Quotations that match '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]
But as a writer and performer, I want to get paid for what I do. Debbie Harry
[ Get Paid Performer Want Writer]
Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. Tony Snow
[ Capture Confusion Experiences Express Fear Generally Good Great Higher Joy Longing Love Lust Melody Mere Moods Most Music Obvious Occupies Ought Plane Politics Powerfully Rage Share Through Triumph Writers Yearning Yet]
The main engagement of the writer is towards truthfulness; therefore he must keep his mind and his judgement free. Gabrielle Roy
[ Engagement Free His Judgement Keep Main Mind Must Therefore Towards Truthfulness Writer]
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature. John Steinbeck
[ Any Believe Dedication Does Hold Literature Man Membership Nor Passionately 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]
A very wise author once said that a writer writes for himself, and then publishes for money. I write for myself and publish just for the reader. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Author Himself Just Money Myself Once Publish Publishes Reader Said Then Very Wise Write Writer Writes]
As a very experienced writer once told me, 'It's in the rewrites'. Tom Skerritt
[ Experienced Once Rewrites Told Very Writer]
The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers. Joan Didion
[ Children Definition Extraterrestrial Fancy Higher Life Many Order Our Own Soothes Than Writers]
The original Dean Martin Comedy Hour handed me some hysterical sketches. I've got highlights on tons of these variety shows, given to me by their great writers. I'd love to be doing all that again. Ruth Buzzi
[ Again Comedy Dean Doing Given Got Great Handed Highlights Hour Hysterical Love Martin Original Shows Sketches Some Their These Tons Variety Writers]
The thing with being on a series that runs that long is that the writers run out of things to do. Ted Shackelford
[ Being Long Out Run Runs Series Thing Things Writers]
I'll never be a good writer, and no chance of being a good actor. Matthew Vaughn
[ Actor Being Chance Good Never Writer]
I do not consider myself a Hispanic writer. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Consider Hispanic Myself Writer]
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]
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]
Traditionally, songwriters can't sing. And that holds true in my case, also. John Phillips
[ Also Case Holds Sing Songwriters Traditionally True]
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]
I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I'm underrated. Rick Springfield
[ Fans Heard Musicians Think Underrated 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]
Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that. Steve Earle
[ Best Bob Boots Coffee Cowboy Dylan Say Songwriter Stand Table Van Whole World]
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]
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers. Wilfrid Sheed
[ Gets Human Itself Low Much Opinion Race Reason Such Wisdom Writers]
The problem was the journalists who also did not understand much of my music, but they wrote about it. I think you fell into the usual trap laid out by parts of the press and other writers: that the poor musician has always to fight the evil companies and managers. Klaus Schulze
[ Also Always Companies Did Evil Fell Fight Into Journalists Laid Managers Much Music Musician Other Out Parts Poor Press Problem Think Trap Understand Usual Writers Wrote]
You're in the business - when you're a writer, producer, director - to get ratings. Norman Lear
[ Business Director Get Producer Ratings Writer]
The process hasn't changed, but the writer has developed. I still get up every morning and go to work. Mordecai Richler
[ Changed Developed Every Get Go Hasn Morning Process Still Up Work Writer]
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]
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]
Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats. There is obviously no rule about this, except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed. Wolcott Gibbs
[ Anything Barns Bats Being Better Cliche Cliches Except Full Had Just Obviously Old Our Removed Rule Suspect Undoubtedly Writers]
Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments from magazines with large circulations, I very often refuse to write for them and still write sometimes for small magazines for nothing. George Woodcock
[ Am Command Fairly Good Large Magazines Nothing Now Often Payments Refuse Small Sometimes Still Them Very Write Writer]
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. Voltaire
[ Another Borrowed Imitation Judicious Most Nothing Original Originality Writers]
I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's. Writers have to entertain themselves, or they can't entertain anyone else. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Anyone Else Entertain Influenced Interests More Own Than Themselves Writers]
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]
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. Dean Acheson
[ Inform Memorandum Protect Reader Writer Written]
Writers would submit scripts to me, and if I liked one well enough to submit to magazine editors, I had the know-how whether the story was good or bad. Julius Schwartz
[ Bad Editors Enough Good Had Know-How Liked Magazine Scripts Story Submit Well Whether Would Writers]
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 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]
I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it. Roger Angell
[ Afraid Baseball Because Box Death Faking Go Into Knew Players Press Really Scared Talk Thought Want Writer]
I didn't want to be a writer, but I became one. And now I have many readers, in many countries. I think that's a miracle. So I think I have to be humble regarding this ability. I'm proud of it and I enjoy it, and it is strange to say it this way, but I respect it. Haruki Murakami
[ Ability Became Countries Enjoy Humble Many Miracle Now Proud Readers Regarding Respect Say Strange Think Want Way Writer]
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 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]
As a writer no one's gonna tell me how to write, I'm gonna write the way I wanna write! Jacqueline Susann
[ Gonna How Tell Wanna Way Write Writer]
TV writing is different than other mediums, involving the writer. Tom Skerritt
[ Different Involving Mediums Other Than Tv Writer Writing]
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]
As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book. Iain Banks
[ Belongs Book Entirely Ever Film Into Long Make More Read See Soon Stays Suddenly Than Unmade Writer Yours]
The waste basket is the writer's best friend. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Basket Best Friend Waste Writer]
As a songwriter, if you can touch people and make them feel a little less alone in the world, then you've done your job. Tom Cochrane
[ Alone Done Feel Job Less Little Make Songwriter Them Then Touch World Your]
What you do is get the right director and the right screenwriter and the right cast. It's a fantastic job. Robbie Coltrane
[ Cast Director Fantastic Get Job Right Screenwriter]
I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit. P. G. Wodehouse
[ Bit Curse Just Sit Typewriter]
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]
You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen. Paul Simon
[ Find How Humble Know Pen Place Quiet Use Want Writer]
I write music all the time. When I talk about having writer's block, it's more to do with lyrics than anything else. Sarah McLachlan
[ Anything Block Else Having Lyrics More Music Talk Than Time Write Writer]
I allowed the scriptwriter to come to my parties for research and it's a good thing he did otherwise I don't think Personal Services would've been so good. Cynthia Payne
[ Allowed Been Come Did Good Otherwise Parties Personal Research Services Thing Think Would]
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]
Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something. Laurie Anderson
[ Art Assumes Because Better Did Does Learn Lives Make Mean Our Should Something Summarize Teach Thinking Us Very Want Way Writers]
You 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]
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]
The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters. Alvin Dark
[ Everybody Last Learned Lord Love Ones Sportswriters Taught Were]
Without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote myself to literature: it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer. Jose Saramago
[ Decided Devote Faintest Find Finding Job Literature Myself Out Possibility Time Without Worth Writer]
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]
I think writers are very anxious. Helen Garner
[ Anxious Think Very Writers]
And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves. Smokey Robinson
[ Most Recorded Say Songs Songwriters Themselves]
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself. Marianne Moore
[ Hard Himself Unable Unfair Writer]
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. Jessamyn West
[ Alone Complete Enemies Family Friends Must Natural Occupation Savage Slightly Society Solitary Sustain Undertaking Uninterrupted Writer Writing]
Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom. Jason Zebehazy
[ Block Boredom Effect Greatest Side Writer]
Artie is a singer, and I'm a writer and player and a singer. We didn't work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that. Paul Simon
[ Artie Creative Did Level Player Prepare Singer Songs Together Work Writer]
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]
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]
I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published. Greg Egan
[ Everywhere Get Need New Opportunities Published Think Writers]
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]
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]
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 am also a writer. That is a fact not known by the public in general. Bob Kane
[ Also Am Fact General Known Public Writer]
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 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]
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]
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]
Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter. Paul Bailey
[ Agent Artistic Authority Blanche Comes Compelled Demon His Necessity Promoter Rather Terrible Than Write Writer Written]
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]
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]
The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination. James A. Michener
[ Emily Experience Great Imagination Limited Out Really Room Sit Their Unlimited Write Writers]
It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments. Robert E. Howard
[ Art Because Culture Education Environments Into Many Seems Slip Their Virtue Writers Writing]
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 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]
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]
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]
Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works. Jim Harrison
[ Because Concepts How Most Publishing Totally Unrealistic Works Writers]
The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography - will always have this incompleteness. V. S. Naipaul
[ Always Autobiography Biography Even Incompleteness Will 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]
Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own. Irwin Shaw
[ Artistically Because Dangerous Exhausted Falls Find Into Likely Magazines Out Own Places Quickly Routine Something Start Their Themselves Want Work Writers Writing]
I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer, so I became a writer. Leon Uris
[ Became Heavy Honest Jockey Producer Too Writer]
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]
The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire. Jeffery Deaver
[ Admire Best Learn Other Study Way Work Writers Writing]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Get more women producers, writers, directors. Why should we expect men to do it for us? They can't. Kathleen Turner
[ Directors Expect Get Men More Producers Should Us Why Women Writers]
When writing isn't going well-then the bad thing about being a writer is that I also have the freedom and flexibility to do something badly, and no one else can fix it for me. Margaret Haddix
[ Also Bad Badly Being Else Fix Flexibility Freedom Going Something Thing Writer Writing]
The challenging thing is that we go home after doing the run-through and the writers stay there working, so sometimes I get script changes delivered to me at midnight. It's constantly shifting. Jillian Bach
[ After Challenging Changes Constantly Delivered Doing Get Go Home Midnight Script Shifting Sometimes Stay Thing Working Writers]
I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love. Anita Diament
[ After Deeply Even Getting Give Keep Letters Love Only Read Reading Rejection Tell Them Up Widely Write Writers]
When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Am Boy Call Called Grown Liar Little Now Up Writer]
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]
I want to be an honest man and a good writer. James A. Baldwin
[ Good Honest Man Want Writer]
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter. Isadora Duncan
[ Anything Essential Experience First Matter Should Writer Writing]
I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project. Douglas Wood
[ Concerned Find Getting Imposing Judgements More Original Own Project Rather Sensibility Strengthen Subjective Tastes Than Their Them Voice Writers]
I came to the conclusion that I am not a fiction writer. Tim LaHaye
[ Am Came Conclusion Fiction Writer]
As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos. Nicholas Meyer
[ Budget Control Director Egos Everything Give Hand Leaves Limited Manuscript Once Page Put Reader Weather Words Writer Your]
A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. Charles Peguy
[ Another Guts His Other Out Overcoat Pocket Pulls Same Tears Word Writer]
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. Irvine Welsh
[ Arts Because Business Degrees Even Find First Get Information Learn Lot Necessity Other Research Sciences Should Skills Social Think Trying Writers Writing Young]
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]
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]
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]
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. Marianne Moore
[ Almost Any Himself Honest Others Overwhelmingly Please Pleasing Sure Writer]
George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers. Ringo Starr
[ Alot Basically Cuz Days First George Getting Go Himself His Independence John Know More Paul Started Things Those Wanted Way Went Were Where Writers Writing]
Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive. Leland Stanford
[ Control Creation Declared Delusive Direct Distribution Duty Economy Encourage First Many Nation Political Science Second Such Theories Upon Wealth Writers]
And then I met Jerry and he's such a creative fiction writer, and I don't know if there's ever been a team put together the way we are - where one person does the theological way out and suggestions, and the other person goes into the cave and does the fiction writing. Tim LaHaye
[ Been Cave Creative Does Ever Fiction Goes Into Jerry Know Met Other Out Person Put Such Suggestions Team Then Theological Together Way Where Writer Writing]
I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer's heart. Sandra Cisneros
[ Ability Am Best Both Closest Community Energy Family Friends Heart How Learning Need Restore Serve Store Think Withdraw Writer]
I think plays, like books, are endemic. They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about. I think, you just can't move them about, you know. Peter Shaffer
[ Books Endemic Grow Just Know Move Out Place Plays Soil Them Think Writer Writing]
Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories. Daniel Keys Moran
[ Actors Good Liars Memories Writers]
Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy. Irwin Shaw
[ Acceptable Deal Did Ernest Figure Great Hemingway Making Obviously Public Sissy Toward Writer]
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt. John Mortimer
[ Between Life Milk Modern Shelf Somewhere Writer Yogurt]
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]
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. W. H. Auden
[ Aim Always Authenticity Bother Confuse Never Originality Ought Should Some Which Writers]
The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it. William Golding
[ Book Forget Immediately Knows Meant Probably Should Writer Written Wrote]
It's commonly said that people who've been ill in childhood and who've had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don't look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that's a help. John Keegan
[ Been Childhood Commonly Education Had Help Ill Inclined Look Means Never Other Really Regret Said Upset Way Were World Writer]
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
[ Absolute Books Dogs Drink Even Germany Infinite Make References Water Which Writers]
You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer. Margaret Atwood
[ Amount Certain Need Nerve Writer]
I never thought about being a writer as I grew up. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be. An outfielder was something to be. Most of what I know about style I learned from Roberto Clemente. John Sayles
[ Being Grew Know Learned Most Never Outfielder Roberto Something Style Thought Up Wanted Writer]
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]
There's a practical problem about time and energy, and a more subtle problem of what it does to a writer's head, to continually analyze why they write, where it all comes from, where it's going to. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Analyze Comes Continually Does Energy Going Head More Practical Problem Subtle Time Where Why Write Writer]
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 very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer. Quentin Tarantino
[ Considered Good Happy Myself Never Really Think Very Way Write Writer]
Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists. Donal Henahan
[ Advertisements Artists Estate Most Next Prose Real Suspect Writer]
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]
That is a secondary teacher conception - the writer as an observer. Peter Bichsel
[ Conception Observer Secondary Teacher Writer]
I've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you've got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn't supposed to be easy. Henry Rollins
[ Actors Always Artist Artists Audience Drag Easy Give Good Got His Inside Out Role Same Seen Singers Supposed Writers]
A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you're communicating what you think you're communicating. It's so easy as a young writer to think you're been very clear when in fact you haven't. Octavia Butler
[ Audience Been Clear Communicating Easy Fact Haven Making Renting Sure Think Very Way Workshop Writer Young]
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that. Kathleen Turner
[ Actresses Admire Companies Create Material More Need Older Own Production Some Their Truly Women Writers Writing]
I just want to be told a story, and I want to believe I'm living that story, and I don't give a thought to influences or method or any other writerly concerns. Anne Tyler
[ Any Believe Concerns Give Influences Just Living Method Other Story Thought Told Want]
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]
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]
At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded. Irwin Shaw
[ Being Height Hounded Mccarthy Period Were Writers]
Writers always know whether you like them or not. Leslie Fiedler
[ Always Know Them Whether Writers]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great. Jack Dempsey
[ Fighter Good Great Made Pretty Writers]
Calvino was not a writer of hits; he was a writer of classics. William Weaver
[ Classics Hits 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]
The comedians all finished their acts with a song. They would get a certain amount of money from the song publishers and would use that money to pay the writers. None of them paid very much for their comedy material, but it all added up. Denis Norden
[ Acts Added Amount Certain Comedians Comedy Finished Get Material Money Much None Paid Pay Publishers Song Their Them Up Use Very Would Writers]
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]
I became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block. David Guterson
[ Artist Became Block Paralyzed Writer]
I want to be a writer someday. Andrea Barber
[ Someday Want Writer]
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]
Becoming a mother has helped make me a tougher, stronger writer. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Becoming Helped Make Mother Stronger Tougher Writer]
Stargate by far is the top of the pile when it comes to Sci-Fi. The quality is great. They have really good writers, production design, lighting, wardrobe. Corin Nemec
[ Comes Design Far Good Great Lighting Pile Production Quality Really Sci-Fi Stargate Top Wardrobe Writers]
It's also that comedians don't have the kind of narcissism that actors have. They're writers who perform their own material. It's more interesting. And they're sexy because they risk more. Stand-up comedians risk more than anyone. Rachel Weisz
[ Actors Also Anyone Because Comedians Interesting Kind Material More Narcissism Own Perform Risk Sexy Stand-Up Than Their Writers]
I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed. Gertrude Stein
[ Always Closed Firmly Great Mouth Noticed Portraits Really Writers]
I think writers, by nature, are more observers instead of participators. Ian Hunter
[ Instead More Nature Observers Think Writers]
I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Fulton J. Sheen
[ Also Feel Four John Luke Mark Matthew Pay Time Tribute Writers]
Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening. Herbert Gold
[ Angel Anybody Between Body Child Diverting Grown-Up Hustler Internal Light Listening Scribbling Traffic Wondering Writer]
To be a dramatic writer takes hard work, talent, and discipline. And that's why I just make up crap. Colin Mochrie
[ Crap Discipline Dramatic Hard Just Make Takes Talent Up Why Work Writer]
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 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]
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]
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]
My Panasonic typewriter can make graphs. It types in four different colors. Heather O'Rourke
[ Colors Different Four Make Types Typewriter]
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]
But it also became the experience, or was the experience, of the writers who were attracted to this kind of humor. They're all men or women who come from the same kind of experience in their own lives. Norman Lear
[ Also Attracted Became Come Experience Humor Kind Lives Men Own Same Their Were Women Writers]
