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A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
View quotes by Cyril Connolly

"A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns."
View quotes by P L Travers

You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else.
View quotes by Grace Paley

If you wish to be a writer, write.
View quotes by Epictetus

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
View quotes by Anais Nin

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
View quotes by Richard Bach

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer
View quotes by Karl Kraus

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
View quotes by Marianne Moore

A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
View quotes by Marianne Moore

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer
View quotes by Karl Kraus

Being a writer in a library is rather like being a eunuch in a harem.
View quotes by John Braine

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research.
View quotes by Wilson Mizner

When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.
View quotes by Isaac Singer

I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around.
View quotes by Christian Bale

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.
View quotes by André Gide

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people
View quotes by Thomas Mann

I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.
View quotes by Steven Seagal

I can have more fun as a writer than I ever thought of having as a politician. I'm still Lee Atwater. I can still kick ass.
View quotes by Lee Atwater

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
View quotes by Willa Cather

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
View quotes by Dean Acheson



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