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G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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.
American author 1959-
Completing any writing project, particularly a novel, is a daunting prospect. Many people become frozen by the prospect. Others keep waiting for the right time. Some wait for the spark of inspiration. Even experienced writers find it is easier to do anything other than actually write.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.
Dominican-American writer 1968-
I never hear white writers get asked, 'Do you worry about how you represent white people?'Source: Wildwood
Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
American investor, fund manager, and philanthropist 1944-
Accountants, machinists, medical technicians, even software writers that write the software for 'machines' are being displaced without upscaled replacement jobs. Retrain, rehire into higher paying and value-added jobs? That may be the political myth of the modern era. There aren't enough of those jobs.
American novelist and poet 1917-1967
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.
American humoristic writer 1893-1967
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.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery.
American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
All writers have periods when they stop writing, when they cannot write, and this is always painful and terrible because writing is like breathing.
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.
American writer 1899-1961
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.
British novelist 1949-
America has had much more respect for its writers because they had to define what America was. America wasn't sure what it was.
American author and correspondent 1961-
American writers, at least those of us who are fortunate enough to support ourselves in the field, are by and large a lucky lot.
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