Quotation Explorer - 'Writer'

Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive. - Marya Mannes
The day when on the cover of my books, my name will appear in bigger fond than the title of my book- I will stop writing because that would be the death of the writer in me. - Kirtida Gautam
The existence of the writer is an argument against the existence of the soul, for the soul has obviously taken flight from the real ego, but not improved itself, only become a writer. - Franz Kafka
As a writer, the main skill you need is curiosity. As a reader, the main tool you need is open-mindedness. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
You have a great advantage as a writer, Monsieur,' said Poirot. 'You can relieve your feelings by expedient of the printed word. You have the power of the pen over your enemies. - Agatha Christie
No matter what level of success, there is no such thing as a secure writer - Michael Lennick
GOOD, adj. Sensible, madam, to the worth of this present writer. Alive, sir, to the advantages of letting him alone. - Ambrose Bierce
A writer is never just looking out of a window or staring into space. They are building a universe to share with the world - Brenda Ashworth Barry
Not everyone who knows how to write can be a writer. Not everyone who knows two languages can be a translator. - Nataly Kelly
Read as widely and as deeply as you can. You have to be a reader before you can be a writer. - Y.S. Lee
Miss Austen’s novels seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world. Never was life so pinched and narrow. The one problem in the mind of the writer is marriageableness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
take a writer away from his typewriterand all you have leftisthe sicknesswhich started himtypingin thebeginning - Charles Bukowski
I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer. - Gordon Atkinson
Every good writer I know needs to go into some deep, quiet place to do work that is fully imagined. And what the Internet brings is lots of vulgar data. It is the antithesis of the imagination. It leaves nothing to the imagination. - Jonathan Franzen
If you're going to fall in love with anyone, fall in love with a writer. Allow yourself to become immortalised in words. - Jamie L. Harding
An unpublished writer should doubt themselves. They should constantly wonder whether what they’re creating has merit. And then, having doubted, they should take up their pen and see if they can’t make it better. - Johnny Rich
Art is the writer not having control, but the subject having control of the writer. - Paula Vogel
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac. - Saul Bellow
Only a writer would slap a bumper sticker on her car that read, 'Seriously, I'd rather be working'. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I bleed words.I dream in narrative. I live in infinite worlds.I befriend figmental characters.I wish on stars in other galaxies.I harvest stories from a brooding muse.I bloom under moonlight in hushed seclusion.I am a writer. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Just as a painter paints,and a ponderer ponders,a writer writes,and a wanderer wanders. - Roman Payne
Like a warrior in the battlefield, a writer must endeavour to use his pen to stamp the paper with his identity. - Ogwo David Emenike
It is fatal to suppose the great writer was too wise or too profound for us ever to understand him; to think of art so is not to praise but to murder it, for the next step after that tribute will be neglect of the masterpiece. - John Erskine
You are the writer of your life story; so don’t forget to write the best one. - Debasish Mridha
A butler supplies food to nourish your body, but a writer nourishes your mind through writing. - Debasish Mridha
I have the heart of an artist and the soul of a writer. - A.D. Posey
Mind your words, dear writer for you are holding a delicate reader in them. - Maria Stoica
If you’re dating a writer and they don’t write about you whether it’s good or bad then they don’t love you. They just don’t. Writers fall in love with the people we find inspiring. - Jamie Anne Royce
As a character I am dead, as a writer I am not. - Deyth Banger
I would willingly pass my life writing and re-writing the same book - that one book every writer carries within him - the image of his own soul. - Ignazio Silone
If you are destined to become a writer, you can't help it. If you can help it, you aren't destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn't have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing. - Donald Harington
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. - Markus Zusak
For obviously the advantage for most writers is that no one sees them. The writer is invisible, which confers power. - Joyce Carol Oates
The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved. - Marge Piercy
If you want to be a writer, then write. - I. Marlene King
A good writer must be like the birds of a dark forest; you can’t see them, but you can hear their mysterious and wise voices! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Every writer knows that ideas are the enemy. - Marty Rubin
A writer need not devour a whole sheep in order to know what mutton tastes like, but he must at least eat a chop. Unless he gets his facts right, his imagination will lead him into all kinds of nonsense, and the facts he is most likely to get right are the facts of his own experience. - W. Somerset Maugham
The ancient commission of the writer has not changed. He is charged with exposing our many grievous faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement."[Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech] - John Steinbeck
What makes you think a writer isn't a drug salesman? - Kurt Vonnegut
I have voices in my headI'm a slave to imaginary peopleI feel what they feelI experience what they experience I live in their world And I'm devoted to translating their storiesI'm not crazy, I'm a writer - Charisse Spiers
A writer illuminates the lights of her heart so that everyone can see themselves in the mirror of her thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. - Robert Frost
I'm simply interested in what is going to happen next. I don't think I can control my life or my writing. Every other writer I know feels he is steering himself, and I don't have that feeling. I don't have that sort of control. I'm simply becoming. I'm startled that I became a writer. - Kurt Vonnegut
At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night. - H.P. Lovecraft
Don’t panic. If you write, you’ll be a writer. - Whitney Otto
I became a physicist to understand the world, then I became a writer to try and change it. - Carla H. Krueger
Reporter: A writer who guesses his way to the truth and dispels it with a tempest of words. - Ambrose Bierce
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. - Thomas Mann
Reading is a collaboration between the writer and reader. Both parties must keep that in mind when dealing with a work of fiction.{} - Guy Gavriel Kay
Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long. - Leonard Bernstein
As a writer, I see the saga of your life in a single glimpse. It may be inaccurate, but my version doesn't lack for creativity. - Richelle E. Goodrich
As a writer, a poet, you’re not alone in wanting to be alone. Your work is a friendship that never leaves you. - Jason E. Hodges
no writer is a quite in nature - litymunshi
Being a writer is 1% inspiration, 50% perspiration and 49% explaining you're not a millionaire like J.K.Rowling. - Gabrielle Tozer
I wanted to be a politician and a movie star. But I was born a writer. If you're born that, you can't change it. You're going to do it whether you want to or not. - Gore Vidal
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach
A microphone is to a comic, what a pen is to a writer. There's power in it. - Pamelar Hickinson
As far as now I can tell that most Stephen King fans don't know him well. They have read or viewed few works and their judge is based on them... that's now well knowing a writer! - Deyth Banger
The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one--or both. Usually both. - Susan Sontag
Being a writer is a gift, being an author is amazing, becoming a best seller is everyone's dream - LaQuita Cameron
Writer is a miner; he works in the gloomy places like a miner to get the precious material. - Mehmet Murat ildan
Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. - E.M. Forster
I believe that a writer is a person who writes. An author is a person who has written. - Dean Wesley Smith
The greatest pleasure is not - say - sex or geometry. It is just understanding. And if you can get people to understand their own humanity - well, that's the job of the writer. - William Golding
Don’t ask a writer what he’s working on. It’s like asking someone with cancer on the progress of his disease. - Amy Lowell
It's nice when you can ride the inspirational wave, but as a writer, you'll also find how fast you can lose that wave. You must persevere. - Charles Lee
According to the science writer Philip Ball, when it was pointed out to musicologist Deryck Cookethat Slavic and much Spanish music use minor keys for happy music, he claimed that their liveswere so hard that they didn’t really know what happiness was anyway. - David Byrne
no one could ever push you to write or become a writer, except yourself. - Desi Puspitasari
A writer who can't follow submission guidelines is like a pilot without a plane... ain't gonna get very far! - Jo Linsdell
You can't be a good writer in the States anymore because to be a good one you have to have a country where you can be poor and still eat, and still make your living standard secondary to your writing. Thoreau himself couldn't do that in the States today. - Nelson Algren
The reality of a serious writer is a reality of many voices, some of them belonging to the writer, some of them belonging to the world of readers at large. - Aberjhani
To be a writer is to embrace rejection as a way of life. - Dana Stabenow
There is a reason why I am a writer... sometimes it is the only way you can get people to listen to you! - Phil Wohl
Maybe being oneself is an acquired taste. For a writer it's a big deal to bow--or kneel or get knocked down--to the fact that you are going to write your own books and not somebody else's. Not even those books of the somebody else you thought it was your express business to spruce yourself up to be. - Patricia Hampl
PLAGIARIZE, v. To take the thought or style of another writer whom one has never, never read. - Ambrose Bierce
Philip Roth is a good writer, but I wouldn't want to shake hands with him.
