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  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice!
  • Cat Stevens
    Cat Stevens
    British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1948-
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    Rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author Salman Rushdie, I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing.
    Source: As quoted in Cat Stevens Gives Support To Call for Death of Rushdie, by Craig R. Whitney, in The New York Times (23 May 1989), p. C18
  • Augustus William Hare
    Augustus William Hare
    British writer
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    Reviewers are forever telling authors they can't understand them. The author might often reply: Is that my fault?
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
    Jonathan Swift
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    Sometimes I read a book with pleasure, and detest the author.
    Source: Works (1754)
  • Barry Eisler
    Barry Eisler
    American novelist
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    Stephen King has inspired me with his humor and honesty, and his admonition that the author's job is to tell the truth.
  • Beatrix Potter
    Beatrix Potter
    English writer, illustrator and conservationist 1866-1943
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    Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.
    Source: Beatrix Potters Letters
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    The Amen of nature is always a flower.
  • Auguste Rodin
    Auguste Rodin
    French sculptor 1840-1917
    Auguste Rodin
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    The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
    Carter G. Woodson
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    The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax, and as such every individual of the social order should be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
    Source: Speach Glasgow 19 November 1870
  • Robert Burton
    Robert Burton
    English clergyman and writer 1577-1640
    Robert Burton
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    The devil is the author of confusion.
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