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]
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]
If I have any regrets, I could say that I'm sorry I wasn't a better writer or a better singer. Patti Smith
[ Any Better Could Regrets Say Singer Sorry 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]
I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it. Roger Angell
[ Afraid Baseball Because Box Death Faking Go Into Knew Players Press Really Scared Talk Thought Want 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing. Mary Oliver
[ Begins Duty Feelings Intensely Line Love Observing Our Own Powers Things Think Very Writers]
I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Actually Anything Book Dreaming Fun Get Got Lost Never Number Talking Track Very Want Won Write Writers Writing Written]
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing. Antonia Fraser
[ Concern Major Prison 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]
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]
There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors. Stephen Ambrose
[ Editors Good Many More Out Than Writers]
Although I write screenplays, I don't think I'm a very good writer. George Lucas
[ Although Good Screenplays Think Very Write 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]
A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not. Len Wein
[ Buying Matter Period Someone Work Writer Writes Your]
There were five writers on Blazing Saddles. Dom DeLuise
[ Blazing Five Were Writers]
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. Jessamyn West
[ Alone Complete Enemies Family Friends Must Natural Occupation Savage Slightly Society Solitary Sustain Undertaking Uninterrupted Writer Writing]
Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something. Laurie Anderson
[ Art Assumes Because Better Did Does Learn Lives Make Mean Our Should Something Summarize Teach Thinking Us Very Want Way Writers]
You're in the business - when you're a writer, producer, director - to get ratings. Norman Lear
[ Business Director Get Producer Ratings 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]
Stargate by far is the top of the pile when it comes to Sci-Fi. The quality is great. They have really good writers, production design, lighting, wardrobe. Corin Nemec
[ Comes Design Far Good Great Lighting Pile Production Quality Really Sci-Fi Stargate Top Wardrobe Writers]
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]
Words are the basic tools, if you are a writer. But why? Why do you choose one set of tools rather than another? James D. Houston
[ Another Basic Choose Rather Set Than Tools Why Words Writer]
As a very experienced writer once told me, 'It's in the rewrites'. Tom Skerritt
[ Experienced Once Rewrites Told Very 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]
I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. V. S. Naipaul
[ Am Kind Other Reading Think Writer]
Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers. Brian Lumley
[ Business Entertain Entertainment Gives Lots Pleasure Readers Writers]
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]
My father was a writer and an acting teacher. Noah Hathaway
[ Acting Father Teacher 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]
I don't believe in kicking away ladders. By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer, small magazines that didn't pay anything, and that sort of thing. George Woodcock
[ Anything Ascended Away Believe Kicking Ladders Magazines Mean Pay Small Sort Thing Which Writer Young]
When they do bring on new people, it's good for the show. It's like getting a new toy. The writers enjoy it because it's a whole new character that they can write for, one that they aren't used to writing for. They can try different things. Mark-Paul Gosselaar
[ Because Bring Character Different Enjoy Getting Good New Show Things Toy Try Used Whole Write Writers Writing]
What I always meant by that was that I do believe that a lot of directors, and writers, and sometimes producers just lose their edge because they haven't seen anybody or talked to anybody or been with anybody who isn't a kind of replica of themselves for a long period of time. Buck Henry
[ Always Anybody Because Been Believe Directors Edge Haven Just Kind Long Lose Lot Meant Period Producers Replica Seen Sometimes Talked Their Themselves Time Writers]
Well, so far, at least, my own ideas always take priority over those of other writers. As long as the well doesn't run dry, I imagine this will be the case. Todd Solondz
[ Always Case Dry Far Ideas Imagine Least Long Other Over Own Priority Run Take Those Well Will Writers]
It's probably why I'm a short story writer. I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form, in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time. Tobias Wolff
[ Around Form Grew Narrative Past Probably Remember Short Stories Story Tend Things Time Told Up Why Writer]
People die from typewriters falling on their heads. Jonathan Davis
[ Die Falling Heads Their Typewriters]
What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature? And us... what good are we if we don't help as much as we can in that destruction? Julio Cortazar
[ Destroy Destruction Good Help Literature Much Us Writer]
The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized the apprenticeship of a writer. Russell Banks
[ Apprenticeship Best Programs Rationalized Thing Writer Writing]
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]
As a male writer, women are always what men pursue, and their world is always a mystery. So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women's worlds. Gao Xingjian
[ Always Male Many Men Mystery Possible Present Pursue Their Tried Views Women World Worlds Writer]
People have no idea what a hard job it is for two writers to be friends. Sooner or later you have to talk about each other's work. Anatole Broyard
[ Each Friends Hard Idea Job Later Other Sooner Talk Two Work Writers]
It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave. Anatole Broyard
[ American Back Forever Leave Literature Lives Looking Love Nostalgia Our Paradoxes Wait Writers]
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]
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]
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]
