Quotations that match 'writer'.

Listen to advice. You don't know how many writer's conferences I've taught at where at least half the audience fights all the conventions of the field. Jane Haddam
[ Advice Audience Conferences Conventions Field Fights Half How Know Least Listen Many Taught Where Writer]
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
[ Author Comes Destroy Down Everything Head His Into Judge Most Own Pity Put Sit Stuff Then Without Worth Writer Your]
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]
Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write.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Close Door Drafts Either Ever First Important Impression Letter Mess Mine Most Open Page Pitch Sales Single Took Two Unpublished Up Weeks Will Write Writer]
I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published. Lynn Abbey
[ Any Being Cast Constrained Fantasy Genre Get Imagine Novel Probably Published Story Writer]
The writer works in a lonely way. Irwin Shaw
[ Lonely Way Works Writer]
I'm either going to be a writer or a bum. Carl Sandburg
[ Bum Either Going Writer]
Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn't a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful. Jack Vance
[ Clark Had His Imagination Smith Talented Tales Then Very Weird Wild Wonderful Writer Wrote]
I wanted to become a writer. I enjoyed reading as a child. Goh Chok Tong
[ Become Child Enjoyed Reading Wanted Writer]
I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block. R. L. Stine
[ Block Characters Could Each Etc Look Personality Possible Their Way Writer]
Any writer worth the name is always getting into one thing or getting out of another thing. Fannie Hurst
[ Always Another Any Getting Into Name Out Thing Worth Writer]
Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet. It's enough to make you lose your mind day by day. Richard Price
[ Alphabet Day Enough Letters Lose Make Mind Rearranging Spend Three Writers Years Your]
A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than I thought they would because of recording, mixing, and because I probably didn't hear it that way. I'm not a songwriter. Charlie Watts
[ Because Better Hear Lot Mixing Our Probably Recording Songwriter Sounded Than Thought Tracks Way Would]
I'm an escapist kind of writer. Maeve Binchy
[ Escapist Kind Writer]
Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon. Maya Angelou
[ After Angelou Being Critics Heart Maya Natural Right Some Surgeon Which Will Write Writer]
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]
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 think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies. Poppy Z. Brite
[ Certain Cliched Effect Fiction Film Had Hollywood Horror Movies Out Particularly Slick Stuff Terrible Think Turning Writers]
I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper. Leslie Fiedler
[ Anything Been Cooper Had Here His James Man More Never Old Paper Put Signature Than Writer Writing Years]
Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars. Daniel Keys Moran
[ Born Good Liars Natural Ones Writers]
Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings. Stevie Nicks
[ Artist Changes Focus Go Kids Lover Meetings Pta Want Wife Writer Your]
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]
Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression. James A. Michener
[ Almost America China Country Creative Expression France Frontier Germany Idea Revere Russia Shudders Still Their 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]
I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Am British Only Spanish Writer Writes]
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]
Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there. Beverly Cleary
[ Good Here Need Out Plucking Writers]
I was never really a writer, I was always more of a performer. Mick Ronson
[ Always More Never Performer Really Writer]
Writers say many true things about their own experiences with publicity and promotion. Teresa Nielsen Hayden
[ Experiences Many Own Promotion Publicity Say Their Things True Writers]
Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Ayn Because Compassion Economical Fiction Her Huge Humor Impact Lousy Major Message Mind Off Passing Philosophical Rand Really She Some Virtually Writer Writers Writing]
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]
You get to Hollywood and you are in the land of big money where they don't like to see only one screenwriter's name. It's much better if you've got four or five. Nigel Kneale
[ Better Big Five Four Get Got Hollywood Land Money Much Name Only Screenwriter See Where]
Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden. Amy Tan
[ Burden Culture Onerous Placing Represent Responsibility 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 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]
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]
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]
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]
How that works is our first season was the year we had a threatened writers' strike, so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes, we did 30. We put 10 in the bank. Christopher Meloni
[ Bank Did Doing Episodes First Had How Instead Our Put Season Strike Threatened Works Writers Year]
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 idea that you're not a writer until you're published is a lie. Andrew Vachss
[ Idea Lie Published Until 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]
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]
Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer. Georg C. Lichtenberg
[ Lie Make Nowadays Phrase Three Turns Witty Writer]
I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing a book in the form of letters, I knew that I could do it quickly and easily. Laurence Housman
[ Always Been Book Could Easily First Form Knew Letters Long Ones Quickly Thought Writer Writing]
But it's for every writer to decide his own pace, and the pace varies with the writer and the work. Donna Tartt
[ Decide Every His Own Pace Varies Work Writer]
We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally. Ajay Naidu
[ Actors Actually Before Blood Contract Directors Emotionally Figure How Into Make Much Ourselves Out Projects Something Will Within Work Writers]
And thus it was that I started to wonder why Robert Burns is so important to us. We have other poets, and other writers, and other heroes, yet we do not afford them the veneration that we afford to Robert Burns. Len G. Murray
[ Afford Burns Heroes Important Other Poets Robert Started Them Thus Us Veneration Why Wonder Writers Yet]
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 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]
Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist. Cameron Crowe
[ Age Bangs Being Dave Fallen First Following Having Journalist Kind Learning Lester Love Marsh Movies Music Path Probably Rock Then Writers Writing Young]
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]
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. Isaac Asimov
[ Although Catastrophes Fiction Foresee Inevitable May Problems Science Solutions Writers]
To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding. Anatole Broyard
[ Disturbance Disturbed Greater Having Misunderstanding Misunderstood Peace Possibility Punishment Reader Writer]
The writer's language is to some degree the product of his own action; he is both the historian and the agent of his own language. Paul de Man
[ Action Agent Both Degree His Historian Language Own Product Some Writer]
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]
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]
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal. Martin Amis
[ Assumes Boldly Every Exemplary His Hopes Life Out Particular Sense Some Turn Universal Will Writer]
I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director. William Shatner
[ Comedian Director Entertainer Performer 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]
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]
A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not. Len Wein
[ Buying Matter Period Someone Work Writer Writes Your]
Many children's writers don't have children of their own. Mark Haddon
[ Children Many Own Their Writers]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Sean's a great, great writer. Robin Wright Penn
[ Great Sean Writer]
Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism. Audre Lorde
[ Any Black Circles Condemned Destructive Imposed Literary Outside Pale Quality Racism Silences Step Supposed Total Whatever Write Writers]
By the time I would have graduated, at 22, I was a writer and featured performer on Saturday Night Live. Sarah Silverman
[ Featured Graduated Live Night Performer Saturday Time Would Writer]
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright. Aaron Sorkin
[ Borrow Good Great Other Outright Steal Them 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]
I have Graham Greene's telephone number, but I wouldn't dream of using it. I don't seek out writers because we all want to be alone. Patricia Highsmith
[ Alone Because Dream Graham Greene Number Out Seek Telephone Using Want Writers]
You can't be too old to be a writer, but you can definitely be too young! Joanna Trollope
[ Definitely Old Too Writer Young]
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]
Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance. Nancy Pelosi
[ Artist Could Day Economy Health Insurance Job Keeping Order Photographer Their Think Where Without Worrying Writer]
I'm a fast writer. Terry McMillan
[ Fast Writer]
But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer. A. E. van Vogt
[ Alive Did Done Fits Order Really Somewhere Stay Thinking Thought Wanted Writer]
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]
Most producers I've known were writers first, and writing is a vital part of any game show. You could easily argue that the writing is the key ingredient that makes 'Jeopardy!' so great. Randy West
[ Any Argue Could Easily First Game Great Ingredient Jeopardy Key Known Makes Most Part Producers Show Vital Were Writers Writing]
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]
The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel. Norman Spinrad
[ Any Chooses Concerns Cultural Deal Given Literary Mode More Novel Psychological Relevant She Than Thematic Whatever Writer]
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]
I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along. Piers Anthony
[ Admit Along Annoyed Being Elsewhere England Fantasy Getting Good Had Harry Hope Light Many Novel Obvious Potter Published Read Readers See Soon Trouble Us Waiting Were Writers]
In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well. Alain de Botton
[ Also Because Britain Calling Competition Complete Day Envy Fool Here Into Just Live Oh Out Problems Put Run Someone Stuff Well Without Work Writer]
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]
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]
