Editors Quotes

Various editors, senior editors at major houses who wanted the book said that they didn't quite know what genre it was.

Vanna Bonta

Only presidents, editors and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we".

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.

Terri Windling

All "little" magazines have the luxury of thinking the reader is the same person as their editors.

William Whitworth

There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.

Stephen Ambrose

That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete: a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door.

Walter Jon Williams

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Designers and free lance artists and editors can set their hourly rates by dividing their annual income needs by 1000.

Mike Rider

Try to meet as many authors, agents, and editors as you can.

Walter Jon Williams

The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors; everything depends on the money.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."

Mark Twain

Editors may think of themselves as dignified headwaiters in a well-run restaurant but more often they operate a snack bar and expect you to be grateful that at least they got the food to the table warm.

Thomas Griffith

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.

T.S. Eliot

I suppose some editors are failed writers - but so are most writers.

T. S. Eliot

We all know that the first bankers of the world — Rothschilds — are Jews; we know they control not only the money market, but also the political destiny of the European world... The Press of Europe is mostly controlled by Jews; the leading editors are Jews.

Simon Wolf

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.

Kate Chopin

For better or worse, editing is what editors are for; and editing is selection and choice of material. That editors newspaper or broadcast can and do abuse this power is beyond doubt, but that is no reason to deny the discretion Congress provided.

Warren E. Burger

It is not true that Kafka wanted Brod to burn his manuscripts after his death. Rather it is the case that Kafka was on fire to be published...rushed to the postbox day after day...ate with editors...intrigued for favorable notices...read the Writers Digest...consorted with critics...autographed napkins...made himself available to librarians...spoke on the radio...

Donald Barthelme

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