Writers Quotes

A writer and nothing else: a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right.

John K. Hutchens

All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.

Saul Bellow

The obscurity of a writer is generally in proportion to his incapacity.

Quintilian

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot...reading is the creative center of a writer's life...you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.

Stephen King

The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post.

Cyril Connolly

Every writer since the beginning of time, just like other people, has been afflicted by what [a] friend of mine calls "the fleas of life"-you know, colds, hangovers, bills, sprained ankles and little nuisances of one sort or another.

William Styron

At first critics classified authors as Ancients, that is to say, Greek and Latin authors, and Moderns, that is to say, every post-Classical Author. Then they classified them by eras, the Augustans, the Victorians, etc., and now they classify them by decades, the writers of the '30's, '40's, etc. Very soon, it seems, they will be labeling authors, like automobiles, by the year.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Writers the most learned, the most accurate in details, and the soundest in tendency, frequently fall into a habit which can neither be cured nor pardoned the habit of making history into the proof of their theories.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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