When a writer tries to explain too much, he's out of time before he begins. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition. - Isaac Asimov
Not everybody has a talent for painting, or for the piano, or for dance. But we can write our way into the artist's head and into his problems and solutions. Or we can go there with another writer. - William Zinsser
If the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it - the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded. - Ann Radcliffe
There is no right or wrong way to write a novel. Each journey is different for every individual work and for every writer. The first error is never to begin; the second is never to finish. - Don Roff
To be a better cook, cook more. To be a better writer, read more. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
You are not a story, your life is a story and youare the writer, write an inspiring one. - Wordions
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. He is a man who has signed a contract with his conscious and his sense of duty. - Anton Chekhov
Every book contains a secret even the writer doesn't always know what it is. - Carla H. Krueger
Google brooklyn writer and you’ll get, Did you mean: the future of literature as we know it? - Colson Whitehead
REPORTER, n. A writer who guesses his way to the truth and dispels it with a tempest of words. "More dear than all my bosom knows, O thou Whose 'lips are sealed' and will not disavow!" So sang the blithe reporter-man as grew Beneath his hand the leg-long "interview." Barson Maith - Ambrose Bierce
When I begin to doubt my ability to work the word, I simply read another writer and know I have nothing to worry about. My contest is only with myself, to do it right, with power, and force, and delight, and gamble. - Charles Bukowski
I'm an aspiring writer.' I hate that phrase. You're either a writer or you're not. - Jake Black
To be a writer - write! To be an author - publish! To be a bestselling author - never stop writing! - David Maxwell
Surprise is when a prime minister is assassinated during his speech. Suspense is when an assassin lurks while the prime minister speaks. Balancing surprise and suspense is the job of the thriller writer. - Ashwin Sanghi
Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull. - Rod Serling
...ending a book with a sequel in such a way that the reader still has faith in the characters and in the writer. That's finesse. - Shandy L. Kurth
Be a great writer when you write your life's song. - Debasish Mridha
The journey as a writer is not so much about our stories, but the stories of others we meet along the way on our wonderful path. #grateful - Lee Bice-Matheson
It does not take a million complicated words to call yourself a writer, it only takes a simple few when they have been placed in the right order. -- - Reed Abbitt Moore
To anyone who knows a writer, never underestimate the power of your encouragement. - Matthew Reilly
Every true writer is like a bird; he repeats the same song, the same theme, all his life. For me, this theme as always been revolt. - Alberto Moravia
A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye. - Bernard Malamud
A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."[Letter to Max Brod, July 5, 1922] - Franz Kafka
Why a writer writes? This question is trivial! The important question is this: What he writes? - Mehmet Murat ildan
The others in the dorm thought I wanted to be a writer, because I was always alone with a book, but I had no such ambition. , Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
A writer will divine a metaphor from a pattern on a dress, or a gesture, because sunsets have been done before. - Brandi L. Bates
Any writer who puts his words and thoughts out into the public is going to be criticized. - Thomas Moore
Being a writer makes you immortal. - Tamara Stamenkovic
I became a writer when I learnt how to read -- how to listen; how to see, smell, touch, and feel. But not everyone who knows these things, not everyone who writes, or publishes, is a writer. Writing is in the soul. - Cindy Aime
The purpose of a writer is to show the beauty and tragedy of life in the reader's own mirror. - Debasish Mridha
A true writer is someone the gods have called to the task. - Robert Louis Stevenson
The writer must wade into life as into the sea, but only up to the navel. - Gustave Flaubert
Advice for a long and happy life - never tell a writer you have fixed their work. Ever. - C.S. Woolley
You have to follow your own voice. You have to be yourself when you write. In effect, you have to announce, 'This is me, this is what I stand for, this is what you get when you read me. I'm doing the best I can - buy me or not - but this is who I am as a writer. - David Morrell
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. - Dean Acheson
If you can write; then you are a writer - Rayvon L Browne - Rayvon L. Browne
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
@bobbybaird i'm a writer, so are you. we try to compose our thoughts and words for effect as well as sense. vain of us? a bit. - Walter Kirn
For a writer it's a genuinely interesting and hopefully profitable era that makes a variety of books available to a variety of readers, extending both what's available and who gets to read it. - Sara Sheridan
Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other ­people. Nothing that happens to a writer however happy, however tragic is ever wasted. - P.D. James
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any. - Russell Baker
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
A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Becoming a writer is a polite way of saying you've chosen alcoholism as a career. - Joe Ducie
I'm either going to be a writer or a bum. - Carl Sandburg
Imagination is the parallel universe of a writer. If he is not responding to you in this world, he is probably responding to someone in the imaginary world. - Heenashree Khandelwal
drill one hole after another into [language] until that which lurks behind, be it something or nothing, starts seeping through I cannot imagine a higher goal for today’s writer. - Samuel Beckett
A writer should not run around with a mirror for his countrymen; he should tell his society and his times things no one ever thought before. - Stanisław Lem
I became a writer so that the voices inside my head would become an acceptable occurrence. - Janae Mitchell
When you're a writer, the question people always ask you is, "Where do you get your ideas?" Writers hate this question. It's like asking Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen, "Where do you get your leeches?" You don't get ideas. Ideas get you. - Connie Willis
I'm a struggling writer, I'm struggling to convince people I'm a writer. - Tom Conrad
There is no vacation for a writer! Every moment of his life is work! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If you wish to be a writer, write. - Epictetus
A writer has to have an imagination- that's what makes a writer. She has to be able to put herself imaginatively in the position of whatever character she selects. - Wyketha K Parkman
I don't get writers block. I get writer has too many ideas and doesn't know which one to start next, block. - Tyler Hojberg
You cannot teach creativity—how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be. - Mario Vargas Llosa
In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway. - Junot Díaz
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed. - Ernest Hemingway
It is said that you can't write without a reader. The opposite holds true as well; you can't read without a writer. But if as a single, creative person you are one in the same, then, well.....problem solved! Great writing is born from that which we personally long to read. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A writer leads a hyphenated-life with words - Munia Khan
When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed. - Kurt Vonnegut
The irony of a writer is he/she craves privacy to pen words that crave the public. - Alisha "Priti" Kirpalani
When you fall in love with a writer you will never die. - Anonymous
I'm a writer. I write stuff. - Kevin J.J. Carpenter
A writer is someone who, needing nothing and no one, wants everything and everyone. - Neel Burton
It is difficult to call myself a writer, even when I stand at a podium to receive a prize, I feel uncomfortable calling myself a writer—I am merely a word criminal. - Murong Xuecun
The ideal engineer is a composite ... He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems. - N. W. Dougherty
Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at fifteen to write several novels. - May Sarton
To interrupt the writer from the line of thought is to wake the dreamer from the dream. The dreamer cannot enter that dream, precisely as it was unfolding, ever again. - Mary Oliver
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living. - A.E. van Vogt
A word (...) is never the destination, merely a signpost in its general direction; and whatever (...) body that destination finally acquires owes quite as much to the reader as to the writer. - John Fowles
Your first book is the only one that matters. Perhaps a writer should write only that one. That is the one moment when you make the big leap; the opportunity to express yourself is offered that once, and you untie the knot within you then or never again. - Italo Calvino
A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing. - Garrison Keillor
The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything. - John Irving
All you have to do is put one word after another, and remember how great it feels to be a writer. - Stephanie Lennox
If God didn't want me to cross boundaries, then he wouldn't have made me a writer. - Shannon L. Alder
