"Most authors steal their works, or buy."
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"Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss."
"Why did I write? What sin to me unknown dipped me in ink, my parents , or my own?"
"Nothing written for pay is worth printing. Only what has been written against the market."
"Make em laugh; make em cry; make em wait."
"To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself."
"Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it."
"The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it."
"Whores and writers, Mahound. We are the people you can't forgive."
"Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one."
"I am paid by the word, so I always write the shortest words possible."
"The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession."
"You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living."
"I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?"
"Easy writings curse is hard reading."
"Writing is not a profession, but a vocation of unhappiness."
"A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind."
"Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the thought which the writer did think."
"What I like in a good author isn't what he says, but what he whispers."
"Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman."
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