Quotation Explorer - 'Editor'

Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor.
In my imagination, the Editor meditated in a mountain-cave, espoused the rules of grammar, and frowned upon speculative fiction. - Josh Malerman
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better. - T.S. Eliot
Your world is your story with tragedies and triumphs; never forget that you are the editor too. - Debasish Mridha
An editor should have a pimp for a brother, so he'd have someone to look up to. - Gene Fowler
Facetiously is the only English word that has all six vowels in order, James Thurber declared. "Oh," replied copy editor Miss Gould, "What about abstemiously?"
In civilized societies, if you are offended by a cartoon, you do not burn flags, take up guns and raid buildings, chant death to your opponents, or threaten suicide bombings. You write a letter to the editor. - Michelle Malkin
Tradition in the nursery has acted as a severe editor. - Walter Jerrold
Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off.Note: Dawkins was quoting a former editor of New Scientist Magazine, who is as yet unidentified (possibly Jeremy Webb) - Richard Dawkins
I don't like a kind of workshop that is about editing--I don't want to sit there and be an editor. I don't want to tell someone how to "fix" a poem. - Natasha Trethewey
Growing a culture requires a good storyteller. Changing a culture requires a persuasive editor. - Ryan Lilly
A good editor can make a respectable writer remarkable, just like a good parent helps a child become amazing. - Justin Alcala
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. - Mark Twain
A book is never, ever finished. You simply get to a point where you and your editor are reasonably happy with how it is and you go with that. Left to our own devices, a writer would endlessly fiddle with a book, changing little thing after little thing. - Kimberly Pauley
There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book. (…)A good novel editor is invisible. - Terri Windling
In the very existence of this book we have a most concrete example of the manner in which at least one of these marvellous creatures [cats], acquiring both an editor and a publisher, has advanced the eventual complete feline take-over of the human race. - Paul Gallico
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it. - Alvin Toffler
LUMINARY, n. One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it. - Ambrose Bierce
This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don't consider it rejected. Consider that you've addressed it 'to the editor who can appreciate my work' and it has simply come back stamped 'Not at this address'. Just keep looking for the right address. - Barbara Kingsolver
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
You are the storyteller and the editor of your book of life. So write tales of imagination, tragedy, and adventure and illustrate it with the colors of beauty. - Debasish Mridha
Osborn was a founding partner of the advertising agency Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborn (BBDO), but it was as an author that he really made his mark, beginning with the day in 1938 that a magazine editor invited him to lunch and asked what his hobby was. Imagination, replied Osborn. - Susan Cain
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