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. - Bible
I’m 30, it’s Christmas, and I’m a writer without a job. I sit hereengulfed in a furious fit of frustration. My future unknown. Mynuts so small you could fit them in a gnat’s navel and have roomleft over for my brain. - Josh Mitchell
A writer seizes every opportunity to wonder. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Sometimes a writer simply finds new ways of saying what has already been said because, ultimately, truth is unoriginal. - Kamand Kojouri
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth," the long out-of-print science fiction writer went on. - Kurt Vonnegut
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. - Albert Camus
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist. - Vladimir Nabokov
The writer who offends nobody has nothing to say. - Yeo-tze
I am so happy that I made someone cry today - don't worry I'm a writer. It's when they make me cry that it's a problem. - Tina Smith
Every writer I know has trouble writing. - Joseph Heller
A writer creates wings of words and lets them fly in the sky of readers' minds. - Debasish Mridha
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction. - William Faulkner
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader - Ernest Hemingway
If you’re a writer, your first duty, a duty you owe to yourself and your readers, and to your writing itself, is to become wonderful. To become the best writer you can possibly be. - Theodora Goss
A short story is a writer's way of thinking through experience... Journalism aims at accuracy, but fiction's aim is truth. The writer distorts reality in the interest of a larger truth. - John L'Heureux
As a writer one either fails or never begins. - Marty Rubin
Every exceptional writer holds a Master of Arts in Daydreaming. - Richelle E. Goodrich
IF you wish to be a writer then don't wait until you write the "great American novel" for they aren't written they are created. If you don't write at all you won't know how "great" that simple book can be. - Shiree McCarver
When a person sets out to learn from others and not to teach others he becomes a true writer. - Carla H. Krueger
Do you drink?""Of course,I just said I was a writer. - Stephen King
For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed. - Ernest Hemingway
To increase the chances of a writer trying to kill themselves, cut off their hands. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When I write fiction, I struggle to decide the fate of two people created by my mind and spend countless hours to give them a happy ending. God, the Almighty has created infinite human beings till date and runs all our lives with such ease. He is the BEST WRITER of all. - Shahla Khan
For the length of time it takes to write a book, you need to believe that you’re the only writer in existence; the only one who matters. You need to shut yourself away and allow the creativity to build up, not leak out through worry and comparisons and doubt. - Martin Cosgrove
Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer."[1967 interview] - Ray Bradbury
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."(Casual Chance, 1964) - Colette
A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it. - Ernest Hemingway
As a writer one is allowed to have conversations with oneself. What is considered sane in writers is made for the rest of the human race. - Alan Ayckbourn
If literature has engaged me as a project, first as a reader, then as a writer, it is as an extension of my sympathies to other selves, other domains, other dreams, other territories. - Susan Sontag
Those who generate fog are Wizards of Oz hoping desperately that nobody pulls the curtain to reveal a trembling little writer behind it. This seldom happens. Readers who dare to point out that incomprehensible writing can't be comprehended risk being told that the problem is theirs. - Ralph Keyes
Writing isn't only about a completed piece of work.It’s about the writer you’re becoming while creating - T.N. Suarez
People don't believe me when I tell them I'm a magician who makes portals to other worlds. So I tell them I'm a writer instead. - Genesis Quihuis
Valuing a writer only for their diversity, but not their humanity or talent that’s tokenism. - Sunili Govinnage
Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself...It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent. - Harper Lee
My evolution as a writer? Mother said "stop talking like that", teachers said "you're weird", readers say "best book ever - Daniel Marques
Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old. - C.S. Lewis
Writers don’t get time off. Every moment - waking or sleeping - a writer is working, observing, thinking and creating. - Graeme Roberts
It's a luxury being a writer because all you ever think about is life. - Amy Tan
You learn to write by writing, and by reading and thinking about how writers have created their characters and invented their stories. If you are not a reader, don't even think about being a writer. - Jean M. Auel
A writing cook and a cooking writer must be bold at the desk as well as the stove. - M.F.K. Fisher
The highest privilege of being a writer is being able to say, 'open your mind to me and I'll take you to another world. - Alexei Maxim Russell
Flow is something the reader experiences, not the writer. - Verlyn Klinkenborg
Every time a written word is put to page it is the opportunity to expand our minds, whether we are the writer or the reader. Enjoy the journey wherever it may take you! - K. Lamb
A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave. - Oscar Wilde
Every writer knows that words are the enemy. - Marty Rubin
For writing a first draft requires from the writer a peculiar internal state which ordinary life does not induce. ... how to set yourself spinning? - Annie Dillard
Don't compare your story to a movie or a book because it is written by a script writer and yours by God - Anonymous
Miranda Writes: Anything you say or do may be used for or against you within a story by a writer - Jazz Feylynn
Today is your wright-time. Anything worth writing will be, or has been written already. A great story chooses its writer lest no wright should boast. Just write! If you don't, you will come right in contact with your thoughts someplace soon. - Amah Lambert
A writer who has perfect writing skills and zero honesty is not an author but a sales person. - Sandra Chami Kassis
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. - Josh Billings
A writer is merely a reader that had the guts to be read, and, heard. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I'm a writer. I'm a Christian. I like sex. But I haven't had it. I believe in waiting until marriage. But that doesn't mean I want my characters to. - Michelle N. Onuorah
A good writer is an excellent reader. - Cyci Cade
The moment I realize I just stayed up until five in the morning writing is that moment I know I am meant to be a writer. - Anastasia Bolinder
A writer must be fearless. A writer has to be like a clawed animal."-The Carrie Diaries pg. 337 - Candace Bushnell
Talent is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer. - Kurt Vonnegut
When people read his books they have an uncontrollable desire to hang the author in the town square. I can’t think of a higher honor for a writer. - Roberto Bolaño
For a writer, I'm not sure that feeling of knowing you've just written something good and strong can be trumped. Not because it means I did something right. But because it proves how many wrongs I pushed through to get there. - Cara Rosalie Olsen
Be prepared to work hard to be a writer. - Sandra Brown
I think of myself first as a singer, meaning an interpreter. Then I think of myself as a writer. It is an outlet I have to have. I get very hard to live with without something happening to write about. - Oliver
Writing is a gift to both the writer and the reader. - Cheryl Alleway
Twitter is not just for Journalists. You don’t have to be a writer to Tweet.[Social Media] - Germany Kent
To put an arrogant 'famous' writer in his place: pretend to be illiterate. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. - Willa Cather
A writer is like a stick of rock - the words go right through. - Sara Sheridan
Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician. - Kurt Vonnegut
Writers block occurs when a writer has nothing to say. Unfortunately not all writers experience it. - Ron Brackin
Words are drunk, the writer is sober;Priests are cruel, the butcher is noble. - Siddharth Bhatnagar
I've always been admired as a musician and painter but not spiritual writer, and that's why God's an artist, not priest. - Robin Sacredfire
...'being published’ is not the same as being a real writer. - Scarlett Thomas
The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it. - Ernest Hemingway
What do you want? What are you willing to give up to get it? Writing requires you make sacrifices. Be prepared to work hard to be a writer. - Sandra Brown
Too many writers are trying to write with too shallow an education. Whether they go to college or not is immaterial...a good writer needs a sense of the history of literature to be successful as a writer. - James Kisner
Everybody is born with a little bit of writer in them. We all come with the desire to work hard to see our creations come to life on the page. But it is those who choose to do something about this passion that has been ignited inside of them that are true writers. - Brian A. McBride
A true writer should be able to write about any color. It's the story they tell that should affect people, not the race. - Dee Dee M. Scott
If the programmer can simulate a construct faster then the compiler can implement the construct itself, then the compiler writer has blown it badly.
