Quotes by writes
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G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
Persian astronoom, poet 1048-1131
The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
German philosopher 1788-1860
The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
C. S. Forester
English novelist 1899-1966
A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular, and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist 1959-
A songwriter writes songs all the time, whereas just writing a song can be done by anyone, anytime.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
American actor 1980-
Anything that Aaron Sorkin writes, I could watch a million times. One of the few shows that I've watched in repeats was 'The West Wing.'
French writer and essayist 1913-1960
As usual I finish the day before the sea, sumptuous this evening beneath the moon, which writes Arab symbols with phosphorescent streaks on the slow swells. There is no end to the sky and the waters. How well they accompany sadness!
American singer-songwriter, musician and composer 1966-
But I really do have a soft spot for the solo shows. Any musician who writes and sings will tell you that's the center of it, that is it. It's almost like there's something church-like about it and you gotta go back there, if you're a songwriter that sings your material.
Dutch-American physicist 1918-2000
Deliberately or not, every author is of course present in every book he or she writes - even in a scientific text.Source: A Tale of Two Continents (1997) p. xv
British psychologist 1859-1939
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Samuel P. Huntington
American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as the central drama of human history.Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996)
A. N. Wilson
English writer and columnist 1950-
Everyone writes in Tolstoy's shadow, whether one feels oneself to be Tolstoyan or not. His influence on the dissident writers of the Soviet Uniton was enormous. Figures like Grossman or Solzhenitsyn, although their language is less elevated, were dominated by a Tolstoyan desire to use fiction to tell the truth of history.
German philosopher 1788-1860
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.