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Writer quotes by Lee Gutkind
#1. I am a writer and editor with a passion for true storytelling. To me, science matters, research matters and knowledge matters, whatever the field. #Quote by Lee Gutkind
Writer quotes by Richard Ayoade
#2. A writer/director is a tough thing to gauge when someone hasn't directed a movie before. You just don't know. Sometimes it will be a great script that's written beautifully, and then the director who has also written it does not have the facility to translate it. #Quote by Richard Ayoade
Writer quotes by Roland Smith
#3. A good writer should draw the reader in by starting in the middle of the story with a hook, then go back and fill in what happened before the hook. Once you have the reader hooked, you can write whatever you want as you slowly reel them in. #Quote by Roland Smith
Writer quotes by Philip Roth
#4. He winced when he stood
lumbago, he explained, from turning one too many sentences arounder that day
and said that he still his evening's reading. He did not do justice to a writer unless he read him on consecutive days and for no less than three hours at a sitting. Otherwise, despite his note taking and underlining, he lost touch with a book's inner life and might as well not have begun. Sometimes, when he unavoidably had to miss a day, he would go back and begin all over again, rather than be nagged by his sense that he was wronginger a serious author. #Quote by Philip Roth
Writer quotes by Susan Hill
#5. Suggested Reading Louis Bayard, The Black Tower; Sarah Blake, Grange House; F. G. Cottam, The House of Lost Souls; Michael Cox, The Glass of Time; Mark Frost, The List of Seven; John Harwood, The Ghost Writer; Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale. #Quote by Susan Hill
Writer quotes by Jane Smiley
#6. If novels and stories are bulletins from the progressive states of ignorance a writer passes through over the years, observations and opinions about horses are all the more so, since horses are more mysterious than life and harder to understand. #Quote by Jane Smiley
Writer quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#7. Sometimes constraints actually create success. Not being able to swim made me run. And running taught me the discipline I needed as a writer. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Writer quotes by Steven Johnson
#8. I love those stretches where I've just been a writer - when I haven't been doing Internet start-ups - where I pretty much eliminate meetings from my life. #Quote by Steven Johnson
Writer quotes by Steven Bochco
#9. If bad taste were a felony, every writer I know would've done prison time. #Quote by Steven Bochco
Writer quotes by Eric Brown
#10. 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. #Quote by Eric Brown
Writer quotes by Peter S. Beagle
#11. Oh, it's a beautiful day, it's an elegant, graceful day, and I'm sailing down the Strip in glamorous Las Vegas, on my motor scooter, in company with a certified illegal prostitute who loves poetry and remembers it. Sonofabitch, I'm a real writer! I used to worry about it, but no more. Life is good. #Quote by Peter S. Beagle
Writer quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#12. For the writer that has truly suffered, their pen, their words, their art will become as important as breathing. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
Writer quotes by Himmilicious
#13. The relationship between a perfect cup of coffee and a writer is just like the couple who always standby and feel proud of being committed to each other. #Quote by Himmilicious
Writer quotes by Walter Mosley
#14. One of the things that I love about being a writer is this. I wake up every day and I write for three hours. I wake up early. So like 6:00, 7:00 in the morning, I write till 9:00 or 10:00. I live in New York, nobody even is breathing until 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. So, it's like my writing life is completely removed from the rest of my life. #Quote by Walter Mosley
Writer quotes by Dean Koontz
#15. A plot without action is like pasta without garlic, like Dolly Parton without cleavage, and like a writer without his similes. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Writer quotes by Neel Burton
#16. Just as Prometheus delivered stolen fire to man, so Eve, and the serpent, delivered man into self-consciousness, setting him up, were it not for his short lifespan, as rival to God. At the same time, man's self-consciousness removed him from nature into a life of toil, doubt, fear, guilt, shame, blame, enmity, loneliness, and frailty - and the product of this separation, the fruit and flower of this exile, is, of course, culture. 'God,' said the writer Victor Hugo, 'made only water, but man made wine. #Quote by Neel Burton
Writer quotes by Daniel Radcliffe
#17. I always feel that if you put me in a room with a director and a writer and let me talk about the script, I can give a good account of myself. #Quote by Daniel Radcliffe
Writer quotes by C.M. Mayo
#18. I was both charmed and moved by Midday with Buuel, Mexican filmmaker and writer Claudio Isaac's personal and very poetic recollection of his friendship with his mentor, the Spanish surrealist Luis Buuel. #Quote by C.M. Mayo
Writer quotes by Isobelle Carmody
#19. I am very fortunate in that I have spent pretty much my whole life being a writer, and before I was a writer, I was a storyteller. #Quote by Isobelle Carmody
Writer quotes by Said Sayrafiezadeh
#20. I suppose my Iranian identity is one of the driving forces for being a writer: I want to set the record straight about who I really am. #Quote by Said Sayrafiezadeh
Writer quotes by Jarod Kintz
#21. Bestseller doesn't necessarily mean good writer. I think it takes 10,000 book sales to make the bestseller's list, and at about 9 dollars a pop for my book, if I had an extra $90,000 dollars of disposable income, I'd be a bestseller tomorrow. But would I be a better writer? No, I'd be a poorer writer - about $75,000 dollars poorer. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Writer quotes by Richard Powers
#22. In 25 years of writing novels, I've never had anything that felt like writer's block. #Quote by Richard Powers
Writer quotes by Munia Khan
#23. Everyone writes with hand, but very few can write with heart #Quote by Munia Khan
Writer quotes by Pamela Glass Kelly
#24. We as authors sign a pact with our readers; they'll go on reading because they trust us to play fair with them and deliver what we've promised. #Quote by Pamela Glass Kelly
Writer quotes by Eliza Doolittle
#25. As a writer, I try to do different things, but I'm not going to become a darker artist or turn into Radiohead overnight. I don't think that's my style. #Quote by Eliza Doolittle
Writer quotes by Zadie Smith
#26. You become a different writer when you approach a short story. When things are not always having to represent other things, you find real human beings begin to cautiously appear on your pages. #Quote by Zadie Smith
Writer quotes by Bryce Harper
#27. You don't ever want to go out there and not be the best. You want to be the best cop that you can. Be the best writer you can be. Everybody has their goals. Everybody has their dreams. #Quote by Bryce Harper
Writer quotes by Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey Of Fallodon
#28. Two temptations that impair the value of their work inevitably beset public men who write memoirs. One is a tendency to reconstruct the past to suit the present views and feelings of the writer; the other is a natual desire to set his own part in affairs in a pleasing light. #Quote by Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey Of Fallodon
Writer quotes by Willa Cather
#29. Her eye, her ear, were tuning forks, burning glasses, which caught the minutest refraction or echo of a thought or feeling ... She heard a deeper vibration, a kind of composite echo, of all that the writer said, and did not say. #Quote by Willa Cather
Writer quotes by Lauren Iungerich
#30. I think there's a lot of really good programming on television. What I've noticed, through the years of being a professional writer, is the watering down process of story. You have to market to the masses and not offend anybody. #Quote by Lauren Iungerich
Writer quotes by Alexander Chee
#31. Sometimes the writer writes one novel, then another, then another, and the first one he sells is the first one the public sees - but mostly, the debut novel is almost never the first novel the writer wrote. There's a private idea of the writer, known to the writer and whoever rejected him previously, and a public one, visibly only in publication. Each book is something of a mask of the troubles that went into it and so is the writer's visible career. #Quote by Alexander Chee
Writer quotes by Alex Flinn
#32. I have a great deal of empathy for anyone who's having a hard time. I believe this ability to see another's viewpoint has served me well as a writer. #Quote by Alex Flinn
Writer quotes by Robert Englund
#33. I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained, even though I'm American. #Quote by Robert Englund
Writer quotes by Louis L'Amour
#34. If you're going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow. #Quote by Louis L'Amour
Writer quotes by Mike Birbiglia
#35. My wife and I always comment that our lives are relatively mundane. She's a writer as well, I'm a writer, we spend most of our time writing, and kind of going to yoga in Brooklyn. #Quote by Mike Birbiglia
Writer quotes by Genesis Quihuis
#36. A liar with a pen is a writer #Quote by Genesis Quihuis
Writer quotes by Lynn Povich
#37. What led to our revolt? Why did our generation suddenly realize that our place in society was changing--and had to change? In part, we were carried by the social and political currents of our time...But even with the social winds in our sails and the women's movement behind us, each of us had to overcome deeply held values and traditional social strictures. The struggle was personally painful and professionally scary. What would happen to us? Would we win our case? Would we change the magazine? Or would we be punished? Who would succeed and who would not? And if our revolt failed, were our careers over--or were they over anyway? We knew that filing the suit legally protected us from being fired, but we didn't trust the editors not to find some way to do us in.