Step out from behind the words. When you're a writer you can imagine that the words speak for you and are you, but they're not. You are this living breathing bad hair day kind of person. - Beth Kephart
As a writer, I'm always at the mercy of my inspiration, my intuition, and my imagination. - Kate Collier
to paraphrase science writer John D. Barrow we know they are impossible and yet we can imagine them anyway. Our brains, it turns out, are not prisoners of the world we live in; we can fly free! We can, any time we like, create the impossible. - Robert Krulwich
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. - Stephen King
For every writer, there is a challenge of time that is only magnified in the solitude of the work. - E. Obeng-Amoako Edmonds
I don’t want to be remembered as a writer. I would rather be remembered as a storyteller. - Ashwin Sanghi
i didn't call myself a writer until everyone else did. i knew it was real then. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The writer is the engineer of the human soul. - Joseph Stalin
A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul. - Leo Tolstoy
People keep asking me ...How to instantly become a better writer? It’s simple: Use "power words" and see for yourself. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Don't let yourself be amazed by the imagination of a writer and his words, writers are almost all the time in a love-hate relationship with words. - Nema Al-Araby
Thoughts don't have time and space, one need to hold them. The one who succeeds at them becomes a writer. - Santosh Avvannavar
Love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love. - Athol Fugard
You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen. - Paul Simon
Writer does nothing,But think deeply. - Shashank Rayal
The standard personality type for a writer is a shy megalomaniac. - John Lanchester
Be careful what you say and do around a writer; your words and actions may become material. - A.D. Posey
A fine writer must appreciate and accept the power of language manifestly. - Angelo Quiamco
A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar. - Stephen King
Be glad that I'm not a horror writer, some people write about it, other make images... but third just create it??? As for me, I have create it from horror up to nightmares! - Deyth Banger
A good editor can make a respectable writer remarkable, just like a good parent helps a child become amazing. - Justin Alcala
I think every writer has a little freak in ‘em. - A.D. Posey
Only a writer can ride a time machine and change the future when he is not there. - Debasish Mridha
There is little pride in writers. They know they are human and shall some day die and be forgotten. Knowing all this a writer is gentle and kindly where another man is severe and unkind. - William Saroyan
Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine, the life, the soul of reading! Take them out and one cold eternal winter would reign in every page. Restore them to the writer - he steps forth like a bridegroom, bids them all-hail, brings in variety and forbids the appetite to fail. - Laurence Sterne
To annoy or piss off are light offences. I'd say if you abuse the goodness of a novelist or a writer, the truth is, he or she can kill you multiple times or cannibalise you in many antagonist characters. - Angelica Hopes
A writer doesn’t solve problems. He allows them to emerge. - Friedrich Dürrenmatt
The only difference between me and a famous writer is that I do not want to be famous. - Santosh Kalwar
As a writer, my job is to change your perspective, and make you think outside the box. - Mary Sage Nguyen
I am a person before I am anything else. I never say I am a writer. I never say I am an artist...I am a person who does those things. - Edward Gorey
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
You know you are a writer when you talk about your characters as if they were real people! - Wyketha K Parkman
A writer uses his pen as a gun to kill readers. - Debasish Mridha
A good writer is a magician; she unfolds the dark secrets of mind. - Debasish Mridha
As a writer, I am just an actor in a play, telling a story that needs to be told. - Rita Webb
The Kafka paradox: art depends on truth, but truth, being indivisable, cannot know itself: to tell the truth is to lie. thus the writer is the truth, and yet when he speaks he lies. - Franz Kafka
If you really want to be a writer, nobody can stop you -- and if you don't, nobody can help you. - Alma Alexander
What a writer has to do is write what hasn't been written before or beat dead men at what they have done. - Ernest Hemingway
If you want to be a good writer, internalize the good writers; absorb them; integrate with their souls; embrace their minds; mingle with their life stories; in short, merge with them, lose yourself in them! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The financial value put on the job of the writer and the misconceptions around that make it extremely difficult to enter the profession. - Sara Sheridan
A great writer picks up on those things that matter. It’s almost like their radar is attuned to the most significant moments. - Alain de Botton
Writing is hard work. But if you want to become a writer you will become one. Nothing will stop you. - Dorothy Day
The highest duty of the writer is to remain true to himself and let the chips fall where they may. In serving his vision of the truth the artist best serves his nation. - John F. Kennedy
The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the single most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. - Raymond Chandler
The greatest tribute one can give to a writer is that it is simply enough to read him. - Isaac Goldberg
A writer draws a road map where readers walks with their love, joy, anger, tears, and dismay. Every story, every poem, has different meanings for every reader. - Debasish Mridha
A writer should never wait for inspiration but be the inspiration. - Debasish Mridha
Your only responsibility as a writer is to be true to the story that has chosen you as its writer. - Jean Little
Being a blesséd writer is a cursed attribute, when you wish to no longer be encompassed by someone and yet you are surrounded by loose leaf papers filled with the sound of his voice. - Elizabeth Brooks
A writer writesregardless...even though...notwithstanding...despite...at any rate...anyhow...nevertheless...in the face of...undeterred by...heedless of...and because.The true writer simply continues to write. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax. - Alfred Kazin
If you’re honest with yourself as a writer, trying to tell the best story you can, your story will be an honest one. And your values will come out, no matter how hard you try to disguise them. - Joe Clifford Faust
Read and write. That's the recipe for being a writer. - J.D. Cunegan
It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have. - Flannery O'Connor
The history of time is captured by poet, artist, writer, photographer…! - Lailah Gifty Akita
For any writer who wants to keep a journal, be alive to everything, not just to what you're feeling, but also to your pets, to flowers, to what you're reading. - May Sarton
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. - Louis L’Amour
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue [is] the pen of a ready writer. - Psalms 45 1
A writer doesn't dream of riches and fame, though those things are nice. A true writer longs to leave behind a piece of themselves, something that withstands the test of time and is passed down for generations. - C.K. Webb
Some writers need to sink in order to feel what their characters feel; in order to write their characters with the truest feeling possible. Those closest to those writers end up feeling the effects of that process. It takes a strong person to be with an emphatic writer. - Lori Goodwin
A writer may not know the way at first; but if he endeavors to complete his task, he carves a path with his story, a knowledge shortcut. - Susan J. McIntire
A writer travels through the heart again and again to express the beauty of its contents. - Debasish Mridha
To be a fantastic writer, live in your dreams and imaginations where you can dance like a peacock, swim like a shark, and fly like a butterfly. Live where reality has no power to change you. - Debasish Mridha
For some reason, when people meet me and find out I'm a writer they always ask if I write children's books. Um... please don't let your kids read my books. Well, unless your kids are in their 30s or something...then yeah, they're old enough. LOL - Michelle M. Pillow
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A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? - George Orwell
A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway. - Junot Diaz
Confusion of a Writer - Sometimes I want all limelight to shine on me and sometimes I just want to vanish underneath the deep waters. - Nikita Dudani
