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Roman poet 65-8 BC
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.
English author and academic 1932-2000
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.
British criticus 1903-1974
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
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.
Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
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.
American author of true crime books
All of my books now come from readers' ideas.
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.
As society diversifies, the number of people who read literature is decreasing. It will be difficult for readers to digest my ideas through literature.
Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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.
American entrepreneur 1985-
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
French writer 1645-1696
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.
American writer 1945-
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.
American novelist, essayist and poet 1955-
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.
American Novelist 1933-
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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