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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
American poet 1819-1892
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower-Author Unknown People need your love the most when they appear to deserve it the least.
English writer 1894-1963
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
American poet 1885-1972
A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
A critic knows more than the author he criticises, or just as much, or at least somewhat less.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-1936
A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
English writer 1874-1936
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
A publisher should always be on the receiving end. He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous, letting the author take center stage.
American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read; and the
A. A. Milne
English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books 1882-1956
Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
An author is often obscure to the reader because they proceed from the thought to expression than like the reader from the expression to the thought.
British writer 1815-1882
An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile.
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