A writer tries to express those thoughts, which are inexpressible, with beauty and love. - Debasish Mridha
If you are a real writer, then just surrender to the writer's life, all of it, even the bad stuff. When you do that, the beauty appears: the peace, the meaning, the joy, the fulfillment, the sense that you are doing what you were born to do and what could be better, in the end, than that? - Lauren B. Davis
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. - Himmilicious
To tell a love story true, a romance writer must bare hearts, souls and bodies. - Chris Lange
Beside every great writer is a great listener. - Nanette L. Avery
...The question is, why do you think you can't be a writer?""To be a writer, you need readers.""I'm no painter, then. Who ever looks at my little dumb pieces of shit? - Barbara Kingsolver
One recalls the literary writer who, after grasping a story of a Mars voyage as a metaphor for isolation and the precariousness of relationships, realized that at a deeper, more subtle level it might even be a story about an actual trip to Mars! - Michael Flynn
It's a big world for the idiots. If you're a writer, there are not many cities where you can go and feel normal. - Daniel Marques
The writer dreams awake. The killer nightmares awake. (L’écrivain rêve éveillé. - Le tueur cauchemarde éveillé) - Charles de Leusse
Once you are at the point where you can call yourself a writer, there’s no turning back. - A.D. Posey
Poetry creates the myth, the prose writer draws its portrait. - Jean-Paul Sartre
When reading a book, you are sold what some writer thought. When reading a newspaper, you are sold what someone did, and, what some advertiser made. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so. - Andre Gide
You are either born a writer or you are not. - Cormac McCarthy
I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away. - Mark Haddon
You see, I believe that you cannot be taught to 'write.' You can be taught grammar and punctuation, but you cannot be taught to be a writer. That has to come from within. - Robert J. Randisi
Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? - Kurt Vonnegut
What I really want is to be recognized as a writer; that someday, my poetry this is an interesting paradox would be taught in English classes; for my name, along with my poetry, to exist 500 years from now. - Harley King
The writer in her went silent and hid when her revealing words were wide-spread read. - Donna Lynn Hope
The writer provides the text; the reader, the meaning. - Marty Rubin
Being a writer means you write not only for yourself- but for others as well. That's what makes a writer a writer. - This is my own quote
No writer can be the ‘Master of the Words’ without loving them! Loving is the way for Mastering! No Love, no Master! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The best stories are the ones with the unexpected plot twists that no one would have guessed, even the writer. - Shannon L. Alder
The characters act for reasons that they can’t control and, as readers, we have to believe in their motivations, their sense of choice and in the reality of their suffering, even though, deep down, we know it’s all just puppetry on the part of the writer. - Johnny Rich
Every writer should know their target. Aim for the heart ~ hit that and all which follows is sheer ecstasy. - Muse
Humility is not a virtue in a writer, it is an absolute necessity. - James Lee Burke
A writer creates many lives, changes lives, and with that lives forever. - Jen Golembiewski
Once you are at the point where you can call yourself a writer, there's no turning back. - A.D. Posey
Writing is a profession that has no real career structure and your best advice when you hit a difficulty is probably going to come from another writer one or two rungs on the career ladder ahead of you. - Sara Sheridan
Good or bad, words have an impact on each of us. As a writer, I can only hope that the effects my words have on others are more often good than bad. - Jessica Lave
For a writer, life is always too short to write. I will just try my best during what remains of my life. - Cao Yu
Some writers are born. Others learn. I was born a writer but have a lot to learn. - Donna Lynn Hope
I think reading is a gift. It was a gift that was given to me as a child by many people, and now as an adult and a writer, I'm trying to give a little of it back to others. It's one of the greatest pleasures I know. - Ann M. Martin
What a lonely and silly thing it is to be an Armenian writer in America. - William Saroyan
No man can stay for forever young, Unless he is a writer. - Alamvusha
Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. - Gore Vidal
Dreams are like holding on to a good book in your hands; you have the full story in your palms, but no matter how much you want to get to the end of the story, you have to go through all the pages first; and you are the writer. - T.H Maloa
When dealing with writers it breaks down like this: a regular writer is your average everyday megalomaniac. Like every artist, there's a part of them that believes--nay, knows--the world turns for them. Most are harmless. Some are obnoxious. Some are Bret Easton Ellis. - Hannah Strom-Martin
Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement. - Peter Straub
A man who writes a story is forced to put into it the best of his knowledge and the best of his feeling. The discipline of the written word punishes stupidity and dishonesty. A writer lives in awe of words for they can be cruel or kind, and they can change their meanings right in front of you. - John Steinbeck
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
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it - Roald Dahl
There's only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that's a writer sitting down to write. - Mignon McLaughlin
The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others. - Leo. C Rosten
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilisation from destroying itself."(Interview, New York Post Magazine, September 14, 1958) - Bernard Malamud
I didn't want to be an immigrant. I was forced to be an immigrant. Alexis de Tocqueville, the French writer, said that the powerful and the happy never go into exile. He was right. - Jorge Ramos
A writer looks at an issue and asks, 'What if this were to occur? Or what if that was thrown into the mix? What would that look like? - Venita Ellick
The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day."[Academy Award ceremony, March 2, 2014] - Robert De Niro
I'm writing. The pages are starting to stack up. My morale is improving the more I feel like a writer. - Neil Gaiman
I'm a professional writer and I consider it part of my job to publicise my work and these days part of that job is done online. - Sara Sheridan
The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day. - Robert De Niro
Every writer dreams about the day they can step into their fiction and wander its hallways. - Shannon L. Alder
To begin impatiently is the worst mistake a writer can make - Antony Beevor
A good writer is one that can see the goodness in others and helps them to be better. - Debasish Mridha
Any change that shortens the path between a writer and reader is a win for the book world. - K.J. Kilton
As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are. - Quentin Tarantino
To say that a writer's hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement-it's like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writer's build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it. - David Gerrold
World War I was the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied, So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought. - Ernest Hemingway
Matriarchy is a time-honored staple for any writer looking to invent an exotic society. - Marie Brennan
A writer is the one who loves to write . . . on and about anything . . . And this clears that I am a writer!! - Anamika Mishra
People wrote me off but they did not realize that I was a writer - I rewrote my own destiny. - Amit Abraham
A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it. - Samuel Johnson
You have to invest yourself as a reader to be a good writer. - Saru Singhal
If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die. - Mik Everett
What was Dr. Mera's motive for murder? I don't need to tell that to a writer of detective novels such as yourself. You know well enough yourself that even without a motive, a murderer lives to kill. - Rampo Edogawa
You have to put yourself out there as a writer, you can’t play it safe. - Dan Alatorre
SCRIBBLER, n. A professional writer whose views are antagonistic to one's own. - Ambrose Bierce
USAGE, n. The First Person of the literary Trinity, the Second and Third being Custom and Conventionality. Imbued with a decent reverence for this Holy Triad an industrious writer may hope to produce books that will live as long as the fashion. - Ambrose Bierce