You need the words, you need the script, you need the material, you need the commitment, you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers, we depend on producers, directors depend on us and once things are in the divine order as they happen. Nia Long
[ Commitment Depend Directors Divine Happen Material Need Once Order Passion Producers Script Things Us Words Writers]
I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. Donna Tartt
[ Admire American Essay Finished Just Maxwell Much Very Whose William Work Writer Writing]
The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab. Mary Roberts Rinehart
[ Career Colorful Drab His Itself Life May Rather Romantic Work Writer Writing]
A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it's not as satisfying in the end. Chaim Potok
[ Difficult End Fiction Figure Front Goes Her Him Much Non-Fiction Pretty Refining Satisfying Shape Work Write Writer]
When a reporter sits down at the typewriter, he's nobody's friend. Theodore White
[ Down Friend Nobody Reporter Sits Typewriter]
College had little effect on me. I'd have been the same writer if I'd gone to MIT, except I'd have flunked out sooner. Robert B. Parker
[ Been College Effect Except Flunked Gone Had Little Mit Out Same Sooner Writer]
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]
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits. Ann Beattie
[ Assume Everything Nobody Writer]
It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him. Jim Bishop
[ Born Both Despises Enslaved Father Him Impossible Mother Pleasure Read Something Such Thing Travail Which Writer]
Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort. William Gibson Work
[ Also Bad Description Dreamers Dreaming Dreams Good Important Job Our Part Public Realists Science See Sort Well Writers]
New fiction writers are a special breed in my estimation, and I never dreamed that so many people would be interested, but I remember being led by God. Tim LaHaye
[ Being Breed Dreamed Estimation Fiction God Interested Led Many Never New Remember Special Would Writers]
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]
I do enjoy working with writers. Neil Jordan
[ Enjoy Working Writers]
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]
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]
I am the worlds laziest writer. Oscar Peterson
[ Am Laziest Worlds Writer]
Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul. Edna O'Brien
[ Hotels Live Mind Really Soul Writers]
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 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]
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]
Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden. Amy Tan
[ Burden Culture Onerous Placing Represent Responsibility Writers]
Sportswriters have changed more than sportswriting. Dick Schaap
[ Changed More Sportswriters Than]
The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream. Joan Didion
[ Always Dream Into Listening Reader Their Writer]
Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs. Rick Springfield
[ Audience Band Being Camera Does Just Members Other Rely Room Sit Songs Songwriter Write]
I never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way. Dave Edmunds
[ Am Been Compliment Considered Contributing Each Extent Guitarist Lowe Myself Never Nick Now Other Since Songwriter Way Working]
I think 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]
I didn't go out of my way to get into this movie stuff. I think of myself as a writer. Sam Shepard
[ Get Go Into Movie Myself Out Stuff Think Way Writer]
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]
If you wish to be a writer, write. Epictetus
[ Wish Write 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 do like to work on a Marvel method, so if I've got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene. David Lloyd
[ Detail Every Got Happens Happy Marvel Method Opportunity Page Saying Scene Work Writer]
I'm not a born writer, and I don't enjoy writing. Alistair Maclean
[ Born Enjoy Writer Writing]
I figured somebody wrote a story who had a typewriter and I thought that movies were made by the cowboys and that they just said, 'Okay, you fall off the horse this time.' John Sayles
[ Cowboys Fall Figured Had Horse Just Made Movies Off Okay Said Somebody Story Thought Time Typewriter Were Wrote]
Basically I started to jot notes, lots of faxes back and forth to my writer, we faxed ideas throughout the whole first draft, and started all over again. Bruce Boxleitner
[ Again Back Basically Draft Faxes First Forth Ideas Jot Lots Notes Over Started Throughout Whole Writer]
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway
[ Bleed Down Nothing Sit Typewriter Writing]
The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. Robert Frost
[ Ear Only Reader True Writer]
I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary. Billy Joel
[ Bad Competent Consider Extraordinary Inept Means Merely Myself Opinion Pianist Singer Songwriter]
I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in. They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it. Michael Chabon
[ Asked Degree Drafts Except Involved Point Script Sent Them Thought Turned Write Writer]
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Gentleman Hard Very 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 always amazed by writers who tell me they plan everything at the beginning. I feel their writing days must be very bland. Rose Tremain
[ Always Amazed Beginning Bland Days Everything Feel Must Plan Tell Their Very Writers Writing]
All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour. Ben Kingsley
[ Behaviour Characters Great Human Root Their True Writers]
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]
Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed. Hugh Leonard
[ Actually Admired Arnold Bennett Deathbed Father His Notes Taking Writer]
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]
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]
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true. Don Henley
[ Forcing Forget Get Head Melody Notes Onto Precedence Ring Singers Sometimes Songwriters Take Their True Up Will Wind Word]
I am an artist and have no right buggering about with verbs and split infinitives, which is what being a writer says to me. Ralph Steadman
[ Am Artist Being Right Says Split Verbs Which Writer]
The songwriter mustn't fall in love with his own song. If it doesn't belong, he can't push it into a show. Let him save it; maybe it'll fit in another show. Dorothy Fields
[ Another Belong Fall Fit Him His Into Love Maybe Mustn Own Push Save Show Song Songwriter]
I'd hate to be a songwriter starting a career today. Otis Blackwell
[ Career Hate Songwriter Starting Today]
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]
Taking on challenging projects is the way that one grows and extends one's range as a writer, one's technical command, so I consider the time well-spent. Donna Tartt
[ Challenging Command Consider Extends Grows Projects Range Taking Technical Time Way Well-Spent Writer]
Travel definitely affects me as a writer. Anthony Doerr
[ Affects Definitely Travel Writer]
Why does one always ask a writer why they stopped? I am sure everyone finds in any drawer a few dear poems. Peter Bichsel
[ Always Am Any Ask Dear Does Drawer Everyone Few Finds Poems Stopped Sure Why Writer]
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]
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]
I don't have a normal job, so I really appreciate having friends who are writers and artists. It's fun to have a group of people you can call in the middle of the day to go for a hike. Natalie Portman
[ Appreciate Artists Call Day Friends Fun Go Group Having Hike Job Middle Normal Really Writers]
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]
You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel. Tim Cahill
[ Become Better Travel Writer Writing]
It's well known that actors are lousy writers. Richard Grant
[ Actors Known Lousy Well 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]
I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face. Caleb Carr
[ Artist Face Fiction Grew Had Kid Laughed Less Nothing Novelist Than Told Up Wanted Would Writer Your]
A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow. Johann G. Hamann
[ After Being Danger Day Hurry Misunderstood Runs Today Tomorrow Understood Writer]
I suppose I'm most influenced by any good, commercial writer. I learn from everyone. Nicholas Sparks
[ Any Commercial Everyone Good Influenced Learn Most Suppose Writer]
I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans. Irwin Shaw
[ Americans Freak Regarded Think 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]
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]
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]
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]
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game. Rex Stout
[ Along Ball Ballplayers Detective Game Love Professional Stories String Writer]
Writers will happen in the best of families. Rita Mae Brown
[ Best Families Happen Will Writers]
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]
It used to bother me being portrayed as this bitchy person, but now I feel that the public understands me better than some writer. There are people who know who I really am, and that's good enough for me. Jennifer Lopez
[ Am Being Better Bitchy Bother Enough Feel Good Know Now Person Portrayed Public Really Some Than Understands Used Writer]
I feel as if I'm clearly part of a trend among writers who take themselves seriously - and I confess to taking myself as seriously as the next writer. Jonathan Franzen
[ Among Clearly Confess Feel Myself Next Part Seriously Take Taking Themselves Trend Writer Writers]
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]
I love writers. All of my best friends are writers. Patricia Clarkson
[ Best Friends Love Writers]
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]
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]
Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be. Mary Wortley Montagu
[ Been Bring Double General Likely Loss Manners Men Money Never Novels Readers Representing Robbing Romance Their Them Things Time Writers]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I've yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine, and we have a tendency to treat them like that. Michael Tolkin
[ Change Could Into Meet Tendency Them Treat Water Wine Writer Yet]
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]
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]
Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German. Stefan Zweig
[ Desperation Disappointment German Group Hopelessness Impossible Jew Jewish Language Living Make Misery Much See Today Totally Write Writers Writes]
I think writers tend to be experience junkies, and I think they also tend to want to be on the outside looking in. Augusten Burroughs
[ Also Experience Junkies Looking Outside Tend Think Want Writers]
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]
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]
Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[ His Ignorance Ignorant Presume Understand Understanding Until Writer Yourself]
The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Art Doubts His Own Questions Story Values Writer]
There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional. You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself. Anne Rice
[ Computer Groups May Meet Occasional Own Really Typewriter Where Writing Your Yourself]
I 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]
Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity, promotion, and the publishing industry; but alas, not always. Teresa Nielsen Hayden
[ Alas Always Industry Nature Overall Promotion Publicity Publishing Say Sometimes Things True Writers]
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]
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. Robert Frost
[ Alone Call Consciously English Make May Music Myself Out Sense Set Sound Writers]
I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes. John Legend
[ Hyperbole Prone Sometimes Think Writers]
On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to - I mean, writing is a lonely business. Donna Tartt
[ Always Been Business Devices Hand Lonely Mean Other Own Rely Supposed Their Writers Writing]
Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide. Larry King
[ Am Business Eyes Feel Good Guide Leaving Saying See Signposts Through Tour World Writers Your]
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]
It's always hard when you're playing someone for a lot of people out there who are going to see the movie after reading the books. There's a communion between a reader and the writer, so people will have an idea who Sirius Black is and I might not be everyone's idea of that. Gary Oldman
[ After Always Between Black Books Communion Everyone Going Hard Idea Lot Might Movie Out Playing Reader Reading See Someone Will Writer]
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]
It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them. Alfred Russel Wallace
[ Accordance Adapted Animals Been Consider Custom Fixed Generally Habits History Instincts Natural Organization Point Specially Structure Take Their Them Writers]
Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals. Joyce Maynard
[ Apply Being Entitles Free Literary Mere Might Mortals Notion Person Remain Salinger Some Standards Subscribe Types Writer]
The first job of a writer is to be honest. Irvine Welsh
[ First Honest Job 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]
The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear. Bryant H. McGill
[ Ear Poet Talent True Writer]
I am an old, old friend of Aaron Sorkin's, who is the executive producer and writer. He had been talking about doing a political show for a long time and I had been interested in it for a long time. The moment I became available, he called me last year and asked me if I wanted to do it and then I just had to audition for the powers that be, and I got it. Bradley Whitford
[ Aaron Am Asked Audition Available Became Been Called Doing Executive Friend Got Had Interested Just Last Long Moment Old Political Powers Producer Show Talking Then Time Wanted Writer Year]
Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see. Ted Kotcheff
[ Any Audiences Ever Good Great Knows Popular See Sense Sylvester Want Worked Writer]
I 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]
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]
You can look at the New York Times Bestseller List and you can be pretty sure that the writers on that list don't know each other very well. Anne Rice
[ Bestseller Each Know List Look New Other Pretty Sure Times Very Well Writers York]
I have no problem selling books to media franchises and we do it all the time. The author must understand that he/she is a writer for hire and has no control over copyright or over editorial changes made to the text. Richard Curtis
[ Author Books Changes Control Copyright Editorial Franchises Hire Made Media Must Over Problem Selling She Text Time Understand Writer]
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it. Hugh Leonard
[ Detached Difficult Feel Grief Observing Writer]
That, for me, is a very important test of a young writer's commitment because most of them are going to have to continue doing that when they've finished the program. Tobias Wolff
[ Because Commitment Continue Doing Finished Going Important Most Program Test Them Very Writer Young]
Writing 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 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 am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of the vast consumer cultures of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large. Kenzaburo Oe
[ Am Consumer Create Cultures Large Literature Mere Novels Reflections Serious Themselves Those Tokyo Vast Which Wish Works World Writers]
The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence. Don DeLillo
[ Affiliation Independent Influence Outside Person Society Stands Writer]
I'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]
Many children's writers don't have children of their own. Mark Haddon
[ Children Many Own Their Writers]
I'm a writer. The more I act, the more resistance I have to it. If you accept work in a movie, you accept to be entrapped for a certain part of time, but you know you're getting out. I'm also earning enough to keep my horses, buying some time to write. Sam Shepard
[ Accept Act Also Buying Certain Earning Enough Getting Horses Keep Know More Movie Out Part Resistance Some Time Work Write Writer]
I'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]
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]
As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward. Augusten Burroughs
[ Absolutely Agents Allow Being Discouraged Either Forward Giving Luxury Must Plow Publishers Rejected Up Writer Yourself]
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]
And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them. Jimmy Buffett
[ Believe Better Certain Find New Orleans Others Planet Spots Than Them Where Write Writer]
I don't think I'm a great singer myself. I'm all right. I've worked with different writers, different producers... I've just been blessed with the caliber of people I've been able to work with. Melanie Chisholm
[ Able Been Blessed Caliber Different Great Just Myself Producers Right Singer Think Work Worked Writers]
The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live. Flannery O'Connor
[ Able Cannot Choose Live Make Writer Writes]
No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck. John Jakes
[ Affects Beyond Control Everyone Factor Luck Minimize Should Writer]
There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. the only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick. Robert A. Heinlein
[ Acute Civilized Cured Endure Even Food Him Isolation Known Only Patient Poked Private Provide Rendered Room Science Solution Stages Stick Tamed Way Where Writers]
Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society. Octavio Paz
[ Beggars Know Society Western Writers]
I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter. Patricia Highsmith
[ California Having His Hitchcock Just Make New Progress Rang Report Sacked Said Screenwriter Second Trouble York]
Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment, I'd give it my best shot. Roger Corman
[ Assignment Best Directors Down Felt Film Films Give Just Low-Budget Make Making Money Never Often Other Producers Put Saying Shot Something Took Were Would Writers]
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]
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]
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]
If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely. Don DeLillo
[ Being Central Dead Enjoy How Liberating Literature Lovely Margins Novel Outside Perception Told Were Work Would Writer]
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. Winston Churchill
[ Almost Assertions Being Contradicted Extremes Fear Himself Leads Meaning Modern Pushed Reserve Sense Sometimes Strip Which Writer]
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]
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. Roald Dahl
[ Absolute Become Compensation Fool Freedom His Only Person Writer]
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]
Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible. Craig Raine
[ Among Arrive Diseases Great Impatient Irresistible New Patients Pick Powerful Their Threatening Up Us Virus Writers]
The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It's not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work. Augusten Burroughs
[ Alone Author Away Being Enough Future Get Life Literature Lock Plan Really Secret Study Think Work Write Writer Writing Yourself]
When you're in the States and you're a writer and you've got money and you walk into a bank, you're a bum with money. Norman Spinrad
[ Bank Bum Got Into Money States Walk Writer]
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]
The writer catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind. Vita Sackville-West
[ Alarming Catches Changes Dynamic Exciting Growth His Hop Mind Soul Writer]
Men like women who write. Even though they don't say so. A writer is a foreign country. Marguerite Duras
[ Country Even Foreign Men Say Though Women Write Writer]
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes. Karl Kraus
[ Ability Any Deadline Express Ideas Improved Journalist More Person Skill Them Time Whose Without Worse Writer Writes]
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange. Nick Cave
[ Always Art Beautiful Compliment Exchange Greatest Happy Hear Inspires Most Painters Reward Should Very Work Writers]
There are certainly times when my own everyday life seems to retreat so the life of the story can take me over. That is why a writer often needs space and time, so that he or she can abandon ordinary life and "live" with the characters. Margaret Mahy
[ Abandon Certainly Characters Everyday Life Live Needs Often Ordinary Over Own Retreat Seems She Space Story Take Time Times Why Writer]
As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of. Iain Banks
[ Alter Clever Come Comebacks Get Lines Play Smart Thought Time Up Wish Writer]
I'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]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability. Barry Mann
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I do remember actually learning chords to Beatles songs. I thought they were great songwriters. Mick Taylor
[ Actually Beatles Chords Great Learning Remember Songs Songwriters Thought Were]
I 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]
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker. Gwendolyn Brooks
[ Am Because Perhaps Talker Writer]
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]
I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person, but I'm not a nationalist. Clarence Thomas
[ Certainly Destination Excellent Good Got Halfway Juan Nationalist Off Person Short Stopped Think Train Writer]
I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains. James A. Michener
[ Brought Century Complains Explains Great Late Never Nineteenth Tradition Up Writer]
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]
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]
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]
Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely. Greg Egan
[ Australian Book Boom Easier Edition First Likely Local Makes More New Publisher Publishing Recently Sell Sf Sometimes Then Undergone Us Which Writers]
I 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]
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]
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]
The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him. James Baldwin
[ Experience Him Produced Responsibility Writer]
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]
I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could, but it takes devotion and talent. Marguerite Young
[ Could Devotion Most Poetry Quite Real Sure Sustain Takes Talent Would Writers]
Perhaps it is the language that chooses the writers it needs, making use of them so that each might express a tiny part of what it is. Jose Saramago
