Editors Quotes

The main thing is that you have a good editor - one that believes in you and who will give you the feedback that you need to produce a good book.

Christopher Darden

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

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In art economy is always beauty.

James, Henry

Read your own compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.

Johnson, Samuel

Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor.

Mark Helprin

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

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

Terri Windling

A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.

Ring Lardner

There were a couple of dissenters, maybe a couple of letters to the editor, but no big controversy.

Dave Kingham

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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