Editors Quotes

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

T.S. Eliot

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

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

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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