Writers Quotes

The waste basket is a writer's best friend.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.

Robertson Davies

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.

Karl Kraus

Writers are as jealous as pigeons.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature; only then can he see clearly

Julian Barnes

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.

Salman Rushdie

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.

John Steinbeck

Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.

John Updike

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.

W. H. Auden

The original writer is not he who does not imitate others, but he who can be imitated by none

Fran┴ois R. Chateaubriand

The good writer, the great writer, has what I have called the three S's: the power to see, to sense, and to say. That is, he is perceptive, he is feeling, and he has the power to express in language what he observes and reacts to.

Lawrence Clark Powell

Even the best writer has to erase

Spanish Proverb

Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.

Susan Sontag

A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.

P. L. Travers

A writer who denies the need for structure in his work is like a squash player who claims his brilliance removes the need for a wall.

David Baboulene

The art of BiographyIs different from Geography.Geography is about maps,But Biography is about chaps.

Edmund Clerihew Bentley

Great novelists are philosopher-novelists who write in images instead of arguments.

Albert Camus

A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.

Albert Camus

Every writer has an ideal reader, I thought, and it was just my good luck that mine wanted to sleep with me.

Michael Chabon

An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.

Octavia E. Butler

It is a poor thing for the writer to take on that which he doesnt understand.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.

Orson Scott Card

The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

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Updated On : May 17, 2014
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