Whatever happened, the immediate result is that it put us all on the line. "The night after the press conference I realized there was no turning back," said Lucy Howard. "Once I stepped up and said I wanted to be a writer, it was over. I wanted to change Newsweek, but everything was going to change. #Quote by Lynn Povich
Writer quotes by Martin Amis
#38. I think one shouldn't pussyfoot, and just say that you write the stuff that you would like to read. So you write for yourself, no doubt about that. But I do have a sort of romantic idea of someone in their twenties, of a certain bent, and when they pick up a book by me, they think
as I have done on several occasions
'Ah, here is one for me. Here is a writer who I'll have to read all of, because they're speaking directly to me, and they're writing what I want to read.' And sometimes you're doing the signing queue and a reader comes past and you sign the book, and there's a little exchange of the eyes, where you think, 'Ah, that's one of them.' So there is that ideal reader. And it's someone who's discovering literature and homes in on you. I'm aware of such readers. #Quote by Martin Amis
Writer quotes by D.A. Botta
#39. To write what you think is to think what you write. Leave those of hollow to their dust. They are but sorry things. #Quote by D.A. Botta
Writer quotes by Kerry Greenwood
#40. Most detective story readers are an educated audience and know there are only a certain number of plots. The interest lies in what the writer does with them. #Quote by Kerry Greenwood
Writer quotes by John Grogan
#41. Really, as a writer, I believe that if you're going to write about your own life, you need to do it as honestly and candidly as you are capable. #Quote by John Grogan
Writer quotes by Tahar Ben Jelloun
#42. I am glad I have found a readership, but one can't write only what is likely to sell. A writer is not a shopkeeper. #Quote by Tahar Ben Jelloun
Writer quotes by William Maxwell
#43. A writer is a reader who is moved to emulation. #Quote by William Maxwell
Writer quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#44. Why do I write? It's not that I want people to think I am smart, or even that I am a good writer. I write because I want to end my loneliness. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Writer quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#45. Is it rash to assume that when a practised writer says a thing, he is more likely to mean what he says than what his commentators think he means? #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Writer quotes by Margaret Atwood
#46. My transition from not being a writer to being one was instantaneous, like the change from docile bank clerk to fanged monster in "B" movies. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Writer quotes by Susan Sontag
#47. What I expect from writers-and from myself as a writer-is to articulate a complex view of things. To incite us to be more compassionate. To orchestrate our mourning. And to celebrate ecstasy. #Quote by Susan Sontag
Writer quotes by Carlos Fuentes
#48. I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
#Quote by Carlos Fuentes
Writer quotes by Stephanie Ayers
#49. The blank page is the canvas on which a writer paints a story. #Quote by Stephanie Ayers
Writer quotes by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury
#50. It is necessary a writing critic should understand how to write. And though every writer is not bound to show himself in the capacity of critic, every writing critic is bound to show himself capable of being a writer; for if he be apparently impotent in this latter kind, he is to be denied all title or character in the other. #Quote by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl Of Shaftesbury
Writer quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#51. I am an ambitious writer – I don't see the point of being anything, no, not anything at all, if you have no ambition for it. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Writer quotes by Owen Gleiberman
#52. Josh Radnor is that rare thing: a writer-director who thinks like an actor but still knows how to create a comedy with shape and vision. Liberal Arts is the best movie about college I've seen since I don't know what ... Dryly affectionate and super-sharp. Elizabeth Olsen is every inch a star. #Quote by Owen Gleiberman
Writer quotes by John Hodgman
#53. Don't concentrate on becoming a better humor writer, just concentrate on being the best writer that you can become. If you're funny, the work will end up being funny. And if you're not funny, the work will still end up being good. Concentrate on being the most honest writer you can be, and let everything else follow--because it will. #Quote by John Hodgman
Writer quotes by Lunga Noélia Izata
#54. We went to my friend's place to continue hanging out and I fell asleep on her couch. I was dreaming and I felt something poking me, as a writer I need to be specific and use description to take my readers to the place but I don't want to take you guys there. I continued to feel poked on a part of my body that I saved for seventeen years. The poke later became touching, and I tried to stop it but I couldn't. I thought it was sleep paralysis but this time the demon was human. I felt so powerless, like I was part of the marvel universe and someone had taken my power. I never told anyone about it, because they would blame it on drinking problems. I admit that I have a drinking problem, but I am pretty sure he has a 'lack of humanity problem'. At least, alcohol does not change character. #Quote by Lunga Noélia Izata
Writer quotes by Jonathan Tropper
#55. I think one of my better gifts as a writer is empathy. #Quote by Jonathan Tropper
Writer quotes by William S. Burroughs
#56. A writer does not own words any more than a painter owns colors. So lets dispense with this originality fetish ... Look, listen and transcribe and forget about being original. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Writer quotes by Vergielyn
#57. When I'm crusty and old, either of these two sentences will be constantly uttered by my wrinkled mouth.