[ Chooses Each Express Language Making Might Needs Part Perhaps Them Tiny Use Writers]
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]
Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer. Georg C. Lichtenberg
[ Lie Make Nowadays Phrase Three Turns Witty Writer]
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]
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]
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]
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 want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood. Ned Beatty
[ Because Bless God Hollywood Only See Strike Them True Want Writers]
I'm 82 years old, wherever I go everybody knows me, but here's why... I'm a merchandiser, I'm not just a writer, I stay in every avenue you can think of. Mickey Spillane
[ Avenue Every Everybody Go Here Just Knows Old Stay Think Wherever Why Writer Years]
I 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]
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]
I don't believe in kicking away ladders. By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer, small magazines that didn't pay anything, and that sort of thing. George Woodcock
[ Anything Ascended Away Believe Kicking Ladders Magazines Mean Pay Small Sort Thing Which Writer Young]
When a writer knows home in his heart, his heart must remain subtly apart from it. Willie Morris
[ Apart Heart His Home Knows Must Remain Subtly Writer]
I'm so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer. Bell Hooks
[ Behave Black Blacks Disturbed Identify Only Read Students Though White Women Writer]
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]
Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes. It's impossible. Anne Rice
[ Everything Impossible Know Obviously She Writer Writes]
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]
Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice, but everyone has a book in them. Yes, that old cliche. Tanith Lee
[ Because Better Book Cliche Everyone Had More Old Practice Stories Tell Them Writers Yes]
Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. Flannery O'Connor
[ Asked Been Best Could Enough Everywhere Go Good Many Opinion Prevented Seller Stifle Teacher Them Think Universities Writers]
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]
Writers speak stench. Franz Kafka
[ Speak Stench Writers]
I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Believe Between Bit Conformity Consider Exquisite Heart Little Live Moving Night Outside Society Terribly Themselves Unless Writers]
I 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]
Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in. Florence King
[ Always Metaphors Nothing Say Strain Writers]
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. William Faulkner
[ Afraid Himself Must Teach Things Writer]
I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do. Leon Uris
[ Agony Enjoy Joy Meant More Most Sometimes Tell Than Think Will Writers Writing]
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]
I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring themselves to write about it. A writer has to draw blood. Robert Morgan
[ Barely Blood Bring Draw Getting Just Know Painful Scene Somewhere Students Tell Themselves Will Write Writer]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made. Gore Vidal
[ Active Cannot Choose Literature Lose Made Many Stillness Time Virtue Which Without World Writers]
Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create. Jeanette Winterson
[ Able Being Create Hear Knack Listening Need Said Voices Writers]
I 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]
Going off the road just leaves me more time to be a writer. Janis Ian
[ Going Just Leaves More Off Road Time 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]
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]
If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist. Marianne Moore
[ Artist Doubt Interest Technique Writer]
Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house! Nanci Griffith
[ Attention Being Catch Else Good Hand House Means Out Paying Someone Song Songwriter Sticking Way Window Your]
Depending on what I'm working on, I come to the writing desk with entirely different mindsets. When I change form one to the other, it's as if another writer is on the scene. Evan Hunter
[ Another Change Come Depending Desk Different Entirely Form Mindsets Other Scene Working Writer Writing]
If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs. Tina Fey
[ Actual Audience Comedy Down Dress Her Lady Laugh Make Man Old Push Stairs Up Want Writers]
I was quite a reader before I became a writer. Tom T. Hall
[ Became Before Quite Reader Writer]
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac. Saul Bellow
[ Aphrodisiac Get Say Woman Writer]
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]
One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language. Don DeLillo
[ Beat Deeper Down Integrity Language Matches Poise Sentence Swing Truth Writer]
'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer. I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF that I want to write and read, but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough. Eric Brown
[ Big Breakthrough Made Published Read Sf Still Type Waiting Want Wondering Write Writer]
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]
The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks. Humphrey Carpenter
[ Being Happen Learning Magic Make Nice Thing Tricks Without Writer]
I'm a fast writer. Terry McMillan
[ Fast Writer]
I read, therefore I'm interested in writers. Philip Kaufman
[ Interested Read Therefore Writers]
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]
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]
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]
A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme. Diane Johnson
[ Already Apparent Becomes Deepening End Even Finding Finds Job Novel Out Outset Pattern Rarely Sharpening Theme Understanding Whole Writer Writing Written]
Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there. Beverly Cleary
[ Good Here Need Out Plucking Writers]
I was able to work out all sorts of attitudes to style and event and character, all of which affected the way I came to think about my own writing. I believe that all good writers are original. Margaret Mahy
[ Able Affected Attitudes Believe Came Character Event Good Original Out Own Sorts Style Think Way Which Work Writers Writing]
That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song. Margaret Whiting
[ Challenge Different End Find Got Growing Had How Know Liked Lyric Many Read Really Since Sing Song Songwriters Talent Tell Then Thought Try Up Wonderful Would]
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
[ Among Author Authors How Many Means Originator 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]
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]
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]
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]
First and foremost, I consider myself a songwriter. Kenny Chesney
[ Consider First Foremost Myself Songwriter]
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]
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]
France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic. Charles Baudelaire
[ Always Among Even Fact Feels France Horror Most Poetic Poetry Prefer She Those Use Verse Whom Will Writers]
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]
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]
What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature? And us... what good are we if we don't help as much as we can in that destruction? Julio Cortazar
[ Destroy Destruction Good Help Literature Much Us Writer]
The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all. James A. Baldwin
[ Another Appalling Everybody Everything Greed Needs Practically Same Seems Sense Time Want Wants Writer]
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]
I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work. Harold Ramis
[ Always Claim Director Done Percent Work Writer]
I'm a songwriter first. Carole King
[ First Songwriter]
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]
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]
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word. Catherine Drinker Bowen
[ Born Come Healing Nothing Realization Right Upon Word Writer Your]
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. Anais Nin
[ Art Cease Familiar Function Magic Meaning New Our Perception Renew Scene See Shakes Up Writer]
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]
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]
It's often been said that I'm an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I've never known what to make of that. Ann Beattie
[ Been Cynical Depressing Extremely Known Make Never Often Said Writer]
What description of clouds and sunsets was to the old novelist, description of scientific apparatus and methods is to the modern Scientific Detective writer. Hugo Gernsback
[ Apparatus Clouds Description Detective Methods Modern Novelist Old Scientific Sunsets Writer]
It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself. Armistead Maupin
[ Begins Breakup Concurrently Device Did Even Gabriel Greater Happen Interest Itself Know Life May Mystery Places Pressure Real Reveal Terry Under Which Writer]
On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact that there are so many good writers in the place. Paul Muldoon
[ Does Fact Good Hand Influence Ireland Issues Level Many Mass Northern Other Place Some Unresolved Writers]
They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. Lillian Hellman
[ Advice Fancy Give Had Listen Say Talkers Talking Themselves Would Writers Writing Young]
The first year we actually did a lot of night shooting and the writers weren't even allowed on location. James MacArthur
[ Actually Allowed Did Even First Location Lot Night Shooting Weren Writers Year]
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]
Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful. Philip K. Dick
[ Am Anything Because Dreadful Fiction Know Knowledge Limited Our Really Say Science Sorry Talk Unofficial Usually Writers]
There's a feminist writer, Naomi Wolfe, who is reconsidering her position on abortion. Norma McCorvey
[ Abortion Feminist Her Naomi Position 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]
Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive. Helen Dunmore
[ Books Children Drive Gives Narrative Sense Strong Very Writer Writing]
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]
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]
God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names. Dennis Potter
[ Even God Lazy Names New Such Think Up Writer]
I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers. Frank Harris
[ Am Difficulty Finding Great Only Readers Really Writer]
It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers. James Payn
[ Agree Allowances Am Apt Aware Certain Empty Great Indeed Make Ones Present Profane Reprehensible Sacred Stomachs Think Though Venture Very Well Were Writers]
Every writer has to figure out what works best - and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits. Nora Roberts
[ Before Best Different Discard Every Figure Find Fits Often Out Select Tools Works Writer]
I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer. Bjork
[ Also Being Explorer Love Personal Scientist Singer-Songwriter Very]
David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph. Tom Brokaw
[ Brilliant Broadcast Could Country Crisis David During Few Hear Icon Journalism Modern Needed Say Times Tragedy Triumph Words Writer]
Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time. We could hardly get through it. Buddy Rice
[ Between Comedy Could Get Hardly Hour Through Time Us Whole Writers]
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]
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'm interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We're all victims and few of us are truly free. David Lloyd
[ Art Artists Create Escaping Few Free How Interested Into Therapy Truly Us Using Victims Worlds Writers]
I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around. Christian Bale
[ Around Good Intelligent Only Script Sound Writer]
I know that many writers have had to write under censorship and yet produced good novels; for instance, Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Catholic Censorship Cervantes Good Had Instance Know Many Novels Produced Quixote Under Write Writers Wrote Yet]
You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer. Irwin Shaw
[ Achieved Expect Popularity Writer]
Kafka is still unrecognized. He thought he was a comic writer. Leslie Fiedler
[ Comic Kafka Still Thought Writer]
If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn. Lloyd Alexander
[ Begun Books Learn May More Perhaps Readers Than Their Writers]
I don't call myself a writer. Bruce Boxleitner
[ Call Myself Writer]
The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him. Roald Dahl
[ Desk Force Go Him Himself His Hours Make Nobody Own Scold Work Writer]
There's no reason you shouldn't, as a writer, not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly. John Irving
[ Aware Constantly Necessity Reason Revise Writer Yourself]
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann
[ Difficult More Other Somebody Than Whom Writer Writing]
As I said earlier, there are no writers who could create a literary vision of the new reality. Andrzej Wajda
[ Could Create Earlier Literary New Reality Said Vision Writers]
You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights. Elvis Costello
[ Came Centre Composer Face Fact Festival Invited Lincoln New Nights Opportunity Perform Reputation Songwriter Summer Three York]
It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had. We're very lucky in that way. Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, 'How do I start? Where do I start?' Albert Finney
[ Blank Canvas Down Front Gregarious Had How Life Lucky Marvellous Painters Say Sit Start Unlike Very Way Where Writers]
My sensibility steers me toward writers who are out on their own. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ Out Own Sensibility Steers Their Toward Writers]
The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence. Cyril Connolly
[ Any Consequence Function Masterpiece Other Produce Task True Writer]
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]
The English may not always be the best writers in the world, but they are incomparably the best dull writers. Raymond Chandler
[ Always Best Dull English Incomparably May World Writers]
Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already. Cy Coleman
[ Already Artist Credits Enough Figured Had Since Solo Songs Well Writer]
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]
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. Robert Frost
[ Am Books Learn Order Retrospect Talk Teach Understand Writer]
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'm a writer and this is what I love to do. Gloria Estefan
[ Love Writer]
I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. V. S. Naipaul
[ Am Kind Other Reading Think Writer]
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]
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. William Faulkner
[ Artist Critics Listen Ones Read Reviews Time Want Write Writers]
I 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]
Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before. Matt Groening
[ Before Beginning Characters Comments Done History Know Make Remind Since Sometimes Tone Very Writers]
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]
A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, 'see, I have had my testicles removed.' Norman Lindsay
[ Below Creatures Exposed Goes Had His Men Presents Removed Saying See Trousers Waist Without Women Writer]
Young writers only take off when they find their subjects. Since almost everyone has a family and stories about family, that is often a place to start. Robert Morgan
[ Almost Everyone Family Find Off Often Only Place Since Start Stories Subjects Take Their Writers Young]
I've got America's best writer for $300 a week. Jack L. Warner
[ America Best Got Week Writer]
Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write. J. B. Priestley
[ Better Must Perhaps Then Would Write Writer]
I don't think there's been any writer like Samuel Beckett. He's unique. He was a most charming man and I used to send him my plays. Harold Pinter
[ Any Beckett Been Charming Him Man Most Plays Samuel Send Think Unique Used Writer]
I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work. Alain de Botton
[ Always Am Aspects Attention Boundaries Conscious Formal How Little Many Non-Fiction Pay Stretch Surprised Their Trying Work Writers Writing]
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]
I was never really a writer, I was always more of a performer. Mick Ronson
[ Always More Never Performer Really Writer]
As a writer, I've always been interested in others. Antonio Tabucchi
[ Always Been Interested Others Writer]
I think that each of us inhabits a private world that others cannot see. The only difference between the writer and the reader is that the writer is able to dramatise that private world. John McGahern
[ Able Between Cannot Difference Each Only Others Private Reader See Think Us World Writer]
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]
Every writer has to find their own way into writing. Margaret Mahy
[ Every Find Into Own Their Way Writer Writing]
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]
They're pretty particular about what they show. They certainly edit the scripts and have conversations with the writers about what they are and aren't willing to portray. But the writers and the network are pretty much on the same page. James Denton
[ Certainly Conversations Edit Much Network Page Particular Portray Pretty Same Scripts Show Willing Writers]
I think most writers feel like they're on the outside looking in much of the time. All of us feel, to a certain extent, alienated from the stuff going on around us. Mark Haddon
[ Alienated Around Certain Extent Feel Going Looking Most Much Outside Stuff Think Time Us Writers]
The overwhelming triumph of the international multimedia conglomerate has resulted in less diversity within the field and has made it much harder for newer writers not only to break in, but to make any kind of a living while doing so. Alan Dean Foster
[ Any Break Conglomerate Diversity Doing Field Harder International Kind Less Living Made Make Much Multimedia Newer Only Overwhelming Resulted Triumph While Within Writers]
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]
I think it takes about a million words to make a writer. I mean that you're going to throw away. Jerry Pournelle
[ Away Going Make Mean Million Takes Think Throw Words Writer]
I 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]
Although it was in primitive times and differently called the Lord's day or Sunday, yet it was never denominated the Sabbath; a name constantly appropriate to Saturday, or the Seventh day both by sacred and ecclesiastical writers. Charles Buck
[ Although Appropriate Both Called Constantly Day Differently Ecclesiastical Lord Name Never Primitive Sabbath Sacred Saturday Seventh Sunday Times Writers Yet]
I think 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]
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]
Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish. Shakira
[ Am Challenge English Major Other Preserve Same Songs Songwriters Spanish Spirit Want Wanted Write 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]
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]
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not. Carl Van Vechten
[ Am Author Beauty Cat Cats Grace Inspiration Love Many Motion Much Mysticism Only Power Suggests Surprised Think Wonder Writers]
Well, so far, at least, my own ideas always take priority over those of other writers. As long as the well doesn't run dry, I imagine this will be the case. Todd Solondz
[ Always Case Dry Far Ideas Imagine Least Long Other Over Own Priority Run Take Those Well Will Writers]
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]
I turned down twelve films last year... Huge money films, but I had no respect for the writer or the work. Shia LaBeouf
[ Down Films Had Huge Last Money Respect Turned Twelve Work Writer Year]
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]
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 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]
My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove. Poppy Z. Brite
[ Because Chances Could Dad Equivalent Ever Good Lottery Make Prove Something Told Were Which Winning Writer]
What makes me furious, not just because we're in an interview, but I don't like when writers take your words and put them somewhere else, in the wrong context in their own article about you. Erykah Badu
[ Article Because Context Else Furious Interview Just Makes Own Put Somewhere Take Their Them Words Writers Wrong Your]
The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps. Jim Harrison
[ Advice Also Aspiring Garlic Give Helps Life Only Red Unless Whole Willing Wine Writers Your]
An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, 'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part. John Glover
[ Actor Artist Come Get Go Hard Here Hired Needs Paint Part Say Somebody Write Writer]
No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more, but your final draft is not the time to try to wring a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge. Lynn Abbey
[ Any Cartridge Draft Few Final More Out Ribbon Sheets Time Try Typewriter Uses Wring Your]
Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed. P. G. Wodehouse
[ Always Back Climbed Comes Gradually Heights Him Look Realize Rule Shock Something Success Which Writer]
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]
The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible. Toni Cade Bambara
[ Irresistible Job Make Revolution Writer]
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]
Write a lot. And finish what you write. Don't join writer's clubs and go sit around having coffee reading pieces of your manuscript to people. Write it. Finish it. I set those rules up years ago, and nothing's changed. Jerry Pournelle
[ Ago Around Changed Clubs Coffee Finish Go Having Join Lot Manuscript Nothing Pieces Reading Rules Set Sit Those Up Write Writer Years Your]
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]
They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time. Oscar Robertson
[ Around Been College Game Had High Junior Level Long Order Played Rule School Should Some Somewhere Sport Sportswriter Time]
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]
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]
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]
I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist. Clifford Geertz
[ Anthropologist Doing Happens His Myself Think Writer Writing]
Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader. Joseph Joubert
[ Anything Does Easily Emotion Give Great Never Pleasure Reader Transferred Write Writer]
I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into. Jonathan Frakes