No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect. It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake. Walter Lang
[ Bible Direct Holy Miraculous Mistake Operation Perfect Portion Spirit Without Writer Wrote]
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]
Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in. Florence King
[ Always Metaphors Nothing Say Strain Writers]
A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow. Johann G. Hamann
[ After Being Danger Day Hurry Misunderstood Runs Today Tomorrow Understood 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]
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]
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. Mel Brooks
[ Ability Being Characters Every Give Him His Human Hundreds Identities Living Names Other Personalities Relate Separate Skin Talent Their Them Under Writer]
The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre. Robin Gibb
[ Always Bee Been Black Changing Difficult Favourite Gees Genre Heavily Influenced Music Never Out Pick Songwriter Soul Styles Up Were]
By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication. Ralph Ellison
[ Affirmed After Communication Critics Form Gave Identity Importance Know Large Might Others Readers Sense Utmost Within Writer Writing Yourself]
But he knew people and he was head writer for Have Gun Will Travel, and if you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west, we can say the same lines. Majel Barrett
[ Did Early Going Gun Head Knew Lines Put Same Say Star Those Took Train Travel Us Wagon Wardrobe West Western Will Writer]
There are writers who say they have no social responsibility except to write a good book, but that doesn't satisfy me. Sheri S. Tepper
[ Book Except Good Responsibility Satisfy Say Social Write Writers]
I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians. Rosanne Cash
[ Actors Daughters Musicians Writers]
If I have enough ego to say I'm a writer, a director, a producer, and an actor, I should have the energy and the knowledge to write a scene for this great actor named Henry Fonda and direct him in it and have it work. Peter Fonda
[ Actor Direct Director Ego Energy Enough Fonda Great Henry Him Knowledge Named Producer Say Scene Should Work Write Writer]
And you can tell the writers who do it - Robert Stone, for example, who with each new novel is doing something new. I appreciate that in other writers. Tobias Wolff
[ Appreciate Doing Each Example New Novel Other Robert Something Stone Tell Writers]
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]
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]
If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies. William Faulkner
[ Any Grecian Hesitate His Ladies Mother Number Ode Old Rob Will Worth 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]
There are numerous cases of that, where one of our writers discovers another writer whom he likes, and we then take that book on. So it's a very close relationship. We can do that because we're so small. James Laughlin
[ Another Because Book Cases Close Discovers Likes Numerous Our Relationship Small Take Then Very Where Whom Writer Writers]
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]
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. Neil Gaiman
[ Being Between Bored Daydreaming Difference Doing Get Ideas Notice Only Other Time Writers]
There's a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers and writers that are Latin too. Benicio Del Toro
[ Filmmakers Latin Latinos Lot Now Right Too Writers]
The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other. Ernest Hemingway
[ Book Damn Enough Good His Life Lucky May Only Other Overhear Parts Something Whole Wreck 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 grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre. Christopher Durang
[ Grew Theatre Up Wanting Writer]
Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. E. M. Forster
[ Evil Goodness Make Only Readable Sense Writer]
Traditionally, songwriters can't sing. And that holds true in my case, also. John Phillips
[ Also Case Holds Sing Songwriters Traditionally True]
I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas. Orson Scott Card
[ Everything First Ground Ideas Important Magazines New Proving Realized Sci-Fi Showed Up Writers]
Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers. Emile M. Cioran
[ Philosophers Professors Thinkers Write Writers]
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]
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 think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published. Greg Egan
[ Everywhere Get Need New Opportunities Published Think Writers]
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]
I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten. Francis Ford Coppola
[ American Another Bizarre Done Fired Flag Forgotten Front Gives Had Hired Opening Patton Script Speech Stands Ultimately Up Very Where Writer Wrote]
When I was about 14 or 15 I decided to become a writer and never for a moment since have I wanted to do anything else. Tobias Wolff
[ Anything Become Decided Else Moment Never Since Wanted Writer]
He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah, that I was in town because I'd won this contest. He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit, and started singing 'When it's time to relax, one beer stands clear... ' Arthur Godfrey
[ Asked Because Beer Clear Contest Gonna His Hit Okay Play Relax Said Singing Songwriter Stands Started Then Time Town Won Yeah]
The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps. Robert Benchley
[ Freelance Man Paid Per Perhaps Piece Word Writer]
My first thought when I came here was that I understood why there are so many great Irish writers - because there is something mystical in the air. There's always this cloudy, moody sky and it's challenging. Christopher Meloni
[ Air Always Because Came Challenging Cloudy First Great Here Irish Many Moody Mystical Sky Something Thought Understood Why Writers]
I get so used to working with writers that my prime occupation is development. Ridley Scott
[ Development Get Occupation Prime Used Working Writers]
The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire. Jeffery Deaver
[ Admire Best Learn Other Study Way Work Writers Writing]
But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember - that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer. Robert E. Howard
