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  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    I think of an author as somebody who goes into the marketplace and puts down his rug and says, ''I will tell you a story,'' and then he passes the hat.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
    Charlotte Brontë
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    I wished critics would judge me as an author, not as a woman.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    I'll never be such a gosling to obey instinct, but stand as if a man were author of himself and knew no other kin.
  • Guy Debord
    Guy Debord
    French philosopher 1931-
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    Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    If a book comes from the heart it will contrive to reach other hearts. All art and author craft are of small account to that.
  • William M. Thackeray
    William M. Thackeray
    British writer 1811-1863
    William M. Thackeray
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    If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
  • W. M. Thackeray
    W. M. Thackeray
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    If the secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader.
  • Wilson Mizner
    Wilson Mizner
    American Author 1876-1933
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    If you copy from one author, it's plagiarism. If you copy from two, it's research.
    Source: Alva Johnston - The Legendary Mizners (1953)
  • Wilson Mizner
    Wilson Mizner
    American Author 1876-1933
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    If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
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    If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
  • Cat Stevens
    Cat Stevens
    British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1948-
    Cat Stevens
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    In music, you can use metaphors with ease - if a person doesn't understand the parable, they can still enjoy the melody of the music. If, however, a person reads a book and misses the meaning of its metaphors, this will be extremely disheartening for both the reader as well as the author.
  • Ben Mezrich
    Ben Mezrich
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    In terms of a narrative nonfiction book, when you're describing scenes that you have multiple sources for, and that you have differing sources for, and you decide to choose a path that puts all that information together, well yeah, there's definitely going to be a little bit of the author in that. But there's nothing wrong with that.
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