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  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
  • Francis Thompson
    Francis Thompson
    English poet and mystic 1859-1907
    Francis Thompson
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    All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star.
  • A. A. Milne
    A. A. Milne
    English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books 1882-1956
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    Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
    Nicolas Chamfort
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    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.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
    Anthony Trollope
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    An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    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.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
    T. S. Eliot
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    An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
    Carl von Clausewitz
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    An intellectual instinct which extracts the essence from the phenomena of life, as a bee sucks honey from a flower. In addition to study and reflections, life itself serves as a source.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
    Alice Walker
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    And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
    Bayard Taylor
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    Around the pillars of the palm-tree bower The orchids cling, in rose and purple spheres; Shield-broad the lily floats; the aloe flower Foredates its hundred years.
  • Bernhard Schlink
    Bernhard Schlink
    German lawyer, academic, and novelist 1944-
    Bernhard Schlink
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    As an author, you can't expect a movie to be an illustration of the book. If that's what you hope for, you shouldn't sell the rights.
  • Bernhard Schlink
    Bernhard Schlink
    German lawyer, academic, and novelist 1944-
    Bernhard Schlink
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    As an author, you hope for a director and a cast that will make something wonderful out of your book.
  • Carl Van Vechten
    Carl Van Vechten
    American writer and photographer 1880-1964
    Carl Van Vechten
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    As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
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