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 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]
Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory. Salman Rushdie
[ Both Fight Groups Images Make Natural Own Politicians Rivals Same Territory Their Try World Writers]
It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen. William Bernbach
[ Becomes Communicator Concerned Gets His How Human Insight Into Key Listen Nature Out Puts Read Reader Skill Student Therefore Whereas Writer Writings]
Occasionally a student writer comes up with something really beautiful and moving, and you won't know for years if it was an accident or the first burst of something wonderful. Howard Nemerov
[ Accident Beautiful Burst Comes First Know Moving Occasionally Really Something Student Up Won Wonderful Writer Years]
I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I'm underrated. Rick Springfield
[ Fans Heard Musicians Think Underrated Writers]
But I was, and still am, an avid reader and so when I first started I chose to photograph many of the great writers in this country to try and earn a living. Fay Godwin
[ Am Avid Chose Country Earn First Great Living Many Photograph Reader Started Still Try Writers]
The writers I respect the most had an undying commitment to a vision. Jewel Kilcher
[ Commitment Had Most Respect Vision Writers]
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]
I don't like political poetry, and I don't write it. If this question was pointing towards that, I think it is missing the point of the American tradition, which is always apolitical, even when the poetry comes out of politically active writers. Diane Wakoski
[ Active Always American Apolitical Comes Even Missing Out Poetry Point Pointing Political Politically Question Think Towards Tradition Which Write Writers]
The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation. Aharon Appelfeld
[ Become Civilization His Individuality Narrow-Minded Situation Tribe Very Voice Western 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]
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]
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language. Joseph Brodsky
[ Attitude Exists Form His Language Only Patriotism Toward Writer]
I remember being out here at the Sunset Marquis, and whoever knocked on the door, I would take that picture that I was writing and I would put that in the typewriter, so when I had the meeting, they would say: 'Oh, you're working on it right now?' John Sayles
[ Being Door Had Here Knocked Marquis Meeting Now Oh Out Picture Put Remember Right Say Sunset Take Typewriter Whoever Working Would Writing]
One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Explain How Lot Magic Magician Mundane Never Rules Then Trick Turns Works Writer]
Writers never get a very good deal in Hollywood. Richard O'Brien
[ Deal Get Good Hollywood Never Very Writers]
I've probably had my day in the sun. I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers. Harvey Pekar
[ Book Comic Day Had Influenced Lot Probably Sun Think Writers]
I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside. Barry Mann
[ Fear Inspired Just Most Think Until Wait Waiting Write Writers]
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]
When you combine something to say with the skill to say it properly, then you've got a good writer. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Combine Good Got Properly Say Skill Something Then Writer]
A writer's work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life; experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story. Eyvind Johnson
[ Been Experiences Exposed Groundwork Life Often Poem Reflects She Story Which Work Writer]
I think there are some songwriters who are just brilliant who can write and then I think there are some songwriters who can like me I have a problem writing chorus lyrics but I can write a song in a story like that. Charles King
[ Brilliant Chorus Just Lyrics Problem Some Song Songwriters Story Then Think Write Writing]
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]
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]
I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant. Tim Cahill
[ Anyone Arrogant Creatures Early God-Like Incredibly Never Opinion Say Striving Teenage Told Wanted Were Would Writer Writers Years]
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]
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]
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]
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]
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. Anton Chekhov
[ Cosmetic Dealer Entertainer Writer]
One thing I can tell you is this, that I am not a methodical writer. Wole Soyinka
[ Am Methodical Tell Thing Writer]
One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need. Piers Anthony
[ Block Muse Need Reason Suffer Summon Wait Writer]
So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions. Rick Moody
[ Also Books Dark Emotions Find Funny Human Range Really Sometimes Stuff True Want While Whole 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'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]
When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work, a lot can go wrong. It's like do-it-yourself dentistry. William Collins
[ Becomes Do-It-Yourself Go Her His Lot Own Reader Work Writer Wrong]
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]
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]
A literary critic is someone who can't write, but who loves to show he would have been a wonderful writer if only he could! Brian Lumley
[ Been Could Critic Literary Loves Only Show Someone Wonderful Would Write Writer]
We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that. Kevin J. Anderson
[ Anything Around Balcony Blowing Bottle Conversations Fiction Figure Football Get Go Hotel How Kind Out Planet Sat Science Talk Together Tried Up Wine Would Writers]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don't understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well. Jennifer Beals
[ Being Character Ends Happens Oftentimes Other Understand Understands Up Well Writer Written]
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]
I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what he was trying to portray because that's not fair. I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there. Taylor Dane
[ Because Fair Felt Get Going Into Only Portray Portrayed Say Skills Trying Writer]
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. John Steinbeck
[ Believe Doing Even Hold Illusion Important Knows Most Must Thing True World Writer]
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]
Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house! Nanci Griffith
[ Attention Being Catch Else Good Hand House Means Out Paying Someone Song Songwriter Sticking Way Window Your]
Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form. Irwin Shaw
[ Begin Fiction Form Likely More Short Try Writers]
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. Dean Acheson
[ Inform Memorandum Protect Reader Writer Written]
Every writer has to find their own way into writing. Margaret Mahy
[ Every Find Into Own Their Way Writer Writing]
For me, there is nothing worse than the knowledge that my life holds nothing for me but being a writer. Jean Stafford
[ Being Holds Knowledge Life Nothing Than Worse Writer]
It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there. Anthony Trollope
[ Always Art Conceal His May Novel Reader Sure Test 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]
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 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 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]
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]
The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth. James Thurber
[ Allows Artists Become Depth Humor Longer Nation Possessed Rather Regarded Respected Suspected Than Writers]
I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work. Otis Blackwell
[ Around Back Behind Fame Get Good Got Hall Happened Look Many Myself Nothing Pencil Put Said Since Songwriters Think Time Took Turned Work Years]
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Concerned Judge Know More Than Writer]
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]
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]
It is one test of a fully developed writer that he reminds us of no one but himself. Melvin Maddocks
[ Developed Fully Himself Reminds Test Us Writer]
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]
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]
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]
There's a moral force in a sentence when it comes out right. It speaks the writer's will to live. Don DeLillo
[ Comes Force Live Moral Out Right Sentence Speaks Will 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]
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]
Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders. Walter Bagehot
[ Divided Into Teeth Writers]
Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism. Marguerite Young
[ Insert Passages Philosophy Poetic Realism Revert Some Texts Their Them Underlying Uphold Writers]
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]
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]
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels. Quentin Tarantino
[ Considered Myself Novels Really Screenplays Writer Writing]
The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post. Cyril Connolly
[ Common Meet Only Over Peek Quick Share Way Writers]
To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies. Willa Cather
[ Artist Best Character Creative Deepest Define Equally Everything His Lies Limitations Note Only Presented Range Reporter Sympathies Talent View Well Within Write Writer]
I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great. Jack Dempsey
[ Fighter Good Great Made Pretty Writers]
A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch. Michael Ondaatje
[ Blow Instead Pen Scalpel Torch Uses 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]
There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true. Ian Hart
[ Come Complete Eventually Gave Internet Know Million Monkeys Now Set Shakespeare Statistical Thanks Them Theory True Typewriters Up Work Works]
The 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]
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]
The head writer loves that my character is a boor. Rob Corddry
[ Character Head Loves Writer]
No language is rude that can boast polite writers. Aubrey Beardsley
[ Boast Language Polite Rude Writers]
A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist. Mike Gordon
[ Been Collaborators Great History Lot Lyricist Separate Songwriters]
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable. Nadine Gordimer
[ Act Answerable Comes Creative Eden Evidences Extracts History Loses Pure Read Realize Sociology Writer Writes]
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any. Russell Baker
[ Any Fit Never Notion Only Real Require Rested Solely Suspicion Thing Work Would Writer Writing]
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]
