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

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The writer, when he is also an artist,
is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
- Elia Kazan

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

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


I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere
when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring
themselves to write about it.
A writer has to draw blood.
- Robert Morgan

God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names.
- Dennis Potter

When you combine something to say with the skill to say it properly,
then you've got a good writer.
- Theodore Sturgeon

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Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well,
I have impeccable paranoia credentials.
- Mordecai Richler

No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect.
It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy
Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake.
- Walter Lang

So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term,
like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for
their entire literary environment and subject matter.
- Donna Tartt

I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece,
but he cannot of course create it.
- Karl Marx

The final lesson a writer learns is that
everything can nourish the writer.
The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter,
a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned.
- Anais Nin

I'm a fast writer.
- Terry McMillan

Any writer worth the name is always getting into one
thing or getting out of another thing.
- Fannie Hurst

Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer.
Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor.
That is what will sustain you.
- Bradley Whitford

The Onion Field made a real writer.
And then I knew it was over, I couldn't be a cop anymore.
- Joseph Wambaugh

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

Men like women who write.
Even though they don't say so.
A writer is a foreign country.
- Marguerite Duras

The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear.
- Bryant H. McGill

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

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes
himself and what he is saying.
It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
- Robert Frost

If I've done my work well, I vanish completely from the scene.
I believe it is invasive of the work when you know
too much about the writer.
- Mary Oliver

I want to be a writer someday.
- Andrea Barber

Every writer has to find their own way into writing.
- Margaret Mahy

That is a secondary teacher conception -
the writer as an observer.
- Peter Bichsel

If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard;
if a writer,
to be read.
He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife.
- Samuel E. Morison

I've yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine,
and we have a tendency to treat them like that.
- Michael Tolkin

If you're a singer you lose your voice.
A baseball player loses his arm.
A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good,
the older he gets, the better he writes.
- Mickey Spillane

One of my rules is never explain.
A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how
the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Why does one always ask a writer why they stopped?
I am sure everyone finds in any drawer a few dear poems.
- Peter Bichsel

Stephen King.
Now I'm not crazy about him, but he's a great a writer.
- Mickey Spillane

I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer
for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
- Sidney Sheldon

Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the
thought which the writer did think.
- Walter Smith

If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information.
Language or writing is a code.
- Clifford Geertz

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

Sylvester has a great popular sense,
as good as any writer I've ever worked with.
He knows what audiences want to see,
and what they don't want to see.
- Ted Kotcheff

They've got this house style which is writer driven.
I heard of one person who sent his script in,
and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it.
Put some more in.
- Eddie Campbell

The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing,
remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
- Gene Fowler

A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or
tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.
- Johann G. Hamann

I wouldn't not want to be a director and write as I
wouldn't not to want to be a writer and direct movies.
- Walter Hill

When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
- Alfred Kazin

That, for me, is a very important test of a young writer's
commitment because most of them are going to have to
continue doing that when they've finished the program.
- Tobias Wolff

I thought I'd definitely be a writer,
whatever I did.
- Thomas Keneally

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the
imagination of a scientist.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I'm not a born writer, and I don't enjoy writing.
- Alistair Maclean

My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great,
great writer.
She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me.
I owe a lot to Brenda.
- Rick Derringer

Taking on challenging projects is the way that one
grows and extends one's range as a writer,
one's technical command, so I consider the time well-spent.
- Donna Tartt

The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns
of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary
mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel.
- Norman Spinrad

Success comes to a writer as a rule,
so gradually that it is always something of a shock
to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality,
the way they look, etc.
So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block.
- R. L. Stine

The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.
- Henry James

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
- Toni Cade Bambara

The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration,
and feign innocence vis a vis language,
because language is never innocent.
- Juan Goytisolo

I've hung out in the writer's room a few times,
but the fact is we've got such a good writing staff,
I don't want to get my peanut butter fingerprints on anything.
- Patton Oswalt

Sometimes I'll hear a phrase or a word and write it
down in my little black notebook (a writer's best mate),
then come back to it and work a plot around it.
- Paul Kane

Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new,
but I don't know how long he's been doing it;
he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!
- Larry Niven

When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought,
you can't teach poetry.
This is ridiculous.
- Norman MacCaig

I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what
he was trying to portray because that's not fair.
I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there.
- Taylor Dane

Now, being a science fiction writer,
when I see a natural principle,
I wonder if it could fail.
- Rudy Rucker

I will say that the prison regime is rather a good
one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write.
- Mary Archer

I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew
exactly what being a writer entailed.
- Dan Simmons

I'm a writer and this is what I love to do.
- Gloria Estefan

And I think one way or another it's evident to those
who work with me that as a writer,
a director, a friend, as somebody's there that's very
anxious to get the movie made.
- Robert Towne

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

You're in the business - when you're a writer,
producer, director - to get ratings.
- Norman Lear

Raymond Carver is good.
I think he'll be appreciated more and more.
He's an easy writer to imitate.
- Leslie Fiedler

Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing,
for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
- Edna Ferber

Until you understand a writer's ignorance,
presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
- John Steinbeck

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