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Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.

Elizabeth George, author

I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.

Gertrude Stein, author

I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.

Anita Diament,

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

Thomas Mann, writer

Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.

Aaron Sorkin, producer

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.

Voltaire, writer

Writers are a little below the clowns and a little above the trained seals.

John Steinbeck, author

All writers are vampires.

James Gandolfini, actor

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.

Toni Morrison, novelist

I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to writers and really put restrictions on them. People don't think your work is quite as universal.

James Welch,

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.

Albert Camus, philosopher

The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.

Morgan Freeman, actor

I suppose all writers worry about the well running dry.

Richard Russo, novelist

What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.

Flora Tristan, activist

How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.

William Gaddis, novelist

I think most writers feel like they're on the outside looking in much of the time. All of us feel, to a certain extent, alienated from the stuff going on around us.

Mark Haddon, novelist

What I take from writers I like is their economy - the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words - that's magical.

Mos Def, musician

My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the European adventure story writers - Alexander Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, to name a few.

Terry Brooks, writer

I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular "ism," but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence.

John Metcalf, editor

Writers will happen in the best of families.

Rita Mae Brown, writer

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.

Wilfrid Sheed, novelist

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.

Barry Mann, musician

Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression.

James A. Michener, novelist

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.

Nick Cave, musician

All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.

Ben Kingsley, actor

The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination.

James A. Michener, novelist

The writers I respect the most had an undying commitment to a vision.

Jewel Kilcher, musician

Good writers are of necessity rare.

George Henry Lewes, philosopher

The English may not always be the best writers in the world, but they are incomparably the best dull writers.

Raymond Chandler, novelist

If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people.

Dean Koontz, author

I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.

John Mortimer, novelist

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.

Larry King, entertainer

As you know from reading many of these Negro writers, we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that.

Stanley Crouch, critic

Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.

Theodore Sturgeon, writer

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.

Walter Pater, critic

Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.

Eudora Welty, author

There are times when the writers ask us to improvise. Sometimes the animators are inspired by what you do, and sometimes you are inspired by what the animators do.

Dan Castellaneta, actor

The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.

Dan Castellaneta, actor

I don't think that there are very many good writers who don't live without a sense of tension. If they haven't got one immediately available to them, then they usually manage to manufacture it in their private lives.

John Le Carre, writer

Country people give me more than writers, and country places than towns.

Leonard Alfred George Strong, writer

Remember Graham Green's dictum that childhood is the bank balance of the writer? I think that all writers feel alienated. Most of us go back to an alienated childhood in some way or another. I know that I do.

John Le Carre, writer

Most producers I've known were writers first, and writing is a vital part of any game show. You could easily argue that the writing is the key ingredient that makes 'Jeopardy!' so great.

Randy West, entertainer

Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town.

Steven Curtis Chapman, musician

The thing with being on a series that runs that long is that the writers run out of things to do.

Ted Shackelford, actor

There are numerous cases of that, where one of our writers discovers another writer whom he likes, and we then take that book on. So it's a very close relationship. We can do that because we're so small.

James Laughlin, poet

On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to - I mean, writing is a lonely business.

Donna Tartt, novelist

I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers. But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation.

Maeve Binchy, novelist

Anyone who claims to be good at lying is obviously bad at lying. Thus - as a writer myself - I cannot comment on whether or not writers are exceptionally good liars, because whatever I said would actually mean its complete opposite.

Chuck Klosterman, critic

At a magazine, everything you do is edited by a bunch of people, by committee, and a lot of them are, were, or think of themselves as writers. Part of that is because magazines worry about their voice.

Chuck Klosterman, critic

The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury's special qualities.

Tom Allen, politician

My theory is that I decided to be a writer when I was about seven, but of course it is not as simple as that. Like most writers, I had to work at other things to earn a living and wrote mainly in the evenings, often very late at night, for many years.

Margaret Mahy, author

I was able to work out all sorts of attitudes to style and event and character, all of which affected the way I came to think about my own writing. I believe that all good writers are original.

Margaret Mahy, author

At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction.

Margaret Mahy, author

At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young.

Margaret Mahy, author

Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot, finish what you write, and when it's done, keep sending it out for quite awhile.

Rudy Rucker, scientist

Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.

Rudy Rucker, scientist

And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care.

Russell Banks, author

For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant.

Russell Banks, author

What I always meant by that was that I do believe that a lot of directors, and writers, and sometimes producers just lose their edge because they haven't seen anybody or talked to anybody or been with anybody who isn't a kind of replica of themselves for a long period of time.

Buck Henry, actor

There are times over different projects when I've asked the writers why people are swearing for no good reason. I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren't these swear words.

John Ratzenberger, actor

It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!

Greg Bear, writer

I don't think I'm a great singer myself. I'm all right. I've worked with different writers, different producers... I've just been blessed with the caliber of people I've been able to work with.

Melanie Chisholm, musician

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion.

Tony Snow, journalist

Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience - or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see human continuity as opposed to total threat, total willingness to do violence.

Stanley Crouch, critic

I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's. Writers have to entertain themselves, or they can't entertain anyone else.

Laurell K. Hamilton, writer

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.

Bernard Cornwell, novelist

I love writers all across the board, but one who influenced me very directly at the beginning was Mary Renault.

Tanith Lee, writer

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.

Poppy Z. Brite, author

On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact that there are so many good writers in the place.

Paul Muldoon, poet

Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa.

Peter Straub, writer

Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person.

Louise Slaughter, politician

It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them.

Alfred Russel Wallace, scientist

Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity.

Peter Straub, writer

Since then, I have just read and read - but, that said, I suppose there is a raft of writers to whom I return again and again, not so much because I want to write like them, even if I were capable of it, but simply for a sort of stylistic shot in the arm.

Penelope Lively, author

I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about.

Jeffrey Hunter, actor

Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s.

Fred Savage, actor

It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice.

Paul Harris, entertainer

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers' works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there to write about than love and loss?

Alice Hoffman, author

My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names.

Larry Niven, writer

There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die.

Sharon Olds, poet

All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.

Lloyd Alexander, writer

The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps.

Jim Harrison, writer

I went on a long trip through South America with Prince Charles where I was the only journalist there - a couple of photographers but no other writers.

Anthony Holden, journalist

You need the words, you need the script, you need the material, you need the commitment, you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers, we depend on producers, directors depend on us and once things are in the divine order as they happen.

Nia Long, actress

I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing, and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions than any other band leader in the country.

John Philip Sousa, musician

I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do.

Leon Uris, writer

I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking.

Nora Roberts, author

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.

Carl Sandburg, poet

Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely.

Greg Egan, scientist

I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published.

Greg Egan, scientist

Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions, and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it. I've been led astray like that myself at times.

Greg Egan, scientist

Women writers have been told, forever, that our stories were not valuable. Not as valuable as men's stories about wars, business, power.

Joyce Maynard, writer

They're hit writers. They're gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose.

Willa Ford, musician

But when I did think about it and looked at the whole package - the producers behind the show, the writers, the cast I would be working with - I would have been a fool to turn it down just because the role for me was another gay role.

Sean Hayes, actor

The writers have slowly taken the show, with subjects other gay shows have dived right into, slowly. It was over a year before Will even started to date.

Sean Hayes, actor

And I have to consider myself fortunate, because there are plenty of writers who spend most of a lifetime looking for that certain something without ever finding it.

Brian Lumley, writer

Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers.

Brian Lumley, writer

I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress

I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it's a poem, it's almost written in my head somewhere.

Sharon Olds, poet

Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people Word is the thing that writers use these days.

Miguel de Icaza, scientist

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