Yes, I was once on the NY Times Best Seller's List,or,Yeah, I wrote that book that only earned a few pennies

Either of the two makes me a writer, and that's what matters. #Quote by Vergielyn
Writer quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#58. I can count all the ways in which being a mother has enriched my understanding of the world, of character, my sense of the future and my attachment to it. I can't imagine what kind of writer I'd be if I didn't have my kids. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Writer quotes by Edward W. Said
#59. Every writer on the Orient (and this is true even of Homer) assumes some Oriental precedent, some previous knowledge of the Orient, to which he refers and on which he relies. Additionally, each work on the Orient affiliates itself with other works, with audiences, with institutions, with the Orient itself. The ensemble of relationships between works, audiences, and some particular aspects of the Orient therefore constitutes an analyzable formation[ ... ]whose presence in time, in discourse, in institutions (schools, libraries, foreign services) gives it strength and authority. #Quote by Edward W. Said
Writer quotes by Sarah Waters
#60. I was encouraged to be imaginative and read, and it was a great childhood for a budding writer because I had the time and the freedom to go into a world of my own. #Quote by Sarah Waters
Writer quotes by William Styron
#61. When, in the autumn of 1947, I was fired from the first and only job I have ever held, I wanted one thing out of life: to become a writer. #Quote by William Styron
Writer quotes by Patti Smith
#62. - I been here before, haven't I?
He just sat there staring out at the plain.
Son of a bitch, I thought. He's ignoring me.
- Hey, I said, I'm not the dead, not a shade in passing. I'm flesh and blood here.
He pulled a notebook out of his pocket and started writing.
- You got to at least look at me, I said. After all, it is my dream.
I drew closer. Close enough to see what he was writing. He had his notebook open to a blank page and three words suddenly materialized.
Nope, it's mine.
- Well, I'll be damned, I murmured. I shaded my eyes and stood there looking out toward what he was seeing - dust clouds flatbed tumbleweed white sky - a whole lot of nothing.
- The writer is a conductor, he drawled. #Quote by Patti Smith
Writer quotes by David Bowie
#63. Lou Reed is the most important definitive writer in modern rock. Not because of the stuff that he does, but the direction that he will take it. #Quote by David Bowie
Writer quotes by Markus Zusak
#64. You'll have days of complete lack of faith in your abilities. But you have to keep coming back. That's when you know you're a writer – when you take the failures and appear at the desk again, over and over again. #Quote by Markus Zusak
Writer quotes by John Milius
#65. No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not. #Quote by John Milius
Writer quotes by Tim Kreider
#66. What someone's lies reveal about them (aspirations to being an accomplished writer, fantasies of an exotic history and a cosmopolitan family) are always sadder than the fact of the lies themselves. These inventions illuminate the negative spaces of someone's self-image, their vanity and insecurities and most childish wishes, as we can infer from warped starlight the presence of a far vaster mass of dark matter. #Quote by Tim Kreider
Writer quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers
#67. Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds. #Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers
Writer quotes by Mary Higgins Clark
#68. When a scientist's son or daughter becomes a scientist they'll say "Wonderful! Wonderful!" So, why, in the name of God, would a mother be jealous to see her daughter become a successful writer? #Quote by Mary Higgins Clark
Writer quotes by Fiona McIntosh
#69. I don't see myself as an artist, as a writer. The sort of writing that I do, which is popular fiction, it's work. I have contracts to fulfil, and I have deadlines to meet. #Quote by Fiona McIntosh
Writer quotes by T. Davis Bunn
#70. A writer must have all the confidence in the world when writing the first draft and none whatsoever when editing subsequent drafts. #Quote by T. Davis Bunn
Writer quotes by Anne Lamott
#71. Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere. While others who have something to say or who want to be effectual, like musicians or baseball players or politicians, have to get out there in front of people, writer who tend to be shy, get to stay at home and still be public. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Writer quotes by M. Kirin
#72. You're writing someone's 'future' favorite book. #Quote by M. Kirin
Writer quotes by Victoria Finlay
#73. The probable reason that nobody at Mikimoto wanted a writer to go to the pearl farms of Ago…was because something terrible was happening in that bay. Since the 1990s, pollution has been pouring into the water, partly as a result of careless husbandry but also from untreated sewage from all the hotels that bring people in to enjoy the 'unspoiled wilderness'. No wonder the Japanese farmers were pulling out their oysters after just nine months: any longer than that and they risked losing most of their stock to the effluent in the water - it was killing the akoya oysters… Similar things are happening in Lake Biwa… Thanks to the pollution in the area, production at Lake Biwa has now declined almost to the point of nonexistence. #Quote by Victoria Finlay
Writer quotes by Ali Smith
#74. All we need to do, reader or writer, from first line to final page, is be as open as a book, and be alive to the life in language - on all its levels. #Quote by Ali Smith
Writer quotes by Stephen King
#75. On Twitter at last, and can't think of a thing to say. Some writer I turned out to be. #Quote by Stephen King
Writer quotes by Krista Tippett
#76. The Internet - its beauty is that it's a self-perfecting organism, right? But as long as it's an ad-supported medium, the motive will be to perfect commercial interest, to perfect the art of the listicle, the endless slideshow, the infinitely paginated oracle, and not to perfect the human spirit of the reader or the writer. You've #Quote by Krista Tippett
Writer quotes by Colin Wilson
#77. I've always believed that a writer has got to remain an outsider. #Quote by Colin Wilson
Writer quotes by Vince Gilligan
#78. There's nothing more powerful to a showrunner than a truly invested writer. #Quote by Vince Gilligan
Writer quotes by Le Figaro
#79. Monsieur Flaubert is not a writer. [1857] #Quote by Le Figaro
Writer quotes by Ann Leckie
#80. I'm one of those people who always wanted to be a writer, so I have a fair amount of juvenilia, though fortunately, I was too old for my juvenilia to be on the Internet. #Quote by Ann Leckie
Writer quotes by Nelson W. Aldrich
#81. Boozing does not necessarily have to go hand in hand with being a writer ... I therefore solemnly declare to all young men trying to become writers that they do not actually have to become drunkards first. #Quote by Nelson W. Aldrich
Writer quotes by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
#82. There's a swell book that's out of print now. Maybe Seven Stories will bring it out again. It's called The Writer and Psychoanalysis by a man who's now dead named Edmund Bergler. He claimed he had treated more writers than anyone else in his field, and being that he practiced in New York, he probably did. Bergler said that writers were fortunate in that they were able to treat their neuroses every day by writing. He also said that as soon as a writer was blocked, this was catastrophic because the writer would start to go to pieces. And so I said in a piece in Harper's, or a letter I wrote to Harper's, about "the death of the novel": People will continue to write novels, or maybe short stories, because they discover that they are treating their own neuroses. And I have said about the practice of the arts that practicing any art - be it painting, music, dance, literature, or whatever - is not a way to make money or become famous. It's a way to make your soul grow. So you should do it anyway. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Writer quotes by Henry Watson Fowler
#83. Quotation ... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium. #Quote by Henry Watson Fowler
Writer quotes by Diane Ruggiero
#84. That's like one of the things - you know, being a writer, it's not just like they're constantly like giving you jobs and shows. There was some lean years, man, and - well, a lean year and a half. 'Woe is me.' Right? #Quote by Diane Ruggiero
Writer quotes by Laurell K. Hamilton
#85. I'm a Christian, but if God is truly a God of love, then why would he have a private torture chamber where he put people that he was suppose to love and forgive to punish forever? if you actually read the Bible, the idea of hell like in the movies and most books was invented by a writer. Dante's inferno was ripped off by the Church to give people something to ba afraid of ... #Quote by Laurell K. Hamilton
Writer quotes by James Bay
#86. Both Springsteen and Michael Jackson, who had these huge productions, could always scale them back down to just a song and a melody. All of that influences me. I also try to be a fictional writer, and sometimes I get close, but the things that resonate the most with me - and with everyone else - is what's real. #Quote by James Bay
