Quotation Explorer - 'Review'

REVIEW, v.t. To set your wisdom (holding not a doubt of it, Although in truth there's neither bone nor skin to it) At work upon a book, and so read out of it The qualities that you have first read into it. - Ambrose Bierce
An ad for cigars appears in 100,000 newspapers; sales of that brand increase by 3% for a short time thereafter. A new play receives a viciously negative review in a theatrical journal that prints 500 copies; the playwright shoots himself. Who’s the better writer? - Jason Lutes
If you review on GoodReads - make sure you review on Amazon as well!! Help out an author and leave an Amazon review! - Aimee Brown
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties."(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988) - John Irving
Horror. I can't manage it. I become--well--horrified. Self-help books have a similar effect. When asked, "Any literary genre you simply can't be bothered with?" - (By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the NYT Book Review, by Pamela Paul) - Emma Thompson
If the modern Protestant churches must maintain her place of relevance in the society, we would need to review where we missed it and how we have diverted from the teachings of the Protestants. - Sunday Adelaja
The process of self-invention is never-ending; writer, like children, are always growing into their gifts. ( in a "Times-Picayune" book review. - Susan Larson
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. --Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 - Wendy Goerl
[Public] libraries should be open to all—except the censor.[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960] - John F. Kennedy
Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background. He just didn’t know he was a novelist. All those damn psychiatrists after him, they didn’t know he was a novelist either."(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988) - John Irving
Getting your first review is like getting your teeth whitened. You hope it doesn’t hurt as much as they say on the internet and you also hope it will leave you with a blinding smile. - Kathy Parks
[A]lways get to the dialogue as soon as possible. I always feel the thing to go for is speed. Nothing puts the reader off more than a big slab of prose at the start."(Interview, The Paris Review, Issue 64, Winter 1975) - P.G. Wodehouse
some of the first words a child learns are brand names, because they don’t have to sound them out. It becomes part of your environmental vocabulary [Whitney Curry Wimbish & , "The Binary Companion," LA Review of Books, January 22, 2015]. - Sarah Gerard
If you criticize what you’re doing too early you’ll never write the first line.[Paris Review, interview with Jodi Daynard, The Art of Fiction No. 113, Winter II 1989] - Max Frisch
The library remains a sacred place for secular folk ["What Libraries Can (Still) Do," The New York Review Daily, October 26, 2015]. - James Gleick
O what a blessed day that will be when I shall . . . stand on the shore and look back on the raging seas I have safely passed; when I shall review my pains and sorrows, my fears and tears, and possess the glory which was the end of all! - Richard Baxter
Nature fits all her children with something to do, he who would write and can't write, can surely review. - James Russell Lowell
Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it."[Q&A with Larry McCaffery, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Summer 1993, Vol. 13.2] - David Foster Wallace
Online review sites are the slushpiles of feedback. - S. Kelley Harrell
Do an evening review at the end of the day to reflect on what went well, and what you'd do differently next time. - Marilyn Suttle
Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror. - Colin Powell
If you want to write a negative review, don't tickle me gently with your aesthetic displeasure about my work. Unleash the goddamn Kraken."[on Twitter, July 17, 2012] - Scott Lynch
[T]he success of every novel -- if it's a novel of action -- depends on the high spots. The thing to do is to say to yourself, "What are my big scenes?" and then get every drop of juice out of them."(Interview, The Paris Review, Issue 64, Winter 1975) - P.G. Wodehouse
Increase calls for review, check-up,control, and analysis. - Sunday Adelaja
PALATABLE CRITICISM: In a performance review, don't offer more than three criticisms. That's all an employee can digest. - Nancy Humphries
One cannot review a bad book without showing off. - W. H. Auden
Just finished [Capitalist in North Korea]—fascinating! What an experience. Wow." —Justin Rohrlich, Emmy Award Winner, Head Writer, Minyanville's World In Review - Felix Abt
There's a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words."[Interview, The Paris Review, Summer 1956] - Dorothy Parker
You can kill a book quicker by your silence than by a bad review. - E.A. Bucchianeri
Thank you Bjork Peterson for a wonderful review of my new book "Why We Love Serial Killers" @readingghost - Scott A. Bonn
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