Writers Quotes

The waste basket is a writer's best friend.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Karl Kraus

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

T. S. Eliot

Writers are as jealous as pigeons.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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

Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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