Writer quotes by John Gardner
#87. The writer's characters must stand before us with a wonderful clarity, such continuous clarity that nothing they do strikes us as improbable behavior for just that character, even when the character's action is, as sometimes happens, something that came as a surprise to the writer himself. We must understand, and the writer before us must understand, more than we know about the character; otherwise neither the writer nor the reader after him could feel confident of the character's behavior when the character acts freely. #Quote by John Gardner
Writer quotes by Jean Hanff Korelitz
#88. As a writer, I have this compulsion to take characters who appear formidable and bombard them with adversity until they crumble. What's interesting is watching them rise again, and seeing how they've changed and grown, if indeed they have. #Quote by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Writer quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#89. I always wanted to be a scientist. I don't really have any writer friends. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Writer quotes by Meena Kandasamy
#90. There is a distasteful air of the outlaw that accompanies the idea of a writer in my husband's mind. A self-centeredness about writing that doesn't fit with his image of a revolutionary. It has the one-word job description : defiance. I've never felt such a dangerous attraction towards anything else in my life. #Quote by Meena Kandasamy
Writer quotes by Roger Zelazny
#91. I don't know that I ever wanted greatness on its own. It seems rather like wanting to be an engineer, rather than wanting to design something - or wanting to be a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip. #Quote by Roger Zelazny
Writer quotes by Deb Caletti
#92. Dad was a writer down to his cells, and he loved metaphors. Everything was a metaphor. Your dirty laundry could be one. Unexpected encounters with dog shit, definitely. #Quote by Deb Caletti
Writer quotes by John Hodgman
#93. My career as a magazine writer was largely prefaced on the idea of curiosity, to go on adventures and weasel my way into the lives of people that I admire. #Quote by John Hodgman
Writer quotes by George Orwell
#94. A writer inevitably - and less directly this applies to all the arts - about contemporary events, and his impulse is to tell what he believes to be truth. But no government, no big organisation, will pay for the truth. #Quote by George Orwell
Writer quotes by J.D. Salinger
#95. If only you'd remember before ever you sit down to write that you've been a reader long before you were ever a writer. You simply fix that fact in your mind, then sit very still and ask yourself, as a reader, what piece of writing in all the world Buddy Glass would most want to read if he had his heart's choice. The next step is terrible, but so simple I can hardly believe it as I write it. You just sit down shamelessly and write the thing yourself. I won't even underline that. It's too important to be underlined. #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Writer quotes by John Corey Whaley
#96. We talked for a while longer about whether or not I was going to study writing or just be like everyone else who wanted to be a writer and become a teacher instead. #Quote by John Corey Whaley
Writer quotes by Neil Gaiman
#97. The best advice I can give on this is, once it's done, to put it away until you can read it with new eyes. Finish the short story, print it out, then put it in a drawer and write other things. When you're ready, pick it up and read it, as if you've never read it before. If there are things you aren't satisfied with as a reader, go in and fix them as a writer: that's revision. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Writer quotes by Yuriy Tarnawsky
#98. I think I view myself primarily as a fiction writer. Poetry is more of a "hobby," a time of rest from the hard work of writing fiction. #Quote by Yuriy Tarnawsky
Writer quotes by Tim Parks
#99. No one is treated with more patronizing condescension than the unpublished author or, in general, the would-be artist. At best he is commiserated. At worst mocked. He has presumed to rise above others and failed. I still recall a conversation around my father's deathbed when the visiting doctor asked him what his three children were doing. When he arrived at the last and said young Timothy was writing a novel and wanted to become a writer, the good lady, unaware that I was entering the room, told my father not to worry, I would soon change my mind and find something sensible to do. Many years later, the same woman shook my hand with genuine respect and congratulated me on my career. She had not read my books. #Quote by Tim Parks
Writer quotes by James Gleick
#100. Granted, I'm more interested in technology than most people, and less interested in politics than most. But I don't like to think about categories. I really see myself as a general non-fiction writer. #Quote by James Gleick
Writer quotes by Debasish Mridha
#101. A writer creates wings of words and lets them fly in the sky of readers' minds. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Writer quotes by Guy Gavriel Kay
#102. I don't know a writer who doesn't feel some sense of glamour and magic and a complex, wistful sadness emanating from the expats of the twenties in France. Some of the sadness, of course, is that we weren't there. #Quote by Guy Gavriel Kay
Writer quotes by Rod Serling
#103. Somehow, some way, incredibly enough, good writing ultimately gets recognized. If you're a really good writer and deserve that honored position, then by God, you'll write, and you'll be read. #Quote by Rod Serling
Writer quotes by Steven Pinker
#104. The cognitive difference between believing that a proposition is true (which requires no work beyond understanding it) and believing that it is false (which requires adding and remembering a mental tag) has enormous implications for a writer. The most obvious is that a negative statement such as The king is not dead is harder on the reader than an affirmative one like The king is alive.20 Every negation requires mental homework, and when a sentence contains many of them the reader can be overwhelmed. Even worse, a sentence can have more negations than you think it does. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Writer quotes by Logan Kain
#105. I've long considered becoming a writer to be the death of nightmares. For me at least, since I started writing I hadn't had any. Something really terrible or awful happens in a dream and you wake up and think, awesome, and reach for a pen and paper. #Quote by Logan Kain
Writer quotes by Kate Grenville
#106. Words are a pretty blunt instrument. There's always going to be slippage between the words and the infinite complexities of a thought. As a writer, I find that frustrating, but as a social animal, I wouldn't have it any other way. #Quote by Kate Grenville
Writer quotes by Harold Ramis
#107. I think of myself as a real writer, not just someone who dabbles in it, so I deserve some credit. #Quote by Harold Ramis
Writer quotes by Howard Barker
#108. Theatre should be a taxing experience: the greatest achievement of a writer is to produce a character who creates anxiety. #Quote by Howard Barker
Writer quotes by Miranda July
#109. After I had my son I looked everywhere for a book that might serve as some kind of mirror. I bought so many silly books. Now I see what the problem was: I wanted a book about time-about mortality. I can't think of a writer who is at once so experimentally daring and so rigorously uncompromising as Sarah Manguso. Ongoingness is an incredibly elegant, wise book, and I loved it. #Quote by Miranda July
Writer quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#110. Style is a sort of melody that comes into my sentences by itself. If a writer says what he has to say as accurately and effectively as he can, his style will take care of itself. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Writer quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#111. Whatever good and beautiful experience you are having, if you are not writing them down, you are wasting them! Your thoughts on the paper are your real reality because the realities of the experience quickly disappear, they are already gone, they are dead, but the written thoughts of your experiences are still alive and can live thousands of years! Sit down and write them down! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Writer quotes by David Sedaris
#112. The difference between writing where you know where to draw the line and writing where you're being way too mean is whether you can tell that the writer is not talking to family or friends anymore. Generally, if you say something bad about somebody on stage, you need to say two bad things about yourself. A lot of times, I think I'm the worst person in the room. #Quote by David Sedaris
Writer quotes by Patti Smith
#113. A writer or any artist can't expect to be embraced by the people. I've done records where it seemed like no one listened to them. You write poetry books that maybe 50 people read. And you just keep doing your work because you have to, because it's your calling.