[ Earn Failure First Grandfathers His Just Living Man Pioneer Profession Remember Section Theirs Thing Were Whatever Writer]
I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one, or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself as a lifetime musician and songwriter. Bruce Springsteen
[ Always Know Lifetime Musician Myself Saw Songwriter Stages Would]
Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer. Georg C. Lichtenberg
[ Lie Make Nowadays Phrase Three Turns Witty Writer]
A typewriter is a means of transcribing thought, not expressing it. Marshall McLuhan
[ Expressing Means Thought Typewriter]
My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums. Jeremy London
[ Brother Drums Excellent Guitar Play Songwriter]
I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us - as actors, writers, directors. Jonathan Frakes
[ Actors Been Directors Double-Edged Star Think Trek Us Very Writers]
I am the worlds laziest writer. Oscar Peterson
[ Am Laziest Worlds Writer]
So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term, like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for their entire literary environment and subject matter. Donna Tartt
[ Commonly Entire Environment Faulkner Held Literary Matter Sense South Southern Subject Term Their Took 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]
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 wouldn't not want to be a director and write as I wouldn't not to want to be a writer and direct movies. Walter Hill
[ Direct Director Movies Want 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]
I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger. Buchi Emecheta
[ Always Another Because Better Children Doing Everything Just Kitchen Large Messing More Next Now Pop Rather Room Still Than Typewriter Up Value Wash Were Write Writing Younger]
I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind. Judy Davis
[ Actresses Always Better Dealing Generally Had Inject Male Mind More Much Possibly Role Roles Than Think Truth Trying Writer Written]
I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music. Kevin Bacon
[ Albums Brother Live Made Melodic Music Singer-Songwriter Studio Three]
The songwriter mustn't fall in love with his own song. If it doesn't belong, he can't push it into a show. Let him save it; maybe it'll fit in another show. Dorothy Fields
[ Another Belong Fall Fit Him His Into Love Maybe Mustn Own Push Save Show Song Songwriter]
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]
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]
Since then, I have just read and read - but, that said, I suppose there is a raft of writers to whom I return again and again, not so much because I want to write like them, even if I were capable of it, but simply for a sort of stylistic shot in the arm. Penelope Lively
[ Again Arm Because Capable Even Just Much Raft Read Return Said Shot Simply Since Sort Stylistic Suppose Them Then Want Were Whom Write 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Writers never feel comfortable having labels attached to them, however accurate they are. Jonathan Coe
[ Accurate Attached Comfortable Feel Having However Labels Never Them Writers]
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]
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. Voltaire
[ Another Borrowed Imitation Judicious Most Nothing Original Originality 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]
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]
Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia. Piers Anthony
[ Assuming Because Call Different Distrust Done Folk Go Good Healthy How Indeed Know Movie Paranoia Princess Rose Should Something Think Tv Way Will Writers Wrong]
I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does. You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint. You're a writer because this is what you do. Richard Price
[ Anyone Arts Because Choice Does Feel Paint Painter Write Writer]
Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already. Cy Coleman
[ Already Artist Credits Enough Figured Had Since Solo Songs Well 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]
There are times when the writers ask us to improvise. Sometimes the animators are inspired by what you do, and sometimes you are inspired by what the animators do. Dan Castellaneta
[ Animators Ask Improvise Inspired Sometimes Times Us Writers]
A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns. P. L. Travers
[ After Book Half His Learns Only Other Reader Writer]
A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are. Bruce Boxleitner
[ Actors Basically Storyteller Writers]
The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration, and feign innocence vis a vis language, because language is never innocent. Juan Goytisolo
[ Abandon Because Cannot Feign Himself Innocence Innocent Inspiration Language Never Simply Writer]
I've basically thought of myself as a writer, whether I was or not. Bob Schieffer
[ Basically Myself Thought Whether Writer]
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]
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]
I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Fulton J. Sheen
[ Also Feel Four John Luke Mark Matthew Pay Time Tribute Writers]
The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors. Vernor Vinge
[ Creative Dilemma Endeavors Felt Fiction Other Perceived Science Will Writers]
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]
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 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]
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken. Paul Valery
[ Impeccable Mistaken Never Only Poe 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 don't think I would have been a writer if I hadn't been a mother. I wanted to construct something that contained some of these feelings that I had, some of these discoveries or revelations. Carol Shields
[ Been Construct Contained Discoveries Feelings Had Hadn Mother Revelations Some Something These Think Wanted Would 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]
For a country to have a great writer is like having another government. That's why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. Alexander Solzhenitsyn
