Quotes: authors

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
  • Bergen Evans
    Bergen Evans
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    Authors are magpies, echoing each other's words and seizing avidly on anything that glitters.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
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    Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
  • Cole Porter
    Cole Porter
    American composer and songwriter 1891-1964
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    Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    French artist and painter 1841-1919
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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    I consider that women who are authors, lawyers, and politicians are monsters.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
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    I read a lot when I'm away. I love courtroom dramas and I'm always looking for new authors.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
  • John Selden
    John Selden
    British Jurist, Statesman 1584-1654
    John Selden
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    In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.
  • In the present age, alas! our pens are ravished by unlettered authors and unmannered critics, that make a havoc rather than a building, a wilderness rather than a garden. But, a lack! what boots it to drop tears upon the preterit?
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