But it's beautiful to be embraced by the people.

Some people have said to me, "Well, don't you think that kind of success spoils one as an artist? If you're a punk rocker, you don't want to have a hit record…"

And I say to them, "Fuck you!"

One does their work for the people. And the more people you can touch, the more wonderful it is. You don't do your work and say, "I only want the cool people to read it." You want everyone to be transported, or hopefully inspired by it.

When I was really young, William Burroughs told me, "Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don't make compromises. Don't worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work. And make the right choices and protect your work. And if you can build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. #Quote by Patti Smith
Writer quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#114. Later on in Culture and Society, Williams scores a few points by reprinting some absolutist sentences that, taken on their own, represent exaggerations or generalisations. It was a strength and weakness of Orwell's polemical journalism that he would begin an essay with a bold and bald statement designed to arrest attention - a tactic that, as Williams rightly notices, he borrowed in part from GK Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw. No regular writer can re-read his own output of ephemera without encountering a few wince-making moments of this kind; Williams admits to 'isolating' them but has some fun all the same. The flat sentence 'a humanitarian is always a hypocrite' may contain a particle of truth - does in fact contain such a particle - but will not quite do on its own. Other passages of Orwell's, on the failure of the Western socialist movement, read more convincingly now than they did when Williams was mocking them, but are somewhat sweeping for all that. And there are the famous outbursts of ill-temper against cranks and vegetarians and homosexuals, which do indeed disfigure the prose and (even though we still admire Pope and Swift for the heroic unfairness of their invective) probably deserve rebuke. However, Williams betrays his hidden bias even when addressing these relatively easy targets. He upbraids Orwell for the repeated use of the diminutive word 'little' as an insult ('The typical Socialist ... a prim little man,' 'the typical little bowlerhatted sneak,' etc. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Writer quotes by Wendell Berry
#115. If you're a writer and you are at all inclined to speak as a Christian in some way, you realize very quickly that the conventional language is pretty much useless. It takes a long time to get past that, or it has taken me a long time. People in conventional Christianity have spoken lightly and sometimes frivolously of God for a long time. It's a word that needs to be used sparingly, in my opinion. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Writer quotes by Sandra Cisneros
#116. For a writer, for the solitude to write, you don't need a room of your own, you need a house. #Quote by Sandra Cisneros
Writer quotes by Dale Mayer
#117. Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She's best known for her Psychic Visions series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal #Quote by Dale Mayer
Writer quotes by Michael Emerson
#118. I think of myself as a problem-solver. I want to go in and help the director and the writer to get the best they can out of the text they're working with. #Quote by Michael Emerson
Writer quotes by Douglas Coupland
#119. My own experience with being interviewed is mixed. I suppose they're a part of my job, and as I would like readers to connect with my books, I do them. I've also made many lifelong friends whom I first encountered as interviewers - as a writer, they're a terrific way to meet and add smart new people to one's life. #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Writer quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#120. As to whether a poem has been written by a great poet or not, this is important only to historians of literature. Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that I have written a beautiful line; let us take this as a working hypothesis. Once I have written it, that line
does me no good, because, as I've already said, that line came to me from the Holy Ghost, from the subliminal self, or perhaps from some other writer. I often find I am merely quoting something I read some time ago, and then that becomes a rediscovering. Perhaps it is better that a poet should be nameless. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Writer quotes by R.L. Stine
#121. I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block. #Quote by R.L. Stine
Writer quotes by Sam Lipsyte
#122. Wesley Stace has always been the only genuinely gifted fiction writer who also happens to be a rock star, but Wonderkid is the book he was born to write. And if you prefer your novels brazen, poignant and hilarious, as I do, you were born to read it. Like a great show, this will stay with you long after the last cymbal crash and power strum. #Quote by Sam Lipsyte
Writer quotes by Alfred Kazin
#123. What happens whenever we convert a writer into a symbol is that we lose the writer himself in all his indefeasible singularity, his particular inimitable genius. #Quote by Alfred Kazin
Writer quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#124. Some writers aren't writers, they are mere escapees' and refugees' on an exile from the jungle of thoughts. #Quote by Michael Bassey Johnson
Writer quotes by Harvey Pekar
#125. Even a pretty traditional comic book writer can make valuable contributions to the Internet. #Quote by Harvey Pekar
Writer quotes by Anne Roiphe
#126. I don't really think it comes as a shock to every writer if somebody in their family is mad at them. Yes, it's very upsetting. But it's inherent in the process of trying to make sense of one's life, which is what I think is perhaps at the bottom of writing at all. #Quote by Anne Roiphe
Writer quotes by Haruki Murakami
#127. Before I became a writer, I was running a jazz bar in the center of Tokyo, which means that I worked in filthy air all the time late into the night. I was very excited when I started making a living out of my writing, and I decided, 'I will live in nothing but an absolutely healthy way.' #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Writer quotes by Anne Lamott
#128. You must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you're a writer, you have a moral obligation to do this. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Writer quotes by Cameron Crowe
#129. What you believe one day isn't what you believe the next day and I think every writer secretly believes that they may never be able to do write good song or script again, but they can. #Quote by Cameron Crowe
Writer quotes by Justin Bieber
#130. I know who I am and what I'm doing in my life and what I've accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. #Quote by Justin Bieber
Writer quotes by Lindsay Patton
#131. Being a writer, I'd never judged a book by its cover, but I suppose that the way a book carried itself gave you a bit of an insight on what was on the inside. #Quote by Lindsay Patton
Writer quotes by Richard Laymon
#132. In a sense, all fiction is experimental. Every new book is an adventure into unknown territory. As Hemingway told us, you (the writer) have to go out beyond where you have gone before. #Quote by Richard Laymon
Writer quotes by Leon Uris
#133. Talent isn't enough. You need motivation-and persistence, too: what Steinbeck called a blend of faith and arrogance. When you're young, plain old poverty can be enough, along with an insatiable hunger for recognition. You have to have that feeling of "I'll show them." If you don't have it, don't become a writer #Quote by Leon Uris
Writer quotes by Roald Dahl