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs."[Time Magazine, October 31, 1977] - John Osborne
If typos are God's way of keeping a writer humble, plot holes certainly keeps one on their knees. - E.A. Bucchianeri
One of the hardest things for a writer to do is delete words. - Alessandra Torre
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. - Thomas Mann
Even the best writer has to erase sometimes,even the best orator can stammer sometimes,even the most successful man can experience failures,and even the greatest man may face the adversaries in life with cowardice... - Aman Srivastava
What no wife of a writer understands is that a writer is working when he's staring out the window. - Burton Rascoe
Archive material is vital to the writer of historical fiction. - Sara Sheridan
I would love to become a poor writer as per my choice then a billionaire businessman as per them... - shivangi lavaniya
Use all this life to make yourself a great writer, thoughtful and kind, slowly, surely over the years. - T.K. Naliaka
The job of a writer is not to convey emotion but to invoke it. - Eric T. Benoit
No one can call themselves a writer until he or she has written at least fifty stories. - David Foster Wallace
Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing.... For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day. - Ernest Hemingway
The writer has no responsibility other than to jack off in bed alone and write a good page. - Charles Bukowski
I’m a writer. Therefore, I am not sane. - K. D. Green
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. - Christopher Hampton
The more you read, the more you write, and the more you free yourself to do so, the better writer you will become. - A.D. Posey
Coffee is to a Writer as Blood is to a Vampire! - Kade Cook
A daydreamer is a writer just waiting for pen and paper. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A Writer is Actor, Creator, Director & Producer Of HIS Life. Ask ME anything. - Nirav Sanchaniya
Be true to the writer within you; tell the story you're dying to tell in exactly the way you wish to tell it, and don't trust anyone who tries to sway you otherwise. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The writer doesn’t write for the reader. He doesn’t write for himself, either. He writes to serve…something. Somethingness. The somethingness that is sheltered by the wings of nothingness those exquisite, enveloping, protecting wings. - Joy Williams
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
If a philosophical writer cannot be followed, the difficulty of his subject can be placed only in mitigation of his offense, not in condonation of it. There are too many expert witnesses on the other side. - William Zinsser
I am not a slow writer, I am not a fast writer . . . I am a half-fast writer. - Robert Asprin
The best thing about being a writer is that 'work' is always something you love, plus usually accompanied by tea, coffee and cakes of some sort. - Jamie L. Harding
Not the builder, but the writer, creates the road to the future. - Debasish Mridha
There are very few professions in which people just sit down and think hard for five or six hours a day all by themselves. Of course it's why you want to become a writer because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it. - Tobias Wolff
There is a point where, as a writer, you grow to hate your characters, their stupid motivations, and their whiny inner dialogues. The only solution I have found to deal with that is to kill the character, resurrect him, then kill him again. - Caris O'Malley
People make interesting assumptions about the profession. The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two. - Sara Sheridan
Maybe we're all ongoing stories, defined at various stages of life, or whenever people oblige us to declare ourselves. Fiction is marvelous for studying this, allowing the writer and reader to leap decades in a sentence. No other art lets you bend time as much. - Tom Rachman
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. - Sir Winston Churchill
A hack writer who would not have been considered fourth rate in Europe."(on Mark Twain) - William Faulkner
This is what drives a young writer out of his head, this feeling that nothing is being said. - William Saroyan
Only something extremely dire and disabling will ever stop a real writer from writing. Retirement is never an option. - Warren Adler
Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins. - Neil Gaiman
I intend all my characters must escape from impossible situations; if they are not in trouble, then as a writer, I am. - Cleveland W. Gibson
Don't be timid. You're a writer, use your role, test it, make something of it. These are decisive times, everything is turning upside down. Participate, be present. - Elena Ferrante
A good writer sees the world, not through his own eyes, but through his reader's mind. - Debasish Mridha
You write once and you can call yourself a writer, but it takes three novels before you can call yourself a novelist. The first two could have just been lucky. One day, I will finish my third, and one day, I will be a novelist. - Michael Kroft
I'm a writer. I write checks. Mostly fiction. - Wendy Liebman
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
From ... the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. ... I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. - George Orwell
I may be a famous writer but when white people clinch to their wallet and stare at me with scorn I need to ask my skin why. - Daniel Marques
A writer is like a gossiper who reveal secrets in a professional way. - Janice Valencia Capulso
A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. - Jim Bishop
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. - Mel Brooks
To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. - Lawrence Clark Powell
I once dreamt of being a writer, to have my words known by many from many countries; this dream i dreamt came true...so why cant your dream come true too? Rayvon L Browne does not believe in the word cant - Rayvon L Browne - Rayvon L. Browne
When one writer tries to silence another, he silences every writer-and in the end he also silences himself. - David Leavitt
Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. -, philosopher and writer (1864-1936) - Miguel de Unamuno
Genuine bravery for a writer.... It is about calmly speaking the truth when everyone else is silenced, when the truth cannot be expressed. It is about speaking out with a different voice, risking the wrath of the state and offending everyone, for the sake of the truth, and the writer’s conscience. - Murong Xuecun
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker. - Gwendolyn Brooks
And remember whatever discipline you're in, whether you're a musician or a photographer, fine artist or a cartoonist, writer, a dancer, a singer, a designer... whatever you do, you have a thing that's unique. You have the ability to make art. - Neil Gaiman
On plenty of days the writer can write three or four pages, and on plenty of other days he concludes he must throw them away. - Annie Dillard
Being a novelist is not the sort of thing we can shut off. It infests every bit of us until we lose the boundary between Person and Writer, like one of those color charts where it is impossible to say where the blue stops and the red begins. - Thomm Quackenbush
When asked for advice on how to write a short story, Carlos Cortés responded, No advice. Every writer has to exorcise his own demons. - Carlos Cortés
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. - Marianne Moore
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
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all of the tricks and has nothing to say. - Raymond Chandler
In the industry, trying out new genres is not always encouraged but what I've discovered is that as a writer, a jaunt outside my comfort zone generally brings new skills to the main body of my work. - Sara Sheridan
As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. - Ernest Hemingway
A liar with a pen is a writer - Genesis Quihuis
A writer can never escape the labyrinth of words inside his mind. - K.D. Green
A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world."[Speech upon being awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade), Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12, 2003] - Susan Sontag
It is possible to be a great novelist - that is, to render a veracious account of your times - and a bad writer - that is, an incompetent practitioner of applied linguistics. - Angela Carter
Every writer or wanna-be writer has ideas for books. The problem isn't finding an idea, it's choosing one - Jo Linsdell