My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda. Rick Derringer
[ Also Brenda Everything Family Great Helps Involved Lot Owe She Sings Wife Writer Writing]
A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers. Gwendolyn Brooks
[ Education Enough Get Going Inspired Just Much Owners Possible School Should Were Would Writer Writers]
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]
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]
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]
A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story. Lynn Abbey
[ Background Enough Good Ground Instinct Just Short-Story Sketching Specific Story Writer]
Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile. Sinclair Lewis
[ Become Compulsion Every Obedient Polite Put Safe Sterile Upon Writers]
Four years earlier I had been selected, with Kay Boyle, the writer, and a number of others, to go to Cambodia and come back and prove that there were no sanctuaries in that country. William Kunstler
[ Back Been Cambodia Come Country Earlier Four Go Had Kay Number Others Prove Sanctuaries Selected Were Writer Years]
If you wish to be a writer, write. Epictetus
[ Wish Write Writer]
In Europe, a writer is supposed to improve up until he's about 75. Irwin Shaw
[ Europe Improve Supposed Until Up Writer]
Disney was not a good animator, he didn't draw well at all, but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer. Chuck Jones
[ Always Animator Disney Draw Good Great Idea Man Well 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 think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general. Eric Brown
[ Fascination Figures General Genre Less Than Think Writers]
We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally. We have no writers who are recognized, respected and loved outside the Arab world. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ Arab Intellectuals Internationally Loved Many Out Outside Recognized Respected Speak Us World Writers]
I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn't want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer. Stevie Nicks
[ After Being Children Conscious Decision Get Going Looking Made Musician Myself Others Raising Them Want Way Would Writer]
Every writer I know has trouble writing. Joseph Heller
[ Every Know Trouble Writer Writing]
It's all about who's where on the food chain. When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I'm working for another editor, I'm obliged to follow their vision. Len Wein
[ Another Chain Editor Expect Follow Food Obliged Story Their Vision Where Working Writers]
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]
You can take wonderfully talented actors, wonderfully talented writers and producers, and, uh, do a wonderful show!... but if it doesn't hit with the public in two minutes, it's bye-bye. Charlotte Rae
[ Actors Hit Minutes Producers Public Show Take Talented Two Uh Wonderful Wonderfully 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]
The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony. John Cheever
[ Adultery American Ball Ceremony Describe Foul Four Hundred Lights Looks Misgivings Out Rain Reaching She Taken Task Under Window Woman Writer]
When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research. Wilson Mizner Science
[ Many Plagiarism Research Stuff Take Writer Writers]
Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House. Irwin Shaw
[ Even Got House Invited Kennedy Liked Man White Writers]
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]
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]
I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration. Orson Scott Card
[ Admiration Contempt Motivation Ought Sometimes Wonder Writers]
I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print. John Mortimer
[ Censorship Dread Fear Fearful Feel Flattered Laws Magic Primitive Print Should Show Suppose Way Writers]
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]
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]
Being a professional writer is not an easy way to make a living. Tracy Kidder
[ Being Easy Living Make Professional Way Writer]
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight. Edna Ferber
[ Rarely Read Seen Should Sight Writers]
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]
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]
The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters. David Crane
[ Being Complimentary Designers Enjoyed Game Games Hearing Letters Loved Most Our Picture Playing Rather Screens Sending Spent Than Their Those Time Universally Us Were Weren Would Writers Writing]
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]
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]
My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness. Mary Garden
[ Biggest Block Excuse Had Illness Kind Myself Others Some Writer]
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]
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]
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]
A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time. Arthur Koestler
[ Ambition Contemporary Hundred Reader Readers Should Ten Time Trade Writer Years]
I think most serious writers, certainly in the modern period, use their own lives or the lives of people close to them or lives they have heard about as the raw material for their creativity. Chaim Potok
[ Certainly Close Creativity Heard Lives Material Modern Most Own Period Raw Serious Their Them Think Use Writers]
The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major. Stephen Ambrose
[ Being English Major Marry Number Secret Successful Writer]
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 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]
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]
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people. Roald Dahl
[ Been Completely Different Drained Fiction Hours Leaves Place Those Totally Two Writer Writing]
I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed. Tim Robbins
[ Abilities Actor Am Changed Confidence Could Criticism Director Enough Fairly Just Masterpiece Mr Neurotic Personally Start Take Tell Then Think Well 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]
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]
Too many of these writers in the music papers, they are misunderstanding everything. The disco sound is not art or anything so serious. Giorgio Moroder
[ Anything Art Disco Everything Many Misunderstanding Music Papers Serious Sound These Too Writers]
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. Marcel Proust
[ Book Discern Every Finds Himself Instrument Kind Makes Merely Never Optical Perhaps Possible Reader Seen Without Work Would Writer]
I'm a writer first and a woman after. Katherine Mansfield
[ After First Woman 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]
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]
You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn't lose a man. They all made the switch. That's where the great talent is. Ernst Lubitsch
[ Could Directors Finished Gone Great Live Long Lose Made Man Name Producers Remember Screen Silent Stars Switch Talent Title Up Washed Were Where Writers]
Curiously, the United States is full of writers who have one big work in their life and that's all. Irwin Shaw
[ Big Curiously Full Life States Their United Work 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]
Well see, I'm a good enough writer that not everybody in my books talks exactly like I do. Robert Kirkman
[ Books Enough Everybody Exactly Good See Talks Well Writer]
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]
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]
Like so many writers I started writing stories because I didn't have much time for anything else. Tobias Wolff
[ Anything Because Else Many Much Started Stories Time Writers Writing]
A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Basically Good Mankind Redeemer Scholar Story Teller Writer]
I'm not sure that the benefit - as a writer and as a citizen - that I would get from reading at least the front page of the Times every day or every other day would outweigh the depression. Sharon Olds
[ Benefit Citizen Day Depression Every Front Get Least Other Outweigh Page Reading Sure Times Would Writer]
I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright. Liev Schreiber
[ Actor Better Enough Good Just Lucky Playwright Playwriting Teacher Than Told Very Would Writer]
It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another. Dan Simmons
[ Another Attributes Exhausted Get Profession Relax Strangest Thing Writers Writing]
Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. E. M. Forster
[ Evil Goodness Make Only Readable Sense 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]
I believe it is important to speak to your readers in person... to enable people to have a whole picture of me; I have to both write and speak. I view my role as writer and also as oral communicator. Buchi Emecheta
[ Also Believe Both Communicator Enable Important Oral Person Picture Readers Role Speak View Whole Write Writer Your]
If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination. Harold Brodkey
[ Drunk Fiction Go Illumination Interesting Just Looking Poet Read Reality See Sober Sometimes Word Writer]
I pretty much only write by default, because I want to make certain projects so instead of trying to wait and find them, I create them, but I'm not really a writer. Sara Gilbert
[ Because Certain Create Default Find Instead Make Much Only Pretty Projects Really Them Trying Wait Want Write Writer]
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]
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]
Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer's life. Jerzy Kosinski
[ Conditions Gatherings Life Loneliness Simultaneously 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 believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking. Nora Roberts
[ America Believe Groups Information Networking Offer Romance Strongly Such Support Writers Writing]
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. Voltaire
[ Another Borrowed Imitation Judicious Most Nothing Original Originality 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]
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]
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. Virginia Woolf
[ Every Experience His Large Life Mind Quality Secret Soul Works Writer Written]
In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn't read the one until after I'd written the other. Poppy Z. Brite
[ After Been Convinced Crushed France Had Hadn Huge Influence Instance Learn Lost Magazine Other Read Road Souls Until Writer Written]
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]
Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories. Daniel Keys Moran
[ Actors Good Liars Memories Writers]
I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner. Phil Mickelson
[ Appreciate Before Book Come Dinner Every Fall Golf Got Had Holes Last Lunch More Morning Much Our Played Recently Round Showed Since Started Then Thought Three Understand Up Went Working Writers]