#134. One of the vital things for a writer who's writing a book, which is a lengthy project and is going to take about a year, is how to keep the momentum going. It is the same with a young person writing an essay. They have got to write four or five or six pages. But when you are writing it for a year, you go away and you have to come back. I never come back to a blank page; I always finish about halfway through. To be confronted with a blank page is not very nice. But Hemingway, a great American writer, taught me the finest trick when you are doing a long book, which is, he simply said in his own words, "When you are going good, stop writing." And that means that if everything's going well and you know exactly where the end of the chapter's going to go and you know just what the people are going to do, you don't go on writing and writing until you come to the end of it, because when you do, then you say, well, where am I going to go next? And you get up and you walk away and you don't want to come back because you don't know where you want to go. But if you stop when you are going good, as Hemingway said…then you know what you are going to say next. You make yourself stop, put your pencil down and everything, and you walk away. And you can't wait to get back because you know what you want to say next and that's lovely and you have to try and do that. Every time, every day all the way through the year. If you stop when you are stuck, then you are in trouble! #Quote by Roald Dahl
Writer quotes by E.B. White
#135. The mind travels faster than the pen; consequently, writing becomes a question of learning to make occasional wing shots, bringing down the bird of thought as it flashes by. A writer is a gunner, sometimes waiting in the blind for something to come in, sometimes roaming the countryside hoping to scare something up. #Quote by E.B. White
Writer quotes by Saul Zaentz
#136. I don't worry about what everyone wants to see. I make movies that please a writer, director and myself. I always think there are enough people smart as me and sensitive as me. #Quote by Saul Zaentz
Writer quotes by Anonymous
#137. There is a problem with writers. If what a writer wrote was published and sold many, many copies, the writer thought he was great. If what a writer wrote was published and sold a medium number of copies, the writer thought he was great. If what a writer wrote was published and sold very few copies, the writer thought he was great. If what the writer wrote never was published and he didn't have the money to publish it himself, then he thought he was truly great. The truth, howevet, was that there was very little greatness. It was almost nonexistent, invisible. But you could be sure that the worst writers had the most confidence, the least self-doubt. Anyway, writers were to be avoided, #Quote by Anonymous
Writer quotes by Susanna Moore
#138. 'In the Cut' was not what readers expected of me. Before it was published, I was seen as a women's writer, which meant that I wrote movingly about flowers and children. #Quote by Susanna Moore
Writer quotes by Enrique Vila-Matas
#139. He believes that if talent is demanded of a literary publisher or a writer, it must also be demanded of a reader. Because we mustn't deceive ourselves: on the journey of reading we often travel through difficult terrains that demand a capacity for intelligent emotion, a desire to understand the other, and to approach a language distinct from the one of our daily tyrannies ... Writers fail readers, but it also happens the other way around and readers fail writers when all they ask of them is confirmation that the world is how they see it. #Quote by Enrique Vila-Matas
Writer quotes by Hans Lindor
#140. If I can't be remembered as one of the greatest authors, why not be remembered as the sexiest writer... #Quote by Hans Lindor
Writer quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#141. Alcatraz actually knows a person named Brandon Sanderson. That man, however, is a fantasy writer and is therefore prone to useless bouts of delusion in literary form. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Writer quotes by Josh Billings
#142. A witty writer is like a porcupine; his quill makes no distinction between friend and foe. #Quote by Josh Billings
Writer quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#143. Why I write music? Because it hurts not to. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Writer quotes by David Louden
#144. He was a shadow of the man that once intimidated us out of our home, a shell of a human being, a fragment of a father. #Quote by David Louden
Writer quotes by Richard Bach
#145. When one individual writer sings her song of beauty, she changes the lives of a million others. #Quote by Richard Bach
Writer quotes by Simone Weil
#146. The entire virtue of religious practices can be conceived from the Buddhist tradition concerning the recitation of the name of the Lord. It is said that the Buddha made a vow to raise up to himself all those who recite his name with the desire to be saved by him, into the Land of Purity; and that because of this vow the recitation of the name of the Lord really has the virtue of transforming the soul. Religion is nothing else but this promise of God. Every religious practice, every rite, every liturgy is a form of the recitation of the name of the Lord, and must in principle really have virtue, the virtue of saving anyone devoted to it with desire. Every religion pronounces the name of the Lord in its own language. Most often, it is better for people to name God in their own native language rather than in a foreign language. Apart from exceptions, the soul is incapable of completely abandoning itself in the moment if it must impose on itself even a minor effort in searching for words in a strange language, even when they know it well . . . A change of the religion is for the soul like a change of language for the writer. Not every religion, it is true, is equally apt for the correct recitation of the name of the Lord. Certain ones, without a doubt, are very imperfect intermediaries. The religion of Israel, for example, must have truly been a very imperfect intermediary for having crucified Christ. The Roman religion scarcely even deserves the name of religion. But in a genera #Quote by Simone Weil
Writer quotes by Graham Swift
#147. I had a fear of becoming anything, a fear of becoming a specialist. I might have become a doctor, but if you become a doctor, that's your specialty in life and you are defined by it. One of the attractions of being a writer is that you're never a specialist. Your field is entirely open; your field is the entire human condition. #Quote by Graham Swift
Writer quotes by Gail Z. Martin
#148. One of the best parts of being a writer means that researching all kinds of cool stuff actually counts as work! #Quote by Gail Z. Martin
Writer quotes by Roy Peter Clark
#149. WORKSHOP 1. Read your writing aloud to a friend. Ask, "Does this sound like me?" Discuss the response. 2. After rereading your work, make a list of adjectives that define your voice, such as heavy or aggressive, ludicrous or tentative. Now try to identify the evidence in your writing that led you to these conclusions. 3. Read a draft of a story aloud. Can you hear problems in the story that you could not see? 4. Save the work of writers whose voices appeal to you. Consider why you admire the voice of a particular writer. How is it like your voice? How is it different? In a piece of freewriting, imitate that voice. #Quote by Roy Peter Clark
Writer quotes by Shirley Houston
#150. A life lived outside of one's giftedness is a complete and utter travesty. It deprives the world of the beauty we each bring to our respective space(s). It leaves us all less fulfilled and enlightened. #Quote by Shirley Houston
Writer quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#151. She pondered the arrangements of the paintings on a wall like a writer pondered commas. #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Writer quotes by William Zinsser
#152. Ultimately the product that any writer has to sell is not the subject being written about, but who he or she is. #Quote by William Zinsser
Writer quotes by Nat Hentoff
#153. Recently, an internationally renowned writer for children commented about the Council [on Interracial Books for Children, Inc.] to me: "Of course, we should all be more tender and understanding toward the aged and we should work to shrive ourselves of racism and sexism, but when you impose guidelines like theirs on writing, you're strangling the imagination. And that means that you're limiting the ability of children to imagine. If all books for them were 'cleansed' according to these criteria, it would be the equivalent of giving them nothing to eat but white bread."
