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Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.

Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.

by Elbert Hubbard Found in: Writer Quotes,
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When a writer admits that he has an affection for something which he has written, it is high time to read more

When a writer admits that he has an affection for something which he has written, it is high time to pray for his soul.

by Dornford Yates Found in: Writer Quotes,
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The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.

The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Writer Quotes,
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Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.

Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.

by Sinclair Lewis Found in: Writer Quotes,
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Neither man nor God is going to tell me what to write.

Neither man nor God is going to tell me what to write.

by James T. Farrell Found in: Writer Quotes,
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Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Writer Quotes,
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I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, read more

I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant.

by Tim Cahill Found in: Writer Quotes,
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Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that read more

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Writer Quotes,
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A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Writer Quotes,
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