I 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]
Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. E. L. Doctorow
[ Book Compose Composition Down Every Hazard Just Sit Stake Themselves Time Write Writers Your Yourself]
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 think you have an obligation to share what you know as a writer. David Guterson
[ Know Obligation Share Think Writer]
If my career continues along its current arc, people will probably look at me and see a writer who is obsessed with the relationship between rich and poor and with how the rich somehow or other always manage to betray the poor, even when they don't mean to. Richard Russo
[ Along Always Arc Betray Between Career Continues Current Even How Look Manage Mean Obsessed Other Poor Probably Relationship Rich See Somehow Will Writer]
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]
When you're a songwriter and you click with someone, you tend to want to keep writing with that person. Billy Sherwood
[ Click Keep Person Someone Songwriter Tend Want Writing]
Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one, and many of my friends are writers. I know what it's like to write. I'm interested in the creative process. I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside, and what we have bubbling away inside us. Eric Brown
[ Away Between Bubbling Creative Disparity Fascinated Friends Inside Interest Interested Know Many Outside Process Us Well Why Write Writers]
The business today is completely different and it's very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop. Cynthia Weil
[ Business Chops Completely Develop Different Driven Find Needs Producer Producing Singer Songwriter Today Very]
The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from. Gene Fowler
[ Become Best Forget Good Read Remember Successful Then Way Where Writer Writing]
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]
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]
We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets. Howard Barker
[ Beautiful Because Enlighten Secret Secrets Seduce Share Suffocated Theatre Their Truths Us Want Writers]
Some writers hate to go to trials, but I love trials. Ann Rule
[ Go Hate Love Some Trials Writers]
As is said about most writers: on the one hand all I ever did from when I was a child was read, and I was a loner, which was furthered by my parents and my upbringing. Elfriede Jelinek
[ Child Did Ever Hand Loner Most Parents Read Said Upbringing Which Writers]
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]
The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe. Kenneth Scott Latourette
[ Clear Continuing Created Declared God Had History Prophets Psalms Universe Were Work Writers]
Good writers are of necessity rare. George Henry Lewes
[ Good Necessity Rare Writers]
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]
My father was a writer and an acting teacher. Noah Hathaway
[ Acting Father Teacher 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]
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]
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]
Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego. John Cheever
[ Ego Excellent Good Greater Hundred Latitude Often Other Promises Things Writers Writing]
The writer studies literature, not the world. He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write. Annie Dillard
[ Careful Literature Reads Studies Will World Write Writer]
Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion. Walter Jon Williams
[ Being Choice Compulsion Irresistible Never 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]
I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes. John Legend
[ Hyperbole Prone Sometimes Think Writers]
True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to. Don DeLillo
[ Acts Alter Aspire Consciousness Deep Infiltrate Language Narrative Structure Terror Terrorist True Used Vision Ways Writers]
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]
First person narrative is a very effective tool but you have to know as a writer how to make it work. James McBride
[ Effective First How Know Make Narrative Person Tool Very Work Writer]
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]
I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it's a poem, it's almost written in my head somewhere. Sharon Olds
[ Almost Could Feel Fiction Head Never Poem See Somewhere Think Time Well Whom Works Writers Written]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked. Michael J. Fox
[ Acting Ambition Clicked First Five Growing Had Hockey Musician Nine Player Something Thing Tried Up Usual Wanted Writer]
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say. Raymond Chandler
[ Art Away Craft Desire End Everything Fiction His Just Knows Learns Little Need Nothing Say Takes Tricks Write Writer]
A songwriter should have friends who are similarly interested; should move about in the milieu of work he has chosen for himself. Dorothy Fields
[ Chosen Friends Himself Interested Milieu Move Should Similarly Songwriter Work]
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]
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]
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 Sci-Fi Showed Up Writers]
Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending how open and vulnerable they wish to be. Jim Harrison
[ Depending Ethnicity How Open Outside Sex Their Vulnerable Wish Write Writers]
The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter while still in my teens because it was the only way to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing. Since then, I've performed just about everywhere: rock clubs, concerts halls, arenas, TV. Rupert Holmes
[ Arenas Became Because Clubs Concerts Earth Everywhere Guarantee Halls Initially Just Only Performed Rock Since Sing Singer-Songwriter Somebody Songs Still Teens Then Truth Tv Way While Would Writing]
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. Robert Frost
[ Reader Surprise Tears 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]
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]
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]
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]
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal. Elia Kazan Art
[ Admits Also Artist Dare Others Reveal Someone Writer]
The task of a writer consists of being able to make something out of an idea. Thomas Mann
[ Able Being Consists Idea Make Out Something Task 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]
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits. Ann Beattie
[ Assume Everything Nobody Writer]
World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years. Ken Follett
[ Battle Biggest Continue Drama Ever Evil Get Good Greatest History Human Ii Imagine Love Many More Readers Stories Them True War Will World Writers Years]
In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy, state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age. Matt Blunt
[ Advances Age Changes Economy Government Internet Model Obsolete Operates Spite State Still Technology Typewriter]
The main advantage of the omniscient approach is that it's the easiest to handle. That's the major reason so many writers select it. Arthur Herzog
[ Advantage Approach Easiest Handle Main Major Many Omniscient Reason Select Writers]
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]
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]
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]
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]
The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels. Simone de Beauvoir
[ Always Dead Disturbs Novelty Originality Repels Scandalous Shocking Unless Writer]
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]
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them. Billy Bragg
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
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]
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 always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work. Harold Ramis
[ Always Claim Director Done Percent Work Writer]
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]
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]
Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire from social life and do a lot of thinking about what's happened - almost to calm themselves. Helen Garner
[ Almost Calm Happened Life Lot Need Retire Seem Social Themselves Thinking Writers]
No, my son's a songwriter and he does that. Mel Tillis
[ Does Son Songwriter]
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 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]
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 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]
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. William Faulkner
[ Afraid Himself Must Teach Things Writer]
I always wanted to be a writer. Jung Chang
[ Always Wanted Writer]
Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new, but I don't know how long he's been doing it; he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore! Larry Niven
[ Anymore Been Bruce Doing How Know Long Need New Probably Publicity Relatively Sterling Terrific Writer]
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]
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]
Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials. Mordecai Richler
[ Being Canada Coming Credentials Impeccable Jewish Paranoia Well Writer]
For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo. Nicholson Baker
[ Beginning Control Form Group Living Novelist Other Placebo Whom World Writers]
Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad. Wayne Coyne
[ Another Argument Bad Beginning Cat Even His How Knew Legal Much Our Song Songwriter Sounds Stevens Sure Take Would]
All writers are mimics, and I'm not interested in picking up somebody else's style or voice. Thomas Perry
[ Else Interested Picking Somebody Style Up Voice Writers]
Together with script writers Syd green and Dick Hills, we worked on the comedy ideas for this series. Eric Morecambe
[ Comedy Green Hills Ideas Script Series Together Worked Writers]
Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero. Vivian Campbell
[ Being Great Guitar Hero Important Joe More Part Singer Songwriter Than Unit]
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]
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]
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 and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations. Eudora Welty
[ Alike Destinations Knowing Mesmerized Their Travelers Writers]
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]
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]
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]
My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it. Kevin J. Anderson
[ Accountant Bank Course Dad Determined Freelance Just Life Mom Practical President See Seeking Think Very Writer]
Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works. Jim Harrison
[ Because Concepts How Most Publishing Totally Unrealistic Works Writers]