[ American Baseball Biographies Condition Contemporary Happened Human Into Jazz Just Literature Sci-Fi Something Write Writers]
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]
I think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect. Steve Earle
[ Criticism Heart Other Respect Take Think Writers]
Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure. Ralph Bakshi
[ Action Animation Classical Closer Give Hell Jazz Kind Live Some Stage Structure Talking Than Will Writers]
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]
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]
When you're a writer you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you. Brian Moore
[ Always Figures Freshness Inside Longer Normal Person See Things Two Work Writer]
I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin. John Irving
[ Actor Better Business Going Pretty Skin Thick Think Writer]
No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn't get paid. Irwin Shaw
[ Enjoys Even Feel Get Himself Need Paid Sorry Writer Writes]
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]
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]
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]
Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death. Cat Stevens
[ Abuses Actually Any Death Indeed Islamic Law Prophet Sentence Under Writer]
I certainly don't think I would have been asked to pose for Rage if I wasn't a known writer. Poppy Z. Brite
[ Asked Been Certainly Known Pose Rage Think Would Writer]
Writers don't have to keep themselves honest. They have to keep themselves accurate. John Metcalf
[ Accurate Honest Keep Themselves Writers]
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. Anais Nin
[ Role Say Unable Writer]
Nothing spooky or terrible happened on set, but we were told to say it had. We were giving a press conference and the writers were going on about these terrible things that supposedly happened while we were filming. Margot Kidder
[ Conference Filming Giving Going Had Happened Nothing Press Say Set Spooky Supposedly Terrible These Things Told Were While Writers]
I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe. Steven Curtis Chapman
[ Artist Believe Continues Cream Great Hate Jumps Just New Out Pack Rise Somehow Today Town Would Writer]
When I went to college I took a creative writing class and decided in a week to be a writer. David Guterson
[ Class College Creative Decided Took Week Went Writer Writing]
I like 'Bewitched' off the first album because it's one of the happiest songs I've ever written and, as any writer will tell you, happy songs are a million times more difficult to write than sad songs. Malcolm Wilson
[ Album Any Because Bewitched Difficult Ever First Happiest Happy Million More Off Sad Songs Tell Than Times Will Write Writer Written]
In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony. Juan Goytisolo
[ Beliefs Expresses Faith Feelings Functions Harmony Hope Hopes Perfect Political Predominates Religious Society Times Totally Unison Writer]
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it. Tom Wolfe
[ Book Forget Reader Reads Reason Remember Writer Writes]
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]
There may be something to the suggestion about the pace of technological change intimidating writers, though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments. Stanley Schmidt
[ Ahead Awfully Been Change Developments Hard Intimidating Keep May Pace Real Something Suggestion Technological Though Writers]
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]
In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act. Don DeLillo
[ Act Consumption Deeply Endless Filled Glut Influential May Meaningful Only Repetition Repressive Society Terror Writer]
I like this town, it's really great. They've put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It's about the kind of music I like. Otis Blackwell
[ Fame Great Hall Kind Music Nashville Put Really Songwriters Town]
I 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]
Sometimes I'll hear a phrase or a word and write it down in my little black notebook (a writer's best mate), then come back to it and work a plot around it. Paul Kane
[ Around Back Best Black Come Down Hear Little Mate Notebook Phrase Plot Sometimes Then Word Work Write Writer]
As a songwriter, there's nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn't really celebrate, because it wasn't right. Luther wasn't standing next to me, to receive the award. Richard Marx
[ Award Because Better Celebrate Luther Next Nothing Really Receive Right Song Songwriter Standing Than Winning Year]
I think the special thing about Python is that it's a writers' commune. The writers are in charge. The writers decide what the material is. Eric Idle
[ Charge Commune Decide Material Python Special Thing Think Writers]
I'm either going to be a writer or a bum. Carl Sandburg
[ Bum Either Going 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 was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Employee Evening Government Morning Writer]
There were five writers on Blazing Saddles. Dom DeLuise
[ Blazing Five Were 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]
It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave. Anatole Broyard
[ American Back Forever Leave Literature Lives Looking Love Nostalgia Our Paradoxes Wait Writers]
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]
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]
But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright. Beth Henley
[ Copyright Here Maintain Novelist Playwright Poet Screenwriter Sell Thing Your]
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 like working with other people but I'm not a songwriter, I'm a producer. Josh Silver
[ Other Producer Songwriter Working]
So there was a constant flow and a thin line there between reality and television and yes, much of what I was experiencing in my real life was also what was going on in the television show to the extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around. Alan Thicke
[ Advice Also Around Between Constant Counselors Experiencing Extent Flow Going Had Life Line Much Real Reality Show Take Television Thin Writers Yes]
All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship. Julius Wellhausen
[ Associate Closest Monotheism Period Unity Way Worship Writers]
Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world. Jeanette Winterson
[ Academics Body Book Consumes Each Her His Love Make Sum Theories Work World Writer]
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]
The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written. Elizabeth Bowen
[ Actual First Importance Must Out Proportion Value Writer Writing Written]
The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Aside Only Passes Poet Prose Step 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]
This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer. And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame, which was on hold for two years and went through a few publishers before finding a stable home. Paul Kane
[ Any Before Encouragement Few Finding Flame Hold Home Lastly Publication Publishers Sort Stable Through Touching Two Vital Went Which Writer Years]
I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink. Robert B. Parker
[ Achieved Being Between Blink Boys Choice Give Given Had Important Joan Life Married Most Sons Things Up Without World Writer]
I'm a writer first and a woman after. Katherine Mansfield
[ After First Woman Writer]
Many artists and writers have used cannabis for creative stimulation - from the writers of the world's religious masterpieces to our most irreverent satirists. Jack Herer
[ Artists Creative Irreverent Many Masterpieces Most Our Religious Satirists Stimulation Used World Writers]
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]
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]
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 too neurotic to ever be happy. Connie Willis
[ Ever Happy Neurotic Too Writers]
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]
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]
They've got this house style which is writer driven. I heard of one person who sent his script in, and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it. Put some more in. Eddie Campbell
[ Driven Enough Got Heard His House More Person Put Said Script Sent Some Style Weren Which Words Writer]
Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone. John Updike
[ Alone Bloom Dare Decay Disreputable Early Go Incorrigible Late May Writers]
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]
I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol. Steven Seagal
[ Actor Am Day Great Hoping Known Rather Sex Some Symbol Than Writer]
Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one, and many of my friends are writers. I know what it's like to write. I'm interested in the creative process. I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside, and what we have bubbling away inside us. Eric Brown
[ Away Between Bubbling Creative Disparity Fascinated Friends Inside Interest Interested Know Many Outside Process Us Well Why Write Writers]
The 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]
Sportswriters. They were all my friends. They were racetrack guys and so was I. Art Rooney
[ Friends Guys Racetrack Sportswriters Were]
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]
I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don't think I'm in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well. Alex Chilton
[ Accompany Arrange Being Club Fairly Good Myself Never Other Perform Pretty Sing Sometimes Songwriter Songwriters Think Thought Ton Well]
It was in New York, and I've always wanted to film in New York. And the writer was a teenage friend of mine. We did youth theatre together when we were 16 and always had a dream of making a film together. And ten years later, we've done it. So it's great. Rosamund Pike
[ Always Did Done Dream Film Friend Great Had Later Making Mine New Teenage Ten Theatre Together Wanted Were Writer Years York Youth]
I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood. Wole Soyinka
[ Get Learned Machine Morning Never Paper Piece Put Start Their Those Typewriter Understood Up Writers Writing]
I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration. Orson Scott Card
[ Admiration Contempt Motivation Ought Sometimes Wonder Writers]
I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians. Rosanne Cash
[ Actors Daughters Musicians Writers]
There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent. J. B. Priestley
[ Clever Enough Genius Much Plenty Talent Too Writers Young]
Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. E. M. Forster
[ Evil Goodness Make Only Readable Sense Writer]
The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury's special qualities. Tom Allen
[ Also Ignored Mercury Qualities Rule Special Writers]
Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard. Daphne du Maurier
[ Heard Neither Nor Read Seen Should 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]
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]
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. Samuel McChord Crothers
[ Begins Capital Every Gets Keeps Letter Line Poet Prose Tired Wants Writer Writing]
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Concerned Judge Know More Than Writer]
For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years - I had writer's block. Mary Garden
[ Block Had Lasted Life Long Period Writer Years]
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]
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]
