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I resent people who say writers write from experience. Writers don't write from experience, though many are hesitant to admit that they don't. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.
View quotes by Nikki Giovanni

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
View quotes by T S Eliot

The writers who have nothing to say, are the ones you can buy, the others have too high a price
View quotes by Walter J Lippmann

Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.
View quotes by Gore Vidal

Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
View quotes by E M Forster

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.
View quotes by John Steinbeck

I'm not the most accomplished of writers out there, but I feel that I quite effective all the same.
View quotes by Don Gibson

American writers want to be not good but great; and so are neither (Two Sisters)
View quotes by Gore Vidal

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

No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
View quotes by Aubrey Beardsley

Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.
View quotes by Edna Ferber

On directing movies: anybody can direct. There are only 11 good writers.
View quotes by Mel Brooks

Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile
View quotes by Sinclair Lewis

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them
View quotes by Flannery O'Connor

Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
View quotes by Ezra Pound

The writers keep coming up with something that's miraculous and well thought out [on TV show 24, and getting 23 million to stay with 24!]
View quotes by Kiefer Sutherland

A whole generation of writers dined out on the dialectic between original cultures and their culture by "progress."
View quotes by Anatole Broyard

You call this a script? Give me a couple of 5,000-dollar-a-week writers and I'll write it myself.
View quotes by Joe Pasternak

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.
View quotes by Larry King

The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of young people.
View quotes by Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn



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