Falling in love with a writer is a dangerous thing, isn't it? The only thing you get out of it sometimes is immortality. - Darnell Lamont Walker
And lucky indeed is the writer who has grown up in Ireland, for the English spoken there is so amusing and musical. (How to Write with Style. Essay, 1985) - Kurt Vonnegut
There is only one trait that marks the writer. He is always watching. It's a kind of trick of the mind and he is born with it. - Morley Callaghan
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. - William Faulkner
Being a writer is a more difficult job than people imagine. - Sara Sheridan
No writer in our time has been more isolated than Kafka, and yet few have achieved communication as well as he did. - Eugenio Montale
If you can still write in spite of the fact that you're not getting paid, that nobody cares about what you're writing, that nobody wants to publish it, that everybody is telling you to do something else, and you still want to and you still enjoy it and you can't stop doing it...then you're a writer. - Joanne Harris
I have done, this year, what I said I would: overcome my fear of facing a blank page day after day, acknowledging myself, in my deepest emotions, a writer, come what may. - Sylvia Plath
A writer never takes a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing - Eugène Ionesco
A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard -- by stealing what he has a taste for, and can carry off - Archibald MacLeish
Being a writer brings out a sassy woman inside me, and I love her so. - Anna Bayes
Write a lot and hit the streets. A writer who doesn't keep up with what's out there ain't gonna be out there. - Toni Cade Bambara
One changes, as a writer, fairly quickly; what you wrote six months or a year ago might not sound right anymore. - Keith Gessen
The life of a writer is directed by a mad impulsive muse, that can tell them to cancel all their storyline: a creative divergent devil. - Michael Bassey Johnson
For the modern consciousness, the artist (replacing the saint) is the exemplary sufferer. And among artists, the writer, the man of words, is the person to whom we look to be able best to express his suffering. - Susan Sontag
I'm still struggling with the fact that due to my own (selfish) desire to be a writer, my children probably won't have the same opportunities I had growning up. For most students, however, I genuinely think it's about the money. It's a factor, sure. But it just feels like a factor. - Marina Keegan
She is a writer, what the fuck do you expect from her other than passion, truth and goddam soul? - Nikki Rowe
I dream that one day I would be a published writer and people would read my books - if not, I would be living in the mountains in a small hut, near a pond where swans swim, writing a diary for myself. - Srinidhi.R
I always wanted to be a writer, and I always wrote something stories, poetry, articles, newsletters, letters. Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. - Marina Oliver
If I am horror writer, I should listen to metal???- Why not to dubstep??? Or Deathstep??? - Deyth Banger
A writer is simply one who writes words, Even if just 1 person reads it your work, or a 100, or 1million or 100,000 You are a writer. - Uma Nnenna
I'm not a writer. Ernest Hemingway was a writer. I just have a vivid imagination and type 90 WPM. - Tiffany Madison
If you want to be a writer, you have to write every day... You don't go to a well once but daily. You don't skip a child's breakfast or forget to wake up in the morning... - Walter Mosley
I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer. - Philip Pullman
The other day, when I was deciding where to place a mountain range, how to make a river's flow detour around underground stalactite caves, and what precise color to give the sky at sunset, I realized I was God... or an artist and a writer. - Vera Nazarian
A writer learns that easy to read is hard to write ... - C.J. Heck
And life is a good thing for a writer. It's where we get our raw material, for a start. We quite like to stop and watch it. - Neil Gaiman
A writer walks in nature to wonder. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The pen, a double-edged mystery: cuts the writer, heals the reader. - Jenim Dibie
[I]f the writer does his job right, what he basically does is remind the reader of how smart the reader is. - David Foster Wallace
You cannot be a good writer of serious fiction if you are not depressed. - Kurt Vonnegut
A writer always begins by being too complicated—he’s playing at several games at once. - Jorge Luis Borges
Writing isn't only about a completed piece of work. It's about the writer you're becoming while writing. - T.N. Suarez
I'm a writer, but I'm not writing to entertain you, I'm writing to keep alive my knowledge. - Tanmaya Guru
A writer always writes. - Don Roff
A writer writes knowing that nothing else will elicit the same kind of satisfaction and personal triumph as molding the written word into a reader's great experience. - Richelle E. Goodrich
One of the problems with being a writer is that all of your idiocies are still in print somewhere. I strongly support paper recycling. - P.J. O'Rourke
A writer fills the paper with the pictures of perception, experience, and feeling of real and imaginative lives. - Debasish Mridha
Who am I? I'm just a writer. I write things down. I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure, I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallow glass, but that comes later. - Richard Siken
‎If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you. - Stephen King
I'm not negative, pessimistic, angry, antisocial or schizophrenic. I'm a writer, and entitled to all that with pride. - Daniel Marques
A writer who writes more than he reads is an amateur. - Harlan Ellison
If you're a writer, the answer to everything is yes. - Nikki Giovanni
A writer is not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them. - William Stafford
Sometimes it's better for a struggling writer to stay single, than to keep hearing, "Oh, your a writer, and you need to spend time in writing? Then go marry your writing! - Anthony Liccione
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
Writing is a lonely business, which if allowed publicity and socializing it might deteriorate. Supportive people understand the need of a writer to withdraw to the solitude of oneself. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions. One was, ‘What’s your alma mater?’ I told him, ‘Books. - Malcolm X
A good writer refuses to be socialized. He insists on his own version of things, his own consciousness. And by doing so he draws the reader's eye from its usual groove into a new way of seeing things. - Bill Barich
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs. - Christopher Hampton
Perhaps his tragedy is that he is the only normal writer left on earth -- and it is this that adds to his isolation and so too his so sense of guilt. - Malcolm Lowry
To a writer, self-doubt is horrible. But what if you didn't have it, where would the challenge be? - Mekiah Johnson
Writer's block? I've heard of this. This is when a writer cannot write, yes? Then that person isn't a writer anymore. I'm sorry, but the job is getting up in the fucking morning and writing for a living. - Warren Ellis
DIGESTION, n. The conversion of victuals into virtues. When the process is imperfect, vices are evolved instead -- a circumstance from which that wicked writer, Dr. Jeremiah Blenn, infers that the ladies are the greater sufferers from dyspepsia. - Ambrose Bierce
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. - Karl Kraus
One piece of wisdom a writer quickly learns ~ typos keep you humble. - E.A. Bucchianeri
The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say. - Anaïs Nin
Bootlicking is only a way to get published, not to become a writer - Himmilicious
I was amazed by the fact that I was not the only writer living, not the only young man "with a locomotive in his chest, and that's a fact," not the only youth with a million hungers and not one of them appeasable, not the only one who is lonely among multitudes, and does not know why. - Jack Kerouac
The secret of being a successful writer is--write. Every writer deserves that chance. - Millicent Ashby
You know you're a writer when the words don't stop! - Joyce Middleton
The job of the writer isn't to answer questions. The job of the writer is to ask the questions for which there are no answers. - J.M. Porup
I wear the writer pants in the family. - Buffy Andrews
The poet or the story-teller who cannot give the reader a little ghostly pleasure at times never can be either a really great writer or a great thinker. - Lafcadio Hearn
You can't blame a writer for what the characters say. - Truman Capote
If you can quit, then quit. If you can't quit, you're a writer. - R.A. Salvatore
I'm not a writer, I just express in words! - Ramana Pemmaraju
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
