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#1920 Ambrose Bierce

This is a simple story of a battle; such a tale as may be told by a soldier who is no writer to a reader who is no soldier. .

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#6484 James A. Michener

I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains. .

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#8569 Samuel Johnson

LEXICOGRAPHER — A writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge. .

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#9434 John Lennon

I wouldn't say I was a born writer; I'm a born thinker. .

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#10569 W. H. Auden

It's frightfully important for a writer to be his age, not to be younger or older than he is. One might ask, "What should I write at the age of sixty-four," but never, "What should I write in 1940." .

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#14340 Robert Frost

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader. .

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#20227 Ernest Hemingway

A serious writer is not to be confused with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a , but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. .

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#20275 Ernest Hemingway

A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it. .

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#23538 Jorge Luis Borges

A Chinese prose writer has observed that the unicorn, because of its own anomaly, will pass unnoticed. Our eyes see what they are accustomed to seeing. .

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#24397 Larry Wall

I view the JVM as just another architecture thatought to be ported to. (That, and the Underwood typewriter...) .

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#24995 W. Somerset Maugham

The writer is more concerned to know than to judge. .

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#25005 W. Somerset Maugham

The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes… .

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#25757 Paul Desmond

I could only write at the beach, and I kept getting sand in my typewriter. .

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#44778 Get Shorty

I don't think the producer has to do much, outside of maybe knowing a writer. .

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#51177 Chris Abani

The privilege of being a writer is that you have this opportunity to slow down and to consider things. .

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#52117 Dean Acheson

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. .

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#52728 Lorraine Adams

I write sentence to sentence. That's the kind of writer I am. I don't have a plot when I begin. I have to be convinced and I have to be surprised. .

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#55523 Monica Ali

I was always an outsider, always standing outside, observing and trying to figure things out. Which is exactly what you need to do as a writer, I suppose. .

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#55529 Monica Ali

People always want to identify a writer with their protagonist. .

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#56209 Ted Allen

I had a little epiphany when I was a writer at 'Chicago' magazine. I sat down to dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. Somebody poured a white dessert wine with chocolate cake. It was a wine I would never have expected to make sense. The idea of any wine tasting fabulous with chocolate cake was fascinating to me. .

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#56583 Chris Van Allsburg

As the years went by I became a writer and illustrator, although exclusively of fantasies. .

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#56964 Al Alvarez

I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don't get any patients. .

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#61775 Jay Asher

As a writer, my only responsibility is to tell a compelling story. .

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#62468 Kate Atkinson

If you don't have a unique voice, then you're not really a writer. .

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#62914 Jean M. Auel

I can't tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write, and I don't know what my influences are. .

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#63169 Paul Auster

I like the sound a typewriter makes. .

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#67618 Andrea Barber

I want to be a writer someday. .

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#68947 Kevin Barry

I think journalism is useful training for a writer in the way it takes the preciousness out of the pragmatic side of the craft. .

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#69350 John Barton

A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate. .

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#71098 Ann Beattie

Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits. .

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#72884 Gina Bellman

One of the things that takes a bit of getting used to on an American series is having a different director, and often writer, every week. .

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#74104 Dierks Bentley

As a songwriter, you might write every day and throughout the course of a year you might get four songs that are really special. .

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#74190 Julie Benz

Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or... So everybody understands the hours. .

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#74445 Peter Berg

When I look back at it, I'm mostly amazed at how poorly it was shot. David Kelley is a great writer, and I thought the scripts were great, but it just looks so cheap. .

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#76383 Peter Bichsel

That is a secondary teacher conception - the writer as an observer. .

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#77168 Jim Bishop

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him. .

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#79646 Steven Bochco

When it is perceived that a show has gone awry, the pressure is staggering, and as a writer caught in that storm, it feels like you are being attacked by jackals. .

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#81559 Wes Borland

I've always wanted to be a songwriter and a storyteller and somebody who conveys a feeling to the listener or the viewer. .

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#82951 John Boyne

I don't buy into the idea that an Irish writer should write about Ireland, or a gay writer should write about being gay. .

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#83466 Billy Bragg

My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter. I'm an honest songwriter. .

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#84175 Kate Braverman

If you can be anything else but a writer, be it. .

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#84249 Libba Bray

When you live in Brooklyn, if you throw a rock, you'll hit a writer - Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Lethem, Paul Auster. .

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#84313 James Henry Breasted

To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean. .

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#84533 Gerald Brenan

Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter. .

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#84713 Theresa Breslin

In addition to being a writer, I'm a librarian - professionally trained and everything. .

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#84992 Marshall Brickman

Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot. .

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#85495 Poppy Z. Brite

I certainly don't think I would have been asked to pose for Rage if I wasn't a known writer. .

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#85498 Poppy Z. Brite

In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn't read the one until after I'd written the other. .

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#85629 Jim Broadbent

I haven't got a writer's discipline. .

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#86295 Gwendolyn Brooks

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker. .

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