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  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
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    Michael Lewis, author of 'Moneyball,' got special access for a profile of Obama for 'Vanity Fair' - but Obama insisted on redlining his quotes.
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
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    Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.
  • Bryce Courtenay
    Bryce Courtenay
    South African-Australian advertising director and novelist 1933-2012
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    My job is essentially that of an entertainer, no different to that of a musician, no different to that of an actor. I just happen to be an author.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
  • Phyllis Mcginley
    Phyllis Mcginley
    American poet and author 1905-1978
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    Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a man s. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower.
  • Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso
    Spanish painter sculptor 1881-1973
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    Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
  • Alfred de Vigny
    Alfred de Vigny
    French poet 1797-1863
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    One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact.
  • Anish Kapoor
    Anish Kapoor
    British Indian sculptor 1954-
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    One of the great currents in the contemporary experience of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
  • Olive Schreiner
    Olive Schreiner
    South African author and anti-war campaigner 1855-1920
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    Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
  • C.M. Schwab
    C.M. Schwab
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    Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
    Joseph Joubert
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    Politeness is the flower of humanity.
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