Editors Quotes

A good novel editor is invisible.

Terri Windling

A very good editor is almost a collaborator.

Ken Follett

Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.

Addison, Joseph

An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.

Stevenson, Adlai E.

Not too many people know who the editor is.

Julius Schwartz

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

Stephen Ambrose

An editor is the uncrowned king of an educated democracy.


An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.

Jackie Kennedy

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

William Whitworth

Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil.

Jean de la Fontaine

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

T. S. Eliot

The writerís job is to write while the editorís job is to worry.

Gregory Clark

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

Terri Windling

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

An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.

Eliot, T. S.

There are just two people entitled to refer to themselves as "we"; one is the editor and the other is the fellow with a tapeworm

Bill Nye

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

Mark Twain

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

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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

Walter Jon Williams

A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate.

John Barton

The difference with doing a play is that you are in control. In film you are in the hands of the director and the editor and the producer.

Kyle MacLachlan

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

Mike Rider

A good editor will pick every nit. No use accusing them of nit-picking. Itís their job

Margaret Atwood

Editor is a critic. He has pulled out his carving-knife and his tomahawk and is starting after a book which he is going to have for breakfast.

Mark Twain

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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