Quotes 91 till 105 of 485.
British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-0
Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.
Deliberately or not, every author is of course present in every book he or she writes - even in a scientific text.Source: A Tale of Two Continents (1997) p. xv
American Author, Critic 1944-0
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
Doing everything with one arm, being well-known, and having a book and a movie, it's fairly abnormal. As far as just not having to worry about past experiences, I've healed very well.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
American president 1890-19690
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
American Novelist 1933-0
Each book starts from ashes.
English writer 1882-19410
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book - I call that vicious!
Even though I was trained in play writing and screenwriting, when I sat down to write a comic book for the first time, Alan Moore was first and foremost in my mind.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-15920
Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged.
English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-0
Every book for me is a chapter in the long book which will finally be closed on the day of my death.
Every book for me is an exorcism in some way or another, working through my feelings at the time.
Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
Every book is like starting over again. I've written books every way possible - from using tight outlines to writing from the seat of my pants. Both ways work.
American author of horror and supernatural fiction 1947-0
Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.