I didn't raise Todd to be a writer, but he happened to be one anyway. Anne McCaffrey
[ Anyway Happened Raise Todd 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]
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. Ernest Hemingway
[ Caricature Character Characters Create Living Novel Should Writer Writing]
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'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart. Diana Ross
[ Act Actress Am First Foremost Heart Interpreter Lead Out Really Sense Songs Songwriter]
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 read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me. Peter Benchley
[ Both Fiction Influences Non-Fiction Read Single Think Very Widely Writer]
The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. Robert Frost
[ Ear Only Reader True Writer]
When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair. Alfred Kazin
[ Affair His Love Talking Talks Work Writer]
I am the worlds laziest writer. Oscar Peterson
[ Am Laziest Worlds Writer]
An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory. Franklin P. Jones
[ Autobiography Bad Except His Memory Nothing Reveals Usually Writer]
Of course the word chaos is used in rather a vague sense by a lot of writers, but in physics it means a particular phenomenon, namely that in a nonlinear system the outcome is often indefinitely, arbitrarily sensitive to tiny changes in the initial condition. Murray Gell-Mann
[ Arbitrarily Changes Chaos Condition Course Indefinitely Initial Lot Means Namely Nonlinear Often Outcome Particular Phenomenon Physics Rather Sense Sensitive System Tiny Used Vague Word 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]
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]
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]
Writers are always selling somebody out. Joan Didion
[ Always Out Selling Somebody Writers]
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]
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]
Because I'm such a creative person, and I've always got my nose in a book, I suppose it was only a matter of time before non-fiction turned into fiction again. But I never consciously set out to become a writer and I never thought I'd be doing the things I'm doing today. Paul Kane
[ Again Always Because Become Before Book Consciously Creative Doing Fiction Got Into Matter Never Non-Fiction Nose Only Out Person Set Such Suppose Things Thought Time Today Turned Writer]
Recipe writers hate to write about heat. They despise it. Because there aren't proper words for communicating what should be done with it. Alton Brown
[ Because Communicating Despise Done Hate Heat Proper Recipe Should Words Write Writers]
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]
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]
The writers are writing human beings, and they're writing about the human condition and how difficult it is to function in that condition. I think it's one of the charms of the show, the idea of redemption and working towards becoming better people, for everybody involved. George Dzundza
[ Becoming Beings Better Charms Condition Difficult Everybody Function How Human Idea Involved Redemption Show Think Towards Working Writers Writing]
I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me. Vincent Bugliosi
[ Audience Happens Jury Lawyer Myself Opposed Primarily Trial View Writer Writing]
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]
My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter. I'm an honest songwriter. Billy Bragg
[ Honest Political Songwriter Theory]
My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn't load a revolver. Gene Wolfe
[ Army Clearly Combat Every Experience Feeds Influences Into Just Life Load Major Many Must Need Now Same Think True Understand Were Whole Writer Writers Writing]
Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana. James Welch
[ Also Anyone Become Bit Could Desire Ear Gave Hugo Imagination Language Montana Northern Permission Richard Taught Way Write Writer]
Travel definitely affects me as a writer. Anthony Doerr
[ Affects Definitely Travel Writer]
I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker. Conrad Hall
[ Director Filmmaker Myself Think Writer]
Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life. Billy Joel
[ Accurate Always Around Artist Contemporary Going Had Life Most Musicians Official Painters Perception Poets Popular Really Seem Them Version Writers]
Ilike ideas writers have that I might not have written. Writers are there for a reason... to write for me. Tim Roth
[ Ideas Might Reason Write Writers Written]
I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Actually Already Apprenticeship Autobiographical Been Experimental Fiction Had Phases Served Songs Stuff Think Those Through Writer Writing]
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]
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]
The great writers just kept bringing them out. They didn't care if they repeated themselves. Irwin Shaw
[ Bringing Care Great Just Kept Out Repeated Them Themselves Writers]
I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager. Sylvester Stallone
[ Actor Am Business Call Director Disgusting Manager Personal Sensitive Talk Talking Want Writer]
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]
But what I hope for from a book - either one that I write or one that I read - is transparency. I want the story to shine through. I don't want to think of the writer. Anne Tyler
[ Book Either Hope Read Shine Story Think Through Transparency Want Write 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 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]
Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques. Robert Morgan
[ Connor Famous Faulkner Make Most Our Poetry Reflect Same Sense Some Techniques Those Values Would Writers]
The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. Toni Morrison
[ Ability Familiar Familiarize Imagine Mystify Power Self Strange Test Their Writers]
How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me. William Gaddis
[ Across Beyond Books Boredom Come Dying Get How Some Their Through Without Writers]
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]
One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that you're not aware there was a writer there. Stephen Sondheim
[ Aware Hardest Lyrics Make Music Sit Such Things Way Writer Writing]
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]
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]
I think writers are very anxious. Helen Garner
[ Anxious Think Very Writers]
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]
I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons, and shoot the bull. Rita Mae Brown
[ Am Bull Comic Dragons Get Means Shoot Slay Which 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]
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]
There were five writers on Blazing Saddles. Dom DeLuise
[ Blazing Five Were Writers]
I'm the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. V. S. Naipaul
[ Kind Other Reading Think Writer]
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]
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]
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]
I can't tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write, and I don't know what my influences are. Jean M. Auel
[ Any Influences Know More Other Tell Than Why Write Writer]
There's a certain possessiveness of writers sometimes. William Devane
[ Certain Sometimes Writers]
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 became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block. David Guterson
[ Artist Became Block Paralyzed Writer]
Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Fear Publishers Rush Translators Tread Where Writers]
I do not consider myself a Hispanic writer. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Consider Hispanic Myself 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]
Well I could have been just a writer. I had been a hair dresser. I could have stuck with that. Fran Drescher
[ Been Could Dresser Had Hair Just Stuck Well Writer]
The show was number one in the ratings, Gordon Russell was our head writer, the story lines were magnificent and the acting most exciting. I loved working with Judith Light and all the other actors on the show at that time. Michael Storm
[ Acting Actors Exciting Gordon Head Light Lines Loved Magnificent Most Number Other Our Ratings Russell Show Story Time Were Working Writer]
I must apologise because I know all writers have memories of being on the outer because it's the children on the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers. Thomas Keneally
[ Apologise Because Become Being Children Dangerous Know Memories Must Outer Playground Side 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 writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note. Seamus Heaney
[ Aesthetic Citizens Make Note Our Positive Readers Realism Sense Sinners Us Wary Writers]
I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop. Clarence Budington Kelland
[ Get Morning Screams Stop Then Torture Typewriter Until Up]
Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy. Connie Willis
[ Ever Happy Neurotic Too Writers]
The writer's duty is to keep on writing. William Styron
[ Duty Keep Writer Writing]
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money. Karl Marx
[ Able Earn Live Making Means Money Must Order Purpose Write 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]
I read, therefore I'm interested in writers. Philip Kaufman
[ Interested Read Therefore Writers]
The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task. Robertson Davies
[ Also Difficult Himself His Most Original Task Thing Write Writer]
The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse. Robert Morgan
[ Almost Decision Instead Interested Made More Narrative Poetry Prose Readers Reading Than Verse Write Writers]
What's lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled into what every writer most wants. Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark. Jonathan Lethem
[ Become Career Doing Every General Into Lucky Most Myself Repeating Strange Stumbled Things Trademark Wants Writer]
I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer's block, the feeling of not being able to do these things. A. E. van Vogt
[ Able Began Being Block Cycle End Feeling Figure Get Into Known Run Ten These Things Worried Would Writer Year Years]
I'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]
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]
For me, being a writer was never a choice. I was born one. All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers. I wrote on everything. I didn't do my homework so I could write. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Being Born Childhood Choice Could Drawers Everything Homework Never Short Stories Stuffed Them Through Write Writer Wrote]
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]
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'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain. Ben Hecht
