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Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.

Tags: Divided, Teeth  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Writers aren't born properly labeled so it is hard to know one when one appears.

Tags: Born, Hard  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.

Tags: Ground, Ideas  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

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.

Tags: Ground, Ideas  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

Today, writers want to impress other writers.

Tags: Impress, Today  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking.

Tags: Breaking, Mistake  ✍ Author: Alvin Dark

When you see two writers named on a movie, one of them did some drafts and got the boot.

Tags: Boot, Movie  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

When I went from being an academic to being a member of the community of writers some of my former colleagues did look on me with a certain resentment.

Tags: Community, Resentment  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published.

Tags: Everywhere, Published  ✍ Author: Greg Egan

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.

Tags: Editors, Failed  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.

Tags: Read, Seen  ✍ Author: Edna Ferber

Writers always know whether you like them or not.

Tags: Whether  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.

Tags: Creative, Greater  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they're on a tour.

Tags: Rock, Stars  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

All writers are vampires.

Tags: Vampires  ✍ Author: James Gandolfini

I think writers are very anxious.

Tags: Anxious  ✍ Author: Helen Garner

Many children's writers don't have children of their own.

Tags: Children  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

Playwrights are the most gregarious writers - to get our work done, we need actors, directors, set designers.

Tags: Done, Work  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

I get interested in writers who are enigmatic.

Tags: Enigmatic, Interested  ✍ Author: Harry Hamlin

Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people Word is the thing that writers use these days.

Tags: Days, Word  ✍ Author: Carl Icahn

You look just like you!

Tags: Material, Special  ✍ Author: Eric Idle

Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread.

Tags: Fear, Rush  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread.

Tags: Everybody, Frightened  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I think that like all writers - and if any writer disagrees with this, then he is not a writer - I write primarily for myself.

Tags: Write, Writer  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I'm the biggest Chekov fan - there's something that he does that not many other writers do.

Tags: Biggest, Fan  ✍ Author: Michael Irvin

My sensibility steers me toward writers who are out on their own.

Tags: Steers, Toward  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Writers speak stench.

Tags: Speak  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

Comedy writers have the most fragile egos.

Tags: Comedy, Fragile  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

I read, therefore I'm interested in writers.

Tags: Interested, Read  ✍ Author: Philip Kaufman

I always wrote. My parents are writers. It just seemed like something people did.

Tags: Parents, Seemed  ✍ Author: Zoe Kazan

One of the most interesting aspects of the film project was collaborating with so many people - directors, filmmakers, and writers - over a five-year period. I learned that there are two components to this.

Tags: Film, Learned  ✍ Author: Yo-Yo Ma

Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education.

Tags: Education, Fortunate  ✍ Author: Hugh MacDiarmid

I'm not intimidated by other actors at all - or directors. I don't care who they are. But I am intimidated by writers. I hold them in the highest esteem.

Tags: Care, Hold  ✍ Author: John Mahoney

The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.

Tags: Trouble, Young  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Writers should provoke disagreement.

Tags: Provoke  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

I feel more related to some American crime writers than I do to Stieg Larsson.

Tags: American, Crime  ✍ Author: Jo Nesbo

Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul.

Tags: Mind, Soul  ✍ Author: Edna O\'Brien

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.

Tags: Enough, Opinion  ✍ Author: Kate O\'Brien

The bottom line is that female writers aren't being given enough opportunities by male producers.

Tags: Enough, Line  ✍ Author: Chris O\'Dowd

All writers have the idea that they are famous.

Tags: Famous, Idea  ✍ Author: Eugene O\'Neill

Most writers adore their editors, and I'm no exception.

Tags: Adore, Exception  ✍ Author: Linda Sue Park

Writers don't retire. I will always be a writer.

Tags: Retire, Writer  ✍ Author: Andy Rooney

No one in my writers' room can wear sweatpants.

Tags: Room, Wear  ✍ Author: Portia Simpson-Miller

I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers.

Tags: Leave, Prepare  ✍ Author: Ryne Sandberg

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.

Tags: Above, Clowns  ✍ Author: John Steinbeck

When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.

Tags: Army, Foreign  ✍ Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden.

Tags: Burden, Culture  ✍ Author: Amy Tan

Writers of historical fiction are not under the same obligation as historians to find evidence for the statements they make. For us it is sufficient if what we say can't be disproved or shown to be false.

Tags: False, Fiction  ✍ Author: Barry Unsworth

Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.

Tags: Drink, Others  ✍ Author: Gore Vidal

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.

Tags: Another, Imitation  ✍ Author: Voltaire

The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers.

Tags: Full, May  ✍ Author: Barbara Walters

Writers are very much undervalued in the creative process.

Tags: Creative, Process  ✍ Author: Rachel Ward

I think writers write for their consciences, they write for their own true audiences, for their souls.

Tags: True, Write  ✍ Author: Mo Yan

Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.

Tags: Philosophy, Poetic  ✍ Author: Marguerite Young

TV is the place that writers want to be.

