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  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
  • Malcolm Bradbury
    Malcolm Bradbury
    English author and academic 1932-2000
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    A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.
  • Arthur Koestler
    Arthur Koestler
    Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
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    A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
  • Ann Rule
    Ann Rule
    American author of true crime books
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    All of my books now come from readers' ideas.
  • Caroline Leavitt
    Caroline Leavitt
    American novelist
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    All writers know how important a good title is. It's the first thing readers see, along with a knock-your-socks-off cover - a seductive 'come hither' for the story within.
  • Cao Yu
    Cao Yu
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    As society diversifies, the number of people who read literature is decreasing. It will be difficult for readers to digest my ideas through literature.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
  • Brit Morin
    Brit Morin
    American entrepreneur 1985-
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    Because of the nature of my brand, it's so important our readers know it really is me behind my keyboard.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
  • Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it.
  • Barbara Delinsky
    Barbara Delinsky
    American writer 1945-
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    Each of my books is different from the last, each with its own characters, its own setting, its own themes. As a writer, I need the variety. I sense my readers do, too.
  • Barbara Kingsolver
    Barbara Kingsolver
    American novelist, essayist and poet 1955-
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    Every time I write a new novel about something sombre and sobering and terrible I think, 'oh Lord, they're not going to want to go here'. But they do. Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that's brave.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
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