[ Brain Hollywood Jacket Off Put Sports Take Writer]
It's well known that actors are lousy writers. Richard Grant
[ Actors Known Lousy Well 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]
A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. Ernest Hemingway
[ Always Bloody Buzzard Confounded Even Hawk May Owl Serious Solemn Writer]
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 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]
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]
It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer. Patricia Heaton
[ Because Bit Brother Father Genes Journalist Little Sports Writer]
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]
What I try to keep in mind is that there are going to be a lot of articles that are going to be misrepresentative of what I'm about as a person and as a writer. Alanis Morissette
[ Articles Going Keep Lot Mind Person Try Writer]
I want to be an honest man and a good writer. James A. Baldwin
[ Good Honest Man Want Writer]
A writer never reads his work. For him, it is the unreadable, a secret, and he cannot remain face to face with it. A secret, because he is separated from it. Maurice Blanchot
[ Because Cannot Face Him His Never Reads Remain Secret Separated Unreadable Work Writer]
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]
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]
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 Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine. John Scott
[ Architect Artist Between Complex Confrontation Critic Divine Ethics Examine Exist Experience Human Illustrating Innocence Just Power Reader Series Which Works Writer]
I think writers, by nature, are more observers instead of participators. Ian Hunter
[ Instead More Nature Observers Think 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]
Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call. Bill Walsh
[ Been Call Copy Early Editor Few Shock Spared Vary Wake-Up Writers]
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]
Going off the road just leaves me more time to be a writer. Janis Ian
[ Going Just Leaves More Off Road Time Writer]
Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles. Annie Dillard
[ Book Discovers Every Excitement First His Impossibility Intrinsic Soon Which Writer]
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]
At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded. Irwin Shaw
[ Being Height Hounded Mccarthy Period Were Writers]
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]
I will say that the prison regime is rather a good one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write. Mary Archer
[ Because Good Plenty Prison Rather Regime Say Time Will Write 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]
The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers. Jacques Barzun
[ Crime Danger Fiction May More Readers Really Soon Than Threaten Will 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 have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy. Sandra Cisneros
[ Best Ever Limitations More Needs Place Privacy Protecting Self Still Strengths Than True Try Understand Which While Work Writer]
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]
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]
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 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]
The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury's special qualities. Tom Allen
[ Also Ignored Mercury Qualities Rule Special Writers]
I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something. Shelby Foote
[ Adversity Being Both Contribute Deprived Either Everything Experience Helps Largely Making Something Success Think Those Write Writer]
I never thought I'd be a writer. I never thought I'd be able to read a book, let alone write one. So if books like this inspire kids to write, or even read a whole book, I think it's good. Don Novello
[ Able Alone Book Books Even Good Inspire Kids Never Read Think Thought Whole Write Writer]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters. Neil Innes
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
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]
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. Josh Billings
[ Achieve Any Good Honestly Hope Judgment Most Originality Steal Writer]
I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property. William Graham Sumner
[ Allowed Before Dollars Expresses Million More Newspaper Opinion Possess Property Should Slip Than Which Worth Writer]
Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers - same thing exactly. Harold Ross
[ Editing Exactly Quarrelling Same Thing Writers]
The writers have slowly taken the show, with subjects other gay shows have dived right into, slowly. It was over a year before Will even started to date. Sean Hayes
[ Before Date Even Gay Into Other Over Right Show Shows Slowly Started Subjects Taken Will Writers Year]
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]
Becoming a mother has helped make me a tougher, stronger writer. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Becoming Helped Make Mother Stronger Tougher Writer]
Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing - soften their roughest edges - to accommodate themselves toward a group response. Mary Oliver
[ Accommodate Edges Give Group Most Response Roughest Soften Sometimes Strange Their Themselves Toward Up Wonderful Writers Writing]
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]
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]
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 always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. Sandra Cisneros
[ Always Became Because Become Card Catalog Could Library Mother Name School See Tell Took Wanted Went Writer]
I thought I'd definitely be a writer, whatever I did. Thomas Keneally
[ Definitely Did Thought Whatever Writer]
But when I did think about it and looked at the whole package - the producers behind the show, the writers, the cast I would be working with - I would have been a fool to turn it down just because the role for me was another gay role. Sean Hayes
[ Another Because Been Behind Cast Did Down Fool Gay Just Looked Package Producers Role Show Think Turn Whole Working Would Writers]
Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener. Nanci Griffith
[ Able Because Else Even Fantasy Fiction Get Great Half Just Life Listener Live May Minutes Most Personal Someone Someplace Songs Sound Them Though Three Very Way Writer]
And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old. John Frusciante
[ Been Being Better Clearer Doing Feel Feeling Four Gradually Guitar Inside Led Old Period Player Point Representation Since Songwriter Thing Time Where Whole Working Years]
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]
To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true... I've never been much of an actor either. If something is real for me, then I can do it. Barry McGuire
[ Actor Been Either Felt Much Never Real Something Songwriter Specifically Then True Wrote]
If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers. Irvin S. Cobb
[ Businessmen Good Much Sense Too Were Writers]
Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer. Kate DiCamillo
[ Absolutely Had Interest Understand Wanted Writer Writing]
I was quite a reader before I became a writer. Tom T. Hall
[ Became Before Quite Reader 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]
That, for me, is a very important test of a young writer's commitment because most of them are going to have to continue doing that when they've finished the program. Tobias Wolff
[ Because Commitment Continue Doing Finished Going Important Most Program Test Them Very Writer Young]
I 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]
I have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us. Helen Dunmore
[ Any Days Discussing Learned More Much Other Part Poems Poets Powerful Progress Reading Sense Something Spending Than Them Travelling Us Which Working Writers]
I don't know if she should worry too much, I mean some of our greatest writers have had movies made of their books, lots of Hemingway novels were turned into movies, it doesn't hurt the book. Paul Auster
[ Book Books Greatest Had Hemingway Hurt Into Know Lots Made Mean Movies Much Novels Our She Should Some Their Too Turned Were Worry Writers]
The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Sixties Their Trouble Writers Young]
A writer has to live with a sense of honor. Irwin Shaw
[ Honor Live Sense Writer]
I never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way. Dave Edmunds
[ Am Been Compliment Considered Contributing Each Extent Guitarist Lowe Myself Never Nick Now Other Since Songwriter Way Working]
But as a writer and performer, I want to get paid for what I do. Debbie Harry
[ Get Paid Performer Want Writer]
All writers are vampires. James Gandolfini
[ Vampires Writers]
I'm a writer who likes to be influenced. Kenneth Koch
[ Influenced Likes Writer]
When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they'll hit somebody who just doesn't like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock. Kim Deal
[ Assigned Band Bands Begins Get Guitar Hate Hip Hit Hop Just Kind Love Music Name Rock Somebody Themselves Writers]
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud. W. H. Auden
[ Fame Him Makes Often Proud Seldom Vain Writer]
Kafka is still unrecognized. He thought he was a comic writer. Leslie Fiedler
[ Comic Kafka Still Thought Writer]
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]
I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command. Lynn Abbey
[ Claim Command Editing Editor Even First Fourth Maybe Requires Second Set Skills Specific Successful Them Third Very Writer]
It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Culture Drafts Early Heard His Never Notes Part Preserve Preserving Simply Writer]
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]
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]
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]
I've had the odd good luck of starting slowly and building gradually, something few writers are allowed anymore. As a result I've seen each of my books called the breakthrough. And each was, in its way. Jonathan Lethem
[ Allowed Anymore Books Breakthrough Building Called Each Few Good Gradually Had Luck Odd Result Seen Slowly Something Starting Way Writers]
Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education. Hugh MacDiarmid
[ Been Education Escaping Fortunate Nearly Our Principal Regular Writers]
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings. Alex Cox
[ Conservative English Greatest His Language Lived Poet Politically Probably Reflected Shakespeare Time Very Writer Writings]
Young writers only take off when they find their subjects. Since almost everyone has a family and stories about family, that is often a place to start. Robert Morgan
[ Almost Everyone Family Find Off Often Only Place Since Start Stories Subjects Take Their Writers Young]
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]