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 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]
In Europe, a writer is supposed to improve up until he's about 75. Irwin Shaw
[ Europe Improve Supposed Until Up Writer]
This is terrible, when a writer is bored by his own work, but it was a real bomb and had reached the point where I couldn't even stand to look at it any more. David Eddings
[ Any Bomb Bored Even Had His Look More Own Point Reached Real Stand Terrible Where Work Writer]
Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders. Walter Bagehot
[ Divided Into Teeth Writers]
A writer is a human being. He has to live with a sense of honor. Irwin Shaw
[ Being Honor Human Live Sense 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]
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]
So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar, be of vulgar mould. Edmund Waller
[ Mould Must Productions Should Take Vulgar Whose Writer]
No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks. Erica Jong
[ Alas Also Being Cover Ever Fool Fools Found Human Public Race Rest Tracks While Wisdom Without Writers]
Every writer I know has trouble writing. Joseph Heller
[ Every Know Trouble Writer Writing]
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]
Without books I would not have become a vivacious reader, and if you are not a reader you are not a writer. Ken Follet
[ Become Books Reader Without Would Writer]
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]
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight. Edna Ferber
[ Rarely Read Seen Should Sight Writers]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into account whether a person is a good writer. Bob Schieffer
[ Account Even Good Into Newspapers Nowadays Person Sure Take Whether Writer]
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]
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]
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]
Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers. Ken Follett
[ Influenced Just Movies Thriller 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]
I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us - as actors, writers, directors. Jonathan Frakes
[ Actors Been Directors Double-Edged Star Think Trek Us Very Writers]
Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer, you should write up a treatment and register your show with the Writers Guild of America. Penelope Spheeris
[ America Approach Before Entity Even Guild Potential Producer Production Register Should Show Treatment Up Write Writers Your]
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]
And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around. Ashley Judd
[ Around Because Christmas Course During Family Had Many Much Music Obviously Our Piano Season Songwriters Through Useful]
We served on the editorial board of a literary monthly called Face in 1968 and 1969. He was a young writer, and I was also interested in broad cultural issues. We agreed on all major issues and became friends. Vaclav Klaus
[ Agreed Also Became Board Broad Called Cultural Editorial Face Friends Interested Issues Literary Major Monthly Served Writer Young]
I'm definitely more influenced by European writers than I am by American writers, there's no doubt about that. Anne Rice
[ Am American Definitely Doubt European Influenced More Than 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]
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]
He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer. Benny Green
[ Develop Forward Help His Intention Jazz Messengers Player Potential Take Them Voice Would Writer Young]
I quit my job, and went ashore to become a writer. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Ashore Become Job Quit Went Writer]
Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient. E. M. Forster
[ Before Both Classed Express Good Letters Must Pass Personality Recipient Tests Two Writer]
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken. Paul Valery
[ Impeccable Mistaken Never Only Poe 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]
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]
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 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]
Aaron is a very passionate, maniacal writer so the scripts really come from him, but he is very open to... y'know, we'll plan ideas and we'll certainly tussle about stuff when the script comes out. So, to a certain extent, he's very interested. If there's some problem or something that doesn't ring true, he wants to know why and he wants to correct it or fight for it. Bradley Whitford
[ Aaron Certain Certainly Come Comes Correct Extent Fight Him Ideas Interested Know Maniacal Open Out Passionate Plan Problem Really Ring Script Scripts Some Something Stuff True Very Wants Why Writer]
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]
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]
You don't say, I'm going to be a writer when I grow up - at least I didn't. Anthony Doerr
[ Going Grow Least Say Up Writer]
Writers write. Dreamers talk about it. Jerry B. Jenkins Dreams
[ Dreamers Talk Write Writers]
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best. Flannery O'Connor
[ Am Because Best Thing Writer Writing]
Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals. John Steinbeck
[ Above Below Clowns Little Seals Trained Writers]
What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor. I'm not qualified to be a songwriter. I'm not qualified to be a TV producer. I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don't know what qualified means. Sonny Bono
[ Been Businessman Haven Know Life Mayor Means Producer Qualified Songwriter Successful Tv]
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]
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]
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]
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. Kate O'Brien
[ Asked Enough Everywhere Go Opinion Stifle Stifles Them Think University Writers]
A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are. Bruce Boxleitner
[ Actors Basically Storyteller 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]
I'm a writer. Now I've started to be on television. I have a big mouth. And I have good TV teeth, they say. Steven Cojocaru
[ Big Good Mouth Now Say Started Teeth Television Tv Writer]
The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties. Graham Greene
[ Advantage Being Boring Even Every Everything Great Listening Longest Luncheon Most Observing Part Parties Scrap See Spy Useful Word Writer]
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]
All writers are vampires. James Gandolfini
[ Vampires Writers]
An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. Irwin Shaw
[ Ability Absolutely Almost Both Equipment Hands Himself Inflicts Necessary Out Part Punishment Stand Talent Under Up Upon World Writer]
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 have no ghost writers. I personally write every message and every piece of published mail. David Wilkerson
[ Every Ghost Mail Message Personally Piece Published Write Writers]
A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye. Bernard Malamud
[ Critical Everything Eye Highly Looking Spectator Writer]
I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director. William Shatner
[ Comedian Director Entertainer Performer Writer]
You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that's what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don't yet understand. Rosser Reeves
[ Ad Different Interesting Just Make Many Must Product Today Too Understand Yet]
I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable. Samuel Butler
[ His Knew Never Pains Readable Same Smallest Style Time Took Writer Yet]
I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective. James Ellroy
[ Afford Am Career Could Detective Months Off Play Take Writer Writing]
I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing. Mary Oliver
[ Begins Duty Feelings Intensely Line Love Observing Our Own Powers Things Think Very Writers]
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]
I've been a screenwriter for twenty-five years. Every one of my books have been optioned for movies and I have written a few of those screenplays. Alice Hoffman
[ Been Books Every Few Movies Screenplays Screenwriter Those Twenty-Five Written Years]
I just don't see myself as a travel writer. I can't. I don't. Robyn Davidson
[ Just Myself See Travel Writer]
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are. Gore Vidal
[ America Goes Great Hustler Loud Must Race Say Solemn Think Writer]
The writers keep managing to turn the show in on itself, coming up with something that's well thought-out and miraculous. Kiefer Sutherland
[ Coming Itself Keep Managing Miraculous Show Something Turn Up Well Writers]
I 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]
I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
[ Agenda Any Except Funny Neither Offer Profess Wisdom Worldly Writers]
Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day. Stephen Fry
[ Acting Actor Been Daft Day Directed Extension Felt Go Grave Happen Having Knew Long Natural Without Would Writer Writing Years]
When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers be specifically identified-only our student numbers appeared on the title page. I love that idea and still do. Jonathan Carroll
[ Appeared College Editor Editors Idea Insisted Literary Love Magazine Neither Nor Numbers Our Page Specifically Still Student Title Writers]
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]
Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself. Dario Argento
[ Every Extent Himself Some Writer Writes]
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]
It's probably why I'm a short story writer. I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form, in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time. Tobias Wolff
[ Around Form Grew Narrative Past Probably Remember Short Stories Story Tend Things Time Told Up Why Writer]
All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool. The reader will like the book to the degree that he agrees with the writer about what's cool. Steven Brust
[ Agrees Book Consists Cool Degree Literature Reader Thinks Whatever Will Writer]
Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty. Herbert Gold
[ Beauty Boils Brought Careers Demands Edge Extract Literature Living Meaning Memories Nerves Nightmares Out Their Truth Writers]
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]
Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. Robert Frost
[ Around Circles Forward Himself How Indicates Itself Mind Moves Saying Skating Style Takes Which Writer]
If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination. Harold Brodkey
[ Drunk Fiction Go Illumination Interesting Just Looking Poet Read Reality See Sober Sometimes Word Writer]
I don't 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]
Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened - but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies. Cameron Crowe
[ Always Because Degree Favourite Filmmakers Happened Kind Know Movies Personal Project Some Tend Theirs Things Think Well Write Writer]
It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes, and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality. Francoise Sagan
[ Another Assume Before Eyes Face Front Fronts Kinds Puts Reality Seems Trickery Two Writer]
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]
I spend days with writers' block. It is a problem. Mackenzie Crook
[ Block Days Problem Spend Writers]
I am a writer of fragments. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Am Fragments Writer]