Quotes: writers

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  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient.
  • Patrick Kavanagh
    Patrick Kavanagh
    Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
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    A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
  • All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy Parker
    American humoristic writer 1893-1967
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    All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    All you can be sure about in a political-minded writer is that if his work should last you will have to skip the politics when you read it. Many of the so-called politically enlisted writers change their politics frequently . Perhaps it can be respected as a form of the pursuit of happiness.
  • Already the writers are complaining that there is too much freedom. They need some pressure. The worse your daily life, the better your art. If you have to be careful because of oppression and censorship, this pressure produces diamonds.
  • 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.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    As writers become more numerous, it is riatural for readers to become more indolent.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Bad writers are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    Before they're plumbers or writers or taxi drivers or unemployed or journalists, before everything else, men are men. Whether heterosexual or homosexual. The only difference is that some of them remind you of it as soon as you meet them, and others wait for a little while.
  • Erica Jong
    Erica Jong
    American author 1942-
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    Beware of the man who denounces woman writers; his penis is tiny and he cannot spell.
  • Aaron Sorkin
    Aaron Sorkin
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    But HBO is less interested in how many people are watching than in how much the people who are watching are liking the show. They didn't set up their business model to make writers happy. It's just a nice unintended consequence.
  • Edward M. Forster
    Edward M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
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    Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Damn the subjunctive. It brings all our writers to shame.
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