No man can stay forever young unless he is a writer. - Alamvusha
A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it. - Don DeLillo
If the voices in your head make you cry, you're a lunatic. Put their words on paper, and you're a writer. - D. VonThaer
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. - Henry David Thoreau
If you're a writer, write. And always strive for excellence. - Linda W. Yezak
Like a bird, my thoughts were flying away so I became a writer to cage my thoughts with paper and pen. You should not call me a writer but rather a catcher of thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
If a writer is not an opponent of the government, he cannot be called as a writer, but just a disreputable lickspittle! - Mehmet Murat ildan
You can be a writer who doesn't read everyday. But you're not fooling anyone. It shows, rather embarrassingly, in your work. - Don Roff
Thinking is a great joy for a good writer and a great torture for the bad one! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A true writer has a moral duty to uplift humanity. - Debasish Mridha
Being a writer is a good, good thing. - Shannon Hale
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it. - Leo Rosten
Don't Become An Artist, Actor, Muscian, Producer or Writer, Etc, For Only The Money. You May Be Very Dissapointed. - Chris Mentillo
A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to. - Tom Bissell
The job of the writer is to take a close and uncomfortable look at the world they inhabit, the world we all inhabit, and the job of the novel is to make the corpse stink. - Walter Mosley
Sometimes, when it's going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationary. The true writer, the born writer, will scribble words on scraps of litter, the back of a bus ticket, on the wall of a cell. - David Nicholls
instead of becoming a doctor or an engineer... i chose to be me... a writer :) - shivangi lavaniya
And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is. - Paul Auster
You Don't Have To Be The Best Writer In The World To Become A Successful Author. However, You Do Need To Sell Lots of Books. - Chris Mentillo
I hate being a writer. i tend to stick my emotions in things that cannot reciprocate. I've become a whore for my craft. - Darnell Lamont Walker
An author is similar to an actor. They play many characters in their lives—photographer, nurse, dancer, doctor, writer, etc. As an author, you have to learn your craft, know each and every element to become that character you’re writing about to be able to live and breathe what they do. - Mischa Temaul
The worst thing about being a writer is having to pretend you know what you're talking about. - Marty Rubin
The pen to a writer is like a cigarette to a smoker; they need it to take the edge off. - Kellie Elmore
The story writes you as much as you write it. And the process of re-writing isn't so much a quest to re-write the story as it is to re-write the writer. - Billy Marshall Stoneking
A writer who doesn’t read is like a director who doesn’t watch movies. - Kira Hawke
To be a writer you have to write -- and no academic degree is going to do the writing for you. - Michelle Richmond
A real and admirable writer is the one who can write good books but can take criticisms better. - Nicholaa Spencer
Understand now, I'm purely a fiction writer and do not profess to be an earnest student of political science, but I believe strongly that such a law as one prohibiting liquor is foolish, and all the writers, keenly interested in human welfare whom I know, laugh at the prohibition law. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The day when on the cover of my books, my name will appear in bigger font than the title of my book- I will stop writing because that would be the death of the writer in me. - Kirtida Gautam
The writer Richard Manning has argued that 'the most destructive force in the American West is its commanding views, because they foster the illusion that we command. - Phillip Connors
The real duty of a motivational speaker and an inspirational writer must be to inspire lives to live and leave distinctive footprints which shall qualify such lives to eternal eternity in the Kingdom of God notwithstanding how minute or great the footprints might be - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away. - Victor Hugo
A writer needs to ingest love to be passionate. Passion is a metabolite of love, and good writing is an active metabolite of passion. - Roman Payne
A writer is very much like the captain on a star ship facing the unknown. When you face the blank page and you have no idea where you're going. It can be terrifying, but it can also be the adventure of a lifetime. - Michael Piller
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. - Peter De Vries
A writer is a messenger for the subconscious. - Mark Tilbury
The worst mistake a writer can make is to assume everyone has an imagination. - Andrew McEwan
If a writer writes poems and short stories and novels, but nobody ever reads them, is she really a writer? - Jennifer Weiner
People wrote me off but they did not realize that I was a writer. - Amit Abraham
A careless speech writer includes the word "paradigm" in President Reagan's speech on superconductivity. Yes, he pronounces it "paradijum."
One hasn't become a writer until one has distilled writing intoa habit, and that habit has been forced into an obsession.Writing has to be an obsession. It has to be something as organic,physiological and psychological as speaking or sleeping or eating. - Niyi Osundare
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm,waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm likeworship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, theirsongs never cease. -, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914) - John Muir
It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds. - Augustine of Hippo
I prize my downtime, count on it as a writer, a parent, a person. Sometimes I think of Woody Allen's remark about masturbation, that it is sex with someone he loves. I feel as though being alone is hanging out with someone I like. - Anna Quindlen
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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
I really think the range of emotions and perceptions I have had access to as a black person and as a female person are greater than those of people who are neither.... So it seems to me that my world did not shrink because I was a black female writer. It just got bigger. - Toni Morrison
Every writer in the history of the world has been afraid to put words on the page. But we only remember those who overcame that fear. - M. Kirin
I’m proud to be a writer. I’m doing the job all my heroes did. - Carla H. Krueger
Language is made out of concrete things. General expressions in non- concrete terms are a laziness, they are talk, not art, not creation. They are the reaction of things on the writer, not a creative act by the writer. - Ezra Pound
For the writer, the serial killer is, abstractly, an analogue of the imagination's caprices and amorality; the sense that, no matter the dictates and even the wishes of the conscious social self, the life or will or purpose of the imagination is incomprehensible, unpredictable. - Joyce Carol Oates
What’s it like being a writer? Mostly it’s like being a child surrounded by adults. My friends have grown-up careers. They balance spreadsheets, analyze data, negotiate deals. They build things, heal patients, teach children. Meanwhile, I’m over here saying Let’s pretend. - Jennifer Froelich
Dedication. DEDICATION. That is the only way to become a writer. Write every day. Write until your fingers bleed, your eyes bleed, your soul bleeds. From that blood, stories are born. It's worth it. - Belle DiMonté
I write because I am a writer, not because I want to get anything out of it. - H. Raven Rose
I don't have problems. I am a writer. I am the problem. - Arzum Uzun
The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one... If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies. - William Faulkner
Any writer of horror needs to at least have a good, solid love of the genre. Also, good horror writers need to have a slightly twisted sense of humor. Without humor, horror just isn’t as good. - Alistair Cross
The best part about being a writer is getting the last word. - Shannon L. Alder
Writer speaks a stench. - Franz Kafka
Never let negativity derail your journey as a writer. Use the energy for your own betterment. - Guadalupe Neri
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. -, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914) - John Muir
The downside of being a writer is you get plenty of time to overthink your life. - Donald Miller
Don't classify me, read me. I'm a writer, not a genre. - Carlos Fuentes
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