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  • Mel Brooks
    Mel Brooks
    American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer 1926-
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    Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
  • Caitlyn Marie Jenner
    Caitlyn Marie Jenner
    American television personality and decathlete (born Bruce Jenner) 1949-
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    I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't you won t.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
  • Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich
    American author 1954-
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    Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality.
  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
    American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
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    The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt.
  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer
    English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author 1923-2009
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    The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
  • Christopher Hampton
    Christopher Hampton
    British playwright 1946-
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    Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
  • Barbara Holland
    Barbara Holland
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    A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A genius can never expect to have a good time anywhere, if he is a genuine article, but America is about the last place in which life will be endurable at all for an inspired writer of any kind.
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Polish-born Jewish writer in Yiddish, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902-1991
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    A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
  • 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.
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn Brooks White
    American writer 1899-1985
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    A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist - nothing shields him from the world's gaze except his bare skin. A writer, writing away, can always fix himself up to make himself more presentable, but a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    American statesman and lawyer. 1893-1971
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    A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    English novelist 1835-1915
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    A modern writer likens coquettes to those hunters who do not eat the game which they have successfully pursued.
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