"To write according to such guidelines," this story teller continued, "is to take the life out of what you do. Also the complexity, the ambivalence. And thereby the young reader gets no real sense of the wonders and terrors and unpredictabilities of living. Paradoxically, censors like the council clamor for 'truth' but are actually working to flatten children's reading experiences into the most misleading, simplistic kinds of untruth."

("Any Writer Who Follows Anyone Else's Guidelines Ought to Be in Advertising" (1977), from Beyond Fact: Nonfiction for Children and Young People, 1982) #Quote by Nat Hentoff
Writer quotes by Dan Alatorre
#154. A humorist is a writer who's not funny enough to call themselves a comedian. #Quote by Dan Alatorre
Writer quotes by Nathaniel Philbrick
#155. I consider myself a writer who happens to write about history, rather than a historian. I was an English major in college. What I've learned about history is in the field, so to speak. Going into the archives and working with it directly. #Quote by Nathaniel Philbrick
Writer quotes by Julian Barnes
#156. In Britain I'm sometimes regarded as a suspiciously Europeanized writer, who has this rather dubious French influence. #Quote by Julian Barnes
Writer quotes by Matt Groening
#157. I'm a writer who just happens to draw. #Quote by Matt Groening
Writer quotes by Tobsha Learner
#158. Two bones fell down my chimney and into the bedroom this morning. Hysterical thing to happen to a thriller writer. Murderous ravens perhaps? #Quote by Tobsha Learner
Writer quotes by Dubravka Ugresic
#159. Stephen King is just one of the numerous modern engineers of human souls. This mega-writer got a mega-advance of seventeen million dollars for his latest book. The communist soul engineers would get an advance on their future historical guilt, crates of vodka, cirrhosis of the liver, and the constant possibility of a knock on the door from the KGB. #Quote by Dubravka Ugresic
Writer quotes by Sy Safransky
#160. Each piece was a struggle between the editor--who insisted on the polished phrase, the line that would live forever--and the writer, an ordinary man with something ordinary to say, something sentimental and unremarkable, not quite good enough. #Quote by Sy Safransky
Writer quotes by Jhumpa Lahiri
#161. I think, like any artist or any writer, I just want to have that pure freedom of expression and of thought - the freedom to explore and move in unexpected ways. #Quote by Jhumpa Lahiri
Writer quotes by Ted Dekker
#162. A Christian in many American circles, for example, means 'right-wing, gun-toting fanatic who hates Democrats.' As such, a pacifist Democrat who called himself a Christian in those circles, would be lying, albeit unwittingly. To most of this world, America is Christian, just as to most Americans being an Arab means being a Muslim. Both labels have only limited usefulness.
I have been called a Christian writer, but I'm not a right-wing, gun-toting fanatic who hates Democrats, not by a long shot. So am I a Christian? Yes and no - it depends on what Christian means to you ... But labels are almost impossible to shed. #Quote by Ted Dekker
Writer quotes by Robin Hobb
#163. Some people say 'I want to be a writer,' and some people say, 'I want to write.' #Quote by Robin Hobb
Writer quotes by Jason Robert Brown
#164. I feel like the point of being an artist is to have your own voice: to do it the way you would do it and not the way anyone else would do it. If you're a strong enough writer, then that voice is going to come out all the time, and I can't stop it from coming out, no matter what I do. #Quote by Jason Robert Brown
Writer quotes by Maria Stoica
#165. Mind your words, dear writer for you are holding a delicate reader in them. #Quote by Maria Stoica
Writer quotes by Mark Waid
#166. Artists are not helper monkeys; they're not in it to visualize 'your' story, because it stopped being 'your' story the moment you engaged in a collaborative medium. From here on in, it's also the artist's story, and if you're working with an illustrator who's any good at all, you as a writer have to tamp down any control-freak tendencies you suffer under and relax into the process. #Quote by Mark Waid
Writer quotes by John Steinbeck
#167. I think the difference between a lie and a story is that a story utilizes the trappings and appearance of truth for the interest of the listener as well as of the teller. A story has in it neither gain nor loss. But a lie is a device for profit or escape. I suppose if that definition is strictly held to, then a writer of stories is a liar - if he is financially fortunate. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Writer quotes by Corey Smith
#168. I think people just want to hear good songs and I just want to keep getting better as a writer so that I can deliver good songs. #Quote by Corey Smith
Writer quotes by Anu Lal
#169. The struggle for a life extracts all our attention, and leaves us blind, deaf, dumb and senseless. The writer, the artist, the musician vanishes, without even the charity of a proper cremation. At this point words become formless sounds, and thoughts run out of paper and jump out of the terra firma and fly in the air, forcing us to find someone to share them with, someone who could understand. The fear of wasting words is the worst kind of it, only a writer knows. #Quote by Anu Lal
Writer quotes by James A. Michener
#170. I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains. #Quote by James A. Michener
Writer quotes by Chuck Wendig
#171. Not every writer needs a plan, but in my experience many believe they don't need a plan when, frankly, they do. I was that kind of writer: I thought, ha ha ha, stupid people saying I should outline or do preparatory work, those silly assholes with their misunderstanding of my genius. If you find you're lost in the woods of your own fiction and feel like giving up
it might be because you have no plan. You can retrofit one. Doing that will help put you back on track and give your current writing a jolt of needed organization. #Quote by Chuck Wendig
Writer quotes by Samuel Johnson
#172. A lexicographer, a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Writer quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#173. Commenting acidly on a writer whom I perhaps too naively admired, my old classics teacher put on his best sneer to ask: 'Wouldn't you say, Hitchens, that his writing was somewhat journalistic?' This lofty schoolmaster employed my name sarcastically, and stressed the last term as if he meant it to sting, and it rankled even more than he had intended. Later on in life, I found that I still used to mutter and improve my long-meditated reply. Émile Zola - a journalist. Charles Dickens - a journalist. Thomas Paine - another journalist. Mark Twain. Rudyard Kipling. George Orwell - a journalist par excellence. Somewhere in my cortex was the idea to which Orwell himself once gave explicit shape: the idea that 'mere' writing of this sort could aspire to become an art, and that the word 'journalist' - like the ironic modern English usage of the word 'hack' - could lose its association with the trivial and the evanescent. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Writer quotes by E.T.A. Hoffmann
#174. There are ... otherwise quite decent people who are so dull of nature that they believe that they must attribute the swift flight of fancy to some illness of the psyche, and thus it happens that this or that writer is said to create not other than while imbibing intoxicating drink or that his fantasies are the result of overexcited nerves and resulting fever. But who can fail to know that, while a state of psychical excitement caused by the one or other stimulant may indeed generate some lucky and brilliant ideas, it can never produce a well-founded, substantial work of art that requires the utmost presence of mind. #Quote by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Writer quotes by Regina Spektor