I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me. Caroline B. Cooney
[ Come Easily Lucky Plots Writers]
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them. Carlos Fuentes
[ Already Any Bad Based Before Book Books Experience Factual Good Knew Them Things Think Writer Wrote]
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]
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]
Home base is the support system where we have a culinary team, my own writers because of the shows and the books and stuff, we have a culinary team of about six people. Marketing, public relations, accounting and all that sort of stuff. Emeril Lagasse
[ Accounting Base Because Books Culinary Home Marketing Own Public Relations Shows Six Sort Stuff Support System Team Where Writers]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. T. S. Eliot
[ Editors Failed Most Some Writers]
You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be. Mario Vargas Llosa
[ Become Cannot Creativity Discover Good Help Himself How Kind Teach Within Would Writer Young]
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]
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]
Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don't see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that. Suzanne Vega
[ Assume Certain Civil Experience Follow Formalities Life Listen Own Place See Smart Sometimes Songs Tells Things Very Way World Writers]
I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing. So far it hasn't been a problem. Fred Saberhagen
[ Afflicts Ample Been Block Far Hasn Income Mainly Outside Problem Some Source Stable Suspect Writer Writing]
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]
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]
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]
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 think it's a short story writer's duty, as well as writing well about emotions and characters, to write story. Eric Brown
[ Characters Duty Emotions Short Story Think Well Write Writer Writing]
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]
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]
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]
Being a writer in a library is rather like being a eunuch in a harem. John Braine
[ Being Eunuch Harem Library Rather Writer]
I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre. Christopher Durang
[ Grew Theatre Up Wanting Writer]
I have experienced healing through other writers' poetry, but there's no way I can sit down to write in the hope a poem will have healing potential. If I do, I'll write a bad poem. Marilyn Hacker
[ Bad Down Experienced Healing Hope Other Poem Poetry Potential Sit Through Way Will Write Writers]
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]
It's unfortunate we've never been just songwriters. Adolph Green
[ Been Just Never Songwriters Unfortunate]
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]
I want to be a writer someday. Andrea Barber
[ Someday Want Writer]
I am a writer of fragments. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Am Fragments 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]
Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[ Any Being Bible Intense Keep Point Study Style Vulgar Will 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]
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]
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]
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]
Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers. Ken Follett
[ Influenced Just Movies Thriller Writers]
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]
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]
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]
I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to writers and really put restrictions on them. People don't think your work is quite as universal. James Welch
[ Ethnic Insulting Labels Put Quite Really Regional Restrictions Them Think Universal Work Writers Your]
My favorite short-story writer is John Cheever. Irwin Shaw
[ Favorite John Short-Story Writer]
To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of. Jeffery Deaver
[ Answer Coaster Describe Exciting Give Most Possibly Readers Responsibility Ride Roller Story Suspense Think Thriller Writer]
Words are the basic tools, if you are a writer. James Houston
[ Basic Tools Words Writer]
I went on a long trip through South America with Prince Charles where I was the only journalist there - a couple of photographers but no other writers. Anthony Holden
[ America Charles Couple Journalist Long Only Other Photographers Prince South Through Trip Went Where Writers]
I feel I want to grow as an actress and be better. I want to progress as a singer and songwriter, and produce movies and everything. So there'll be no time when I feel I've done it all. Jennifer Lopez
[ Actress Better Done Everything Feel Grow Movies Produce Progress Singer Songwriter Time Want]
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]
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]
The writers led by Mike Scully are fantastic. And they're creating original stories that not only don't repeat what we've already done, they also don't repeat anything I've seen on television. Matt Groening
[ Already Also Anything Creating Done Fantastic Led Mike Only Original Repeat Scully Seen Stories Television Writers]
That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Does Gives Him His Knowledge Least Most Reader Takes Time Writer]
As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself. Richard Thompson
[ Also Always Beings Close Common Experience Get Human Much Nail Nailed Presence Same Somebody Song Then Things Writer Writing Yourself]
Sportswriters have changed more than sportswriting. Dick Schaap
[ Changed More Sportswriters Than]
Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made. Gore Vidal
[ Active Cannot Choose Literature Lose Made Many Stillness Time Virtue Which Without World Writers]
Although it was in primitive times and differently called the Lord's day or Sunday, yet it was never denominated the Sabbath; a name constantly appropriate to Saturday, or the Seventh day both by sacred and ecclesiastical writers. Charles Buck
[ Although Appropriate Both Called Constantly Day Differently Ecclesiastical Lord Name Never Primitive Sabbath Sacred Saturday Seventh Sunday Times Writers Yet]
I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers. Ryne Sandberg
[ Day Every Had Leave Many Physically Prepare Scraps Writers]
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]
Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life. William Goldman
[ Being Creative Enough Full Life Screenwriter]
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]
So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before. Trevor Nunn
[ Anything Before Brand Career Done Early Had Ibsen Musical Never New Next Occasionally Pantomime Play Professional Shakespeare Songs Stop Theater Through Would Writer]
Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it. Walter Pater
[ Abstract Art Attempts Beauty Been Define Express Find Formula General Made Many Most Poetry Some Terms Universal Writers]
I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ Belong Category Different Language Parents Speak Specific Their Those Write Writers]
Rarely ever see or meet the writer during shooting. Tom Skerritt
[ During Ever Meet Rarely See Shooting Writer]
The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Aside Only Passes Poet Prose Step Writer]
I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing through electronic media... it still isn't wide enough for the readership they would need to get a good start. Anne McCaffrey
[ Electronic Encourage Enough Get Good Media Need New Off Publishing Readership Start Still Through Wide Would Writers]
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]
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves. Aldous Huxley
[ Always Auditors Bottom Influence More Preachers Readers Their Themselves Write Writers]
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living. A. E. van Vogt
[ Another Bright Canada Ever Fellow Literary Living Meanwhile Met Occasionally Office Only Remember Seldom Simple So-Called Sold Story Then Type Worked Writer]
But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is. Taylor Hackford
[ Being Cast Contribution Director Film Fit Going Into Literary Off Page Roles Stuff Take Those Writer]
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]
There are times over different projects when I've asked the writers why people are swearing for no good reason. I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren't these swear words. John Ratzenberger
[ Asked Different Funnier Good Over Projects Reason Swear Swearing Tell Them These Times Weren Why Words Would Writers]
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]
Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard. Daphne du Maurier
[ Heard Neither Nor Read Seen Should Writers]
Perhaps, all writers walk such a line. In general - as we all do in our dreams - I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels, male as well as female. Rose Tremain
[ Believe Characters Dreams Female General Into Line Male Myself Novels Our Perhaps Put Something Such Walk Well Writers]
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]
In high school, my goal was to be a writer for SNL, then I got into the acting. Illeana Douglas
[ Acting Goal Got High Into School Snl Then Writer]
What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window. Burton Rascoe
[ Ever Out Staring Understand Wife Window Working Writer]
A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye. Bernard Malamud
[ Critical Everything Eye Highly Looking Spectator Writer]
We were a very small circle of writers. Everybody brought to the table their own life experience. Howie Mandel
[ Brought Circle Everybody Experience Life Own Small Table Their Very Were Writers]
Neophyte writers tend to believe that there is something magical about ideas and that if they can just get a hold of a good one, then their futures are ensured. Lynn Abbey
[ Believe Ensured Futures Get Good Hold Ideas Just Magical Something Tend Their Then 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]
A typewriter is a means of transcribing thought, not expressing it. Marshall McLuhan
[ Expressing Means Thought Typewriter]
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]
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]
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]
I'll never be a good writer, and no chance of being a good actor. Matthew Vaughn
[ Actor Being Chance Good Never Writer]
The writer's shortness of breath became more and more distressing as he rose. Hudson Stuck
[ Became Breath Distressing More Rose Shortness 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]
Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just hope for it. David E. Kelley
[ Anything Chemistry Executive Hope Just Plan Producer Writer]
At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career. Bernard Cornwell
[ Beginning Career Groups Pompous Probably Risk Sounding Think Useful Very Writers Writing]