Tags: Place, Tv  ✍ Author: Ayelet Zurer

All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.

Tags: Keep, Trying  ✍ Author: Lloyd Alexander

The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury's special qualities.

Tags: Rule, Special  ✍ Author: Tom Allen

There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.

Tags: Editors, Good  ✍ Author: Stephen Ambrose

There are so many talented young writers named Jonathan, with whom by comparison I suffer terribly.

Tags: Comparison, Young  ✍ Author: Jonathan Ames

I've always loved brainstorming with other writers, and I consider having my work critiqued a part of that brainstorming.

Tags: Loved, Work  ✍ Author: Jay Asher

Not being published would be great. When I say that to other writers they look at me as if I'm totally insane.

Tags: Great, Insane  ✍ Author: John Atkinson

It's no use imagining that bringing great writers together inevitably precipitates great conversation.

Tags: Great, Together  ✍ Author: Edward St Aubyn

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.

Tags: Aim, Confuse  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

We writers are shy, nocturnal creatures. Push us into the light and the light blinds us.

Tags: Light, Shy  ✍ Author: John Banville

Writers are just like other people, except slightly more obsessed.

Tags: Except, Obsessed  ✍ Author: John Banville

I'm of the ilk of writers that feels you have to be open to the inspiration.

Tags: Feels, Open  ✍ Author: Sara Bareilles

No language is rude that can boast polite writers.

Tags: Language, Rude  ✍ Author: Aubrey Beardsley

Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.

Tags: Why, Write  ✍ Author: Thomas Berger

Writers let themselves be enticed by the language.

Tags: Language, Themselves  ✍ Author: Peter Bichsel

Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to.

Tags: Answer, Stress  ✍ Author: Alexis Bledel

Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.

Tags: Him, Others  ✍ Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers. But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers.

Tags: Happy, Terrible  ✍ Author: Alain de Botton

I'm evangelical on the subject of some chefs and writers.

Tags: Chefs, Subject  ✍ Author: Anthony Bourdain

A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are.

Tags: Basically  ✍ Author: Bruce Boxleitner

There's not that many people from the sixties who have progressed as writers and are continuing on. They're out there. But I'm one of them who's just continued on, following his own little inner madness.

Tags: Inner, Madness  ✍ Author: Creed Bratton

Great writers are the saints for the godless.

Tags: Great, Saints  ✍ Author: Anita Brookner

Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.

Tags: Anybody, Good  ✍ Author: Mel Brooks

I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.

Tags: General, Less  ✍ Author: Earle Brown

Don't write the book you think publishers want to commission. Plenty of other writers will be doing the same thing.

Tags: Book, Write  ✍ Author: Louise Brown

Writers will happen in the best of families.

Tags: Best, Happen  ✍ Author: Rita Mae Brown

I think that most of the children's writers live in the world that they've created, and their children are kind of phantoms that wander around the edge of it in the world, but actually the children's writers are the children.

Tags: Actually, Children  ✍ Author: A. S. Byatt

I think marriage is one of those things that writers draw on, one of those emotional reservoirs that go way back.

Tags: Emotional, Marriage  ✍ Author: Raymond Carver

I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians.

Tags: Daughters, Musicians  ✍ Author: Rosanne Cash

There are some writers I think who love to go around and visit bookstores and just interact.

Tags: Love, Visit  ✍ Author: Julia Child

Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers.

Tags: Thinkers, Write  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

I just have a thing for writers. Maybe it because I'm just so not a writer.

Tags: Maybe, Writer  ✍ Author: Patricia Clarkson

Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there.

Tags: Good, Here  ✍ Author: Beverly Cleary

If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.

Tags: Good, Sense  ✍ Author: Irvin S. Cobb

Only bad writers think they're good.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Harlan Coben

I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating.

Tags: Ambitious, Industry  ✍ Author: Diablo Cody

I know white clothing is supposed to enhance that summer glow, but writers don't tan.

Tags: Summer, White  ✍ Author: Diablo Cody

Writers never feel comfortable having labels attached to them, however accurate they are.

Tags: Attached, However  ✍ Author: Jonathan Coe

There is a very conservative element of crime writers that don't recognise what I do is crime fiction.

Tags: Crime, Fiction  ✍ Author: John Connolly

Writers mean more than they say and say more than they mean.

Tags: Mean  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me.

Tags: Easily, Lucky  ✍ Author: Caroline B. Cooney

Writers who pretend that everything they're doing is completely new are full of it.

Tags: Full, Pretend  ✍ Author: Joe Cronin

Most writers like to maintain some sort of anonymity. For me, making videos was an assault.

Tags: Anonymity, Making  ✍ Author: Sheryl Crow

As writers we must, from our very opening sentence, speak with authority to our readers.

Tags: Authority, Speak  ✍ Author: Michael Cunningham

I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.

Tags: Jazz, Movies  ✍ Author: Don DeLillo

There were five writers on Blazing Saddles.

Tags: Blazing, Five  ✍ Author: Dom DeLuise
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