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An author departs, he does not die
View quotes by Dinah Maria Mulock

He who proposes to be an author should first be a student.
View quotes by John Dryden

Six characters in search of an author.
View quotes by Luigi Pirandello

It is not until you are published that you realise that you really are what you wanted to be, an author!
View quotes by Anna Green

We have not read an author till we have seen his object, whatever it may be, as he saw it.
View quotes by Thomas Carlyle

I think of an author as somebody who goes into the marketplace and puts down his rug and says, 'I will tell you a story,' and then he passes the hat.
View quotes by Robertson Davies

Poets are sultans, if they had their will: For every author would his brother kill.
View quotes by Roger Boyle

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
View quotes by Seneca

The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation
View quotes by Washington Irving

An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children
View quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

Born in a cellar... and living in a garret (The Author 1757)
View quotes by Samuel Foote

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.
View quotes by Brendan Francis Behan

Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
View quotes by Arthur Miller

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies
View quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
View quotes by Edward Gibbon

For two decades, the name of the author, Duncan Hines, was etched on the biting edge of the American appetite. The best-known and most purposeful vagabond.
View quotes by David Schwartz

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
View quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Cartesian: relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum 'Cogito Ergo Sum'.
View quotes by Ambrose Bierce

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
View quotes by P G Wodehouse

The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.
View quotes by Henry Miller



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