[ Another Country Ever Government Great Having Loved Minor Ones Only Regime Why Writer Writers]
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]
I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical between me and the paper, including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain pen between me and the paper. Shelby Foote
[ Anything Between Even Fountain Including Mechanical Paper Pen Typewriter Want]
I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular "ism," but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence. John Metcalf
[ Aesthetic Approach Become Committed Excellence Gathering Literature Lust Movement Particular Press Something Together Wanted Writers]
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]
The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography - will always have this incompleteness. V. S. Naipaul
[ Always Autobiography Biography Even Incompleteness Will 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]
I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Believe Between Bit Conformity Consider Exquisite Heart Little Live Moving Night Outside Society Terribly Themselves Unless 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 love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer. Bjork
[ Also Being Explorer Love Personal Scientist Singer-Songwriter Very]
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]
The hack songwriter will write the absolute truth every single word, whether it makes a great song or not. Paul Westerberg
[ Absolute Every Great Hack Makes Single Song Songwriter Truth Whether Will Word Write]
Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy. Connie Willis
[ Ever Happy Neurotic Too Writers]
I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity. Brian Aldiss
[ Always Am Being Component Identity Integral Part Published Regarded Well Writer]
As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease. Oliver Goldsmith
[ Arise Attaining Become Desire Ease Greatest Indolent Knowledge More Must Natural Necessarily Numerous Possible Readers Whence 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]
Since signing with Universal, I have been working closely with Gary Ross, the director, producer and screenwriter. We have spent many hours on the phone, and I've been sending him information and items that have been useful to the writing process. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Been Closely Director Gary Him Hours Information Items Many Phone Process Producer Ross Screenwriter Sending Signing Since Spent Universal Useful Working Writing]
I never thought about being a writer as I grew up. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be. An outfielder was something to be. Most of what I know about style I learned from Roberto Clemente. John Sayles
[ Being Grew Know Learned Most Never Outfielder Roberto Something Style Thought Up Wanted Writer]
My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer. John Sebastian
[ Classical Father Mother Musician Writer]
It's well known that actors are lousy writers. Richard Grant
[ Actors Known Lousy Well Writers]
At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded. Irwin Shaw
[ Being Height Hounded Mccarthy Period Were Writers]
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]
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]
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]
I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers. But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation. Maeve Binchy
[ Am Buy Great Insane Obviously Pleased Popular Realize Such Take Vacation Very Writer Writers]
My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the European adventure story writers - Alexander Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, to name a few. Terry Brooks
[ Adventure Alexander Breakthrough Discovered European Few Louis Name Reader Robert Scott Sir Stevenson Story Walter Writers]
The writer is the engineer of the human soul. Joseph Stalin
[ Engineer Human Soul Writer]
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]
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]
I read, therefore I'm interested in writers. Philip Kaufman
[ Interested Read Therefore Writers]
The Onion Field made a real writer. And then I knew it was over, I couldn't be a cop anymore. Joseph Wambaugh
[ Anymore Cop Field Knew Made Onion Over Real Then Writer]
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 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]
Writers always know whether you like them or not. Leslie Fiedler
[ Always Know Them Whether Writers]
Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words. Steven Bochco
[ Being Communication Film Good Requires Screenwriter Television Understanding Way Words]
I tend to have an odd split in my mind: I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing thing is OK and I'm happy with it, then I put on my actor's hat. John Cleese
[ Actor Happy Hat Look Mind Odd Ok Put Split Tend Then Thing Writer Writing]
I didn't need to borrow money from the record company, because if I had my own publishing company, and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and do whatever I wanted to do. Solomon Burke
[ Because Borrow Company Enough Get Had Money Need Own Publishing Record Wanted Whatever Writers]
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs. Christopher Hampton
[ Asking Critics Dogs Feels Thinks Working Writer]
My Panasonic typewriter can make graphs. It types in four different colors. Heather O'Rourke
[ Colors Different Four Make Types Typewriter]
I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general. Eric Brown
[ Fascination Figures General Genre Less Than Think Writers]
Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works. Jim Harrison
[ Because Concepts How Most Publishing Totally Unrealistic Works Writers]
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 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]
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]
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]
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits. Ann Beattie
[ Assume Everything Nobody Writer]
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]
The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live. Flannery O'Connor
[ Able Cannot Choose Live Make Writer Writes]