#175. Well, you're part of the human fabric of experience. You don't have to have cancer to write about cancer. You don't have to have somebody close to you die to understand what death is. Definitely, the more you live, the more experiences fall into your spectrum, but I have songs like "Chemo Limo," or "Ode to Divorce" - I wrote that when I was 18. And I remember having people come up to me and be like, "You totally described what it feels like to get divorced!" As a writer, you must have been told: Write about what you know. But Kafka didn't. Gogol didn't. Did Shakespeare write only what he knew? Did Camus? Our own selves are limitless.And our capacity for empathy is giant. That's why we're able to feel sympathy for, you know, a dog who has a puppy in its litter that died; we can feel for that, and write about that. I've never seen that, I just see things sometimes in my mind's eye.I guess it sounds sort of hippie, and probably is, but I do feel that we're all part of the experience. So in that way, I guess you don't have to compartmentalize. You could just kind of let it all be. #Quote by Regina Spektor
Writer quotes by Stevie Nicks
#176. When you're in a band with three writers, three great writers, you only get one third of the writer thing. So that's the whole reason that I did a solo career. And that's, you know, when I told Fleetwood Mac I was going to do that, they were of course terrified that I would do that record and then that I would quit. #Quote by Stevie Nicks
Writer quotes by Kristin Kladstrup
#177. Lucy wondered what it was she had found. A boy who wanted to be a writer. And a family who had picnics under the stars. She felt as if she had lost something. After all, that family now lived only in the pages of an old diary. #Quote by Kristin Kladstrup
Writer quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#178. As a writer, a poet, you're not alone in wanting to be alone. Your work is a friendship that never leaves you. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
Writer quotes by Man Ray
#179. You don't ask a writer what typewriter he uses. #Quote by Man Ray
Writer quotes by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
#180. Oh writer! An Angel watches over all you write. Make your writing meaningful for it will eventually return to you and you will be questioned about what you wrote. #Quote by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Writer quotes by David Byrne
#181. I've never had writer's block. #Quote by David Byrne
Writer quotes by William Winwood Reade
#182. Reade was an emancipating writer because he seemed to speak as man to man to resolve history into an intelligible pattern in which there was no need for miracles. Even if he was wrong, he was grown-up. #Quote by William Winwood Reade
Writer quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#183. I'm not interested in the fact that a writer may label himself as being intellectual or anti-intellectual. l'm really interested in the stuff he's turning out. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Writer quotes by Mitch Albom
#184. I earned a mater's degree in journalism and took the first job offered, as a sports writer. Instead of chasing my own fame, I wrote about famous athletes chasing theirs. #Quote by Mitch Albom
Writer quotes by Charles Bukowski
#185. When a writer is swayed with his fame and his fortune, you can float him down the river with the turds. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Writer quotes by Steve Allen
#186. If you pray for rain long enough, it eventually does fall. If you pray for floodwaters to abate, they eventually do. The same happens in the absence of prayers. #Quote by Steve Allen
Writer quotes by Leon Uris
#187. I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer, so I became a writer. #Quote by Leon Uris
Writer quotes by Deyth Banger
#188. If I am horror writer, I should listen to metal???
- Why not to dubstep??? Or Deathstep??? #Quote by Deyth Banger
Writer quotes by Lynne Tillman
#189. Whatever the style is, I want to have a sense that the writer is thinking, and really trying to get at something, and that there's a sense of discovery as the writing goes along. #Quote by Lynne Tillman
Writer quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#190. The effectiveness of an author turns chiefly upon his getting the reputation that he should be read. But by practicing various arts, by the operation of chance, and by certain natural affinities, this reputation is quickly won by a hundred worthless people: while a worthy writer may come by it very slowly and tardily. The former possess friends to help them; for the rabble is always a numerous body which holds well together. The latter has nothing but enemies; because intellectual superiority is everywhere and under all circumstances the most hateful thing in the world, and especially to bunglers in the same line of work, who want to pass for something themselves. This being so, it is a prime condition for doing any great work
any work which is to outlive its own age, that a man pay no heed to his contemporaries, their views and opinons, and the praise or blame which they bestow. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Writer quotes by Gertrude Stein
#191. An audience is pleasant if you have it, it is flattering and flattering is agreeable always, but if you have an audience the being an audience is their business, they are the audience you are the writer, let each attend to their own business. #Quote by Gertrude Stein
Writer quotes by Homer Hickam
#192. Becoming a writer can kind of spoil your reading because you kind of read on tracks. You're reading as someone who wants to enjoy the book but also, as a writer, noticing the techniques that the writer uses and especially the ones that make you want to turn the page to see what happened. #Quote by Homer Hickam
Writer quotes by Nora Ephron
#193. Everyone always asks, was he mad at you for writing the book? and I have to say, Yes, yes, he was. He still is. It is one of the most fascinating things to me about the whole episode: he cheated on me, and then got to behave as if he was the one who had been wronged because I wrote about it! I mean, it's not as if I wasn't a writer. It's not as if I hadn't often written about myself. I'd even written about him. What did he think was going to happen? That I would take a vow of silence for the first time in my life? " #Quote by Nora Ephron
Writer quotes by Antonio Tabucci
#194. And at this point Pereira was reminded of an oft-repeated saying of an uncle of his, an unsuccessful writer, so he quoted it. He said: Philosophy appears to concern itself only with the truth, but perhaps expresses only fantasies, while literature appears to concern itself only with fantasies, but perhaps it expresses truth. (Pereira Maintains - 17-8) #Quote by Antonio Tabucci
Writer quotes by Elizabeth Wurtzel
#195. I always knew I was a writer. And I always thought to myself, 'Well, why not me?' Someone has to be on the best-seller list, 'Why not me?' Someone has to write for the 'New Yorker,' 'Why not me?' And I didn't really get much positive reinforcement as a kid, so I thought, 'Well let me show you what I can do.' #Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Writer quotes by Barbara Holland
#196. A catless writer is almost inconceivable. #Quote by Barbara Holland
Writer quotes by Kerry Frith
#197. You know you're a writer when you wish you could meet your characters and hang out with them. #Quote by Kerry Frith
Writer quotes by Clay Shirky
#198. There are three things you need to be a good writer: you need to read a lot, you need to write a lot, and you need a lot of feedback. #Quote by Clay Shirky
Writer quotes by Candice Accola
#199. If you're a song writer, it's a bit different because you are expressing your own words, feelings, perspective. As an actor, you are doing your best to interpret and express the root of the character's perspective which have been established by the writer. There are parallels of performing. Tapping into your own emotional piggy bank. The biggest commonality is if you are successful in either industry, you get free snacks all the time. #Quote by Candice Accola
Writer quotes by J. B. Smoove
#200. I tell people all the time, as I was going through my process of being a comedian or being an actor and a writer at 'SNL,' I tell people that everything you do is all a piece of your puzzle to determine where you're going to end up at. #Quote by J. B. Smoove

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