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]
I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show. Barry Levinson
[ Actor Became Began Beginning Down Eventually Never Really Show Television Things Wanted Write Writer]
You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer. Irwin Shaw
[ Achieved Expect Popularity Writer]
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]
The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible. Toni Cade Bambara
[ Irresistible Job Make Revolution Writer]
I had neither expert aid nor advice. I studied no courses in writing; until a year or so ago, I never read a book by anybody advising writers how to write. Robert E. Howard
[ Advice Advising Ago Aid Anybody Book Courses Expert Had How Neither Never Nor Read Studied Until Write Writers Writing Year]
The many magazines, ranging from pulp to slick, that used to serve as both farm teams for writers and lures to readers, with hundreds of short stories every month, don't exist. Most of the doors for new people have been sealed. Donald E. Westlake
[ Been Both Doors Every Exist Farm Hundreds Lures Magazines Many Month Most New Pulp Ranging Readers Sealed Serve Short Slick Stories Teams Used Writers]
Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s. Fred Savage
[ Accounts Actors Been Classics Directors Everything Forget Lot Make Mostly Nonfiction Now Off Reading School Some Sure Taking Time Writers]
No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not. John Milius
[ Born Either Storyteller Writer]
It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan. Richard Curtis
[ Afghanistan Always Because Case Certainly Events Key Mistake Move Proven Quickly Submissions Their World Writers]
Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions - and some are - attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
[ Attending Break Conventions Isolation Necessary Nice Off Providing Put Some Them Writer Writing]
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]
When a writer admits that he has an affection for something which he has written, it is high time to pray for his soul. Dornford Yates
[ Admits Affection High His Pray Something Soul Time Which Writer Written]
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]
I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer. Aaron Eckhart
[ Great Mean Problem Think Writer]
It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied. Manuel Puig
[ Careful Certain Essential Hands His Ideology Member Party Political Tied Views While Writer]
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]
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]
The great thing about being a writer is that you are always recreating yourself. Martin C. Smith
[ Always Being Great Recreating Thing Writer Yourself]
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]
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]
The writer needs to react to his or her own internal universe, to his or her own point of view. If he or she doesn't have a personal point of view, it's impossible to be a creator. Manuel Puig
[ Creator Her His Impossible Internal Needs Own Personal Point React She Universe View Writer]
I might add that you change as a person as you grow older, so you change as a writer, too. Terry Brooks
[ Add Change Grow Might Older Person Too Writer]
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]
He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer. Simon Callow
[ Another Becoming Characters Find Great Him His Idea Invented Life Must Pleasure Story Such Telling Thought Through 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 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'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]
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 would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction. Neil LaBute
[ Fiction Frightened More Movies Science Thought Were Would 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]
Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity. Peter Straub
[ Entity Eventually Feel Fiction Forms Many Single Their Unified Want Work Writers]
Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers. Mel Brooks
[ Anybody Direct Eleven Good Only Writers]
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. Richard Bach
[ Amateur Professional Quit Writer]
Young writers find their first audience in little magazines, and experimental writers find their only audience there. Robert Morgan
[ Audience Experimental Find First Little Magazines Only Their Writers Young]
Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building, and of course, the Brill Building was where all the songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were. Johnny Rivers
[ Alan Because Building Company Course Hung Out Publishers Publishing Songwriters Were Where]
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]
It is comparatively easy to become a writer; staying a writer, resisting formulaic work, generating one's own creativity - that's a much tougher matter. Brian Aldiss
[ Become Comparatively Creativity Easy Formulaic Generating Matter Much Own Resisting Staying Tougher Work Writer]
My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being. Wole Soyinka
[ Being Condition Enlarged Enriches Horizon Human Humanity Listening Music Nothing Opera Painting Poems Reading Seeing Some Struggle Volatile Whatever Which Writers]
It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that. Guy Johnson
[ Achieve Climb Desire Great Know Mountain Still 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]
I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit. P. G. Wodehouse
[ Bit Curse Just Sit Typewriter]
How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions. Cass Elliot
[ Am Being How Only Opinions Reflect Sing Songs Tell Way Writer]
The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography - will always have this incompleteness. V. S. Naipaul
[ Always Autobiography Biography Even Incompleteness Will Writer]
When I was really young I didn't know that there was such a thing as a screenwriter. I wrote stories. John Sayles
[ Know Really Screenwriter Stories Such Thing Wrote Young]
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]
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]
In 1967, the students at San Francisco State invited the poet Amiri Baraka to the campus for a semester. He attracted other influential black writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver. What emerged was something we called the community communications program. That's how I got involved; I got involved in a little play. Danny Glover
[ Attracted Black Called Campus Communications Community Ed Emerged Francisco Got How Influential Invited Involved Little Other Play Poet Program San Semester Something State Students Such Writers]
I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it. Charles Kuralt
[ Am Could Exactly Falling Good Imitate Imitating Language Love Plagiarism Rhythms Tell Trying Which Writer]
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]
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]
What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers. Flora Tristan
[ Between Contrast England Exists Intellectual Revolting Slavery Superiority Women Writers]
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]
It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West! Greg Bear
[ Been Contact Egalitarian Get Great Make Open Other Place Readers Really Thinking Touch West Wide Wild Writers]
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway
[ Bleed Down Nothing Sit Typewriter Writing]
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one. Len Deighton
[ Answer Asked Asking Book Come First Frequently Interesting Might More Second Their Them Why Writers Wrote]
I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts. Joseph Haydn
[ Care Composed Efforts Great Never Quick Writer]
Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom. Jason Zebehazy
[ Block Boredom Effect Greatest Side 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 don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward. Billie Joe Armstrong
[ Being Inward Ivory Just Live Songwriter Tower Turns Want]
It's important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he's writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering. Thomas Perry
[ Awareness Book Chattering Fiction Important Maintain Making Object Pace Shape Should Think Writer Writing]
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]
I'd always liked to write, but I never wanted to be a writer, because it seemed a sissy occupation. It is. To this day, I find it terribly easy. And so, rather than trying to hunt up a text, I just wrote one. Daniel Pinkwater
[ Always Because Day Easy Find Hunt Just Liked Never Occupation Rather Seemed Sissy Terribly Text Than Trying Up Wanted Write Writer Wrote]
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]
Most writers can write, most rock 'n rollers cannot. Andrew Eldritch
[ Cannot Most Rock Rollers Write Writers]
I wanted to do - there was this film called 'Magic' that Anthony Hopkins did. And the director wanted me. The writer wanted me. Joe Levine said no, I don't want any comedians in this. Gene Wilder
[ Anthony Any Called Comedians Did Director Film Hopkins Joe Levine Magic Said Want Wanted Writer]
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether. Alfred North Whitehead
[ Altogether Context Deal Destroyed Distorted Either Great Incongruous Juxtaposition Matter Meaning Mine Out Quite Quoted Sentence Some Suffered Which Writers]
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]
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]
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 have a writer's memory which makes everything worse than maybe it actually was. Amy Tan
[ Actually Everything Makes Maybe Memory Than Which Worse Writer]
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]
And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care. Russell Banks
[ Because Care Love Want Write Writers]
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]
Dickens is a very underrated writer at the moment. Everyone in his time admired him but I think right now he's not spoken of enough. Anne Rice
[ Admired Dickens Enough Everyone Him His Moment Now Right Spoken Think Time Underrated Very Writer]
To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. Lawrence Clark Powell
[ Achieve Capacity Creative Factual Fictional Lasting Literature Needs Perceptive Strength Vision Writer]
I 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]
Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself. Dario Argento
[ Every Extent Himself Some Writer Writes]
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]
The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it. Morgan Freeman
[ Actors Agents Artists Basic Because Fact Gotta Nothing Reason Writers]
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]
I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians. James Welch
[ Always Being Called Happened Indian Indians Object Say Used Would Write Writer]