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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.
Ernest Hemingway writer
I wouldn't say I was a born writer; I'm a born thinker.
John Lennon writer
'Ides of March' I did for scale - scale as a director, scale as an actor, scale as a writer.
George Clooney writer
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.
Ambrose Bierce writer
I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.
James A. Michener writer
LEXICOGRAPHER — A writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge.
Samuel Johnson writer
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."
W. H. Auden writer
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.
Robert Frost writer
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.
Jorge Luis Borges writer
I view the JVM as just another architecture thatought to be ported to. (That, and the Underwood typewriter...)
Larry Wall writer
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.
W. Somerset Maugham writer
I could only write at the beach, and I kept getting sand in my typewriter.
Paul Desmond writer
I don't think the producer has to do much, outside of maybe knowing a writer.
Get Shorty writer
The privilege of being a writer is that you have this opportunity to slow down and to consider things.
Chris Abani writer
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
Dean Acheson writer
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.
Lorraine Adams writer
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.
Monica Ali writer
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.
Ted Allen writer
As the years went by I became a writer and illustrator, although exclusively of fantasies.
Chris Van Allsburg writer
I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don't get any patients.
Al Alvarez writer
As a writer, my only responsibility is to tell a compelling story.
Jay Asher writer
If you don't have a unique voice, then you're not really a writer.
Kate Atkinson writer
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.
Jean M. Auel writer
I like the sound a typewriter makes.
Paul Auster writer
I want to be a writer someday.
Andrea Barber writer
I think journalism is useful training for a writer in the way it takes the preciousness out of the pragmatic side of the craft.
Kevin Barry writer
A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate.
John Barton writer
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.
Ann Beattie writer
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.
Gina Bellman writer
As a songwriter, you might write every day and throughout the course of a year you might get four songs that are really special.
Dierks Bentley writer
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.
Julie Benz writer
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.
Peter Berg writer
That is a secondary teacher conception - the writer as an observer.
Peter Bichsel writer
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.
Jim Bishop writer
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.
Steven Bochco writer
I've always wanted to be a songwriter and a storyteller and somebody who conveys a feeling to the listener or the viewer.
Wes Borland writer
I don't buy into the idea that an Irish writer should write about Ireland, or a gay writer should write about being gay.
John Boyne writer
My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter. I'm an honest songwriter.
Billy Bragg writer
If you can be anything else but a writer, be it.
Kate Braverman writer
When you live in Brooklyn, if you throw a rock, you'll hit a writer - Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Lethem, Paul Auster.
Libba Bray writer
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.
James Henry Breasted writer
Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter.
Gerald Brenan writer
In addition to being a writer, I'm a librarian - professionally trained and everything.
Theresa Breslin writer
Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot.
Marshall Brickman writer
I certainly don't think I would have been asked to pose for Rage if I wasn't a known writer.
Poppy Z. Brite writer
I haven't got a writer's discipline.
Jim Broadbent writer
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
Gwendolyn Brooks writer
'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer. I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF that I want to write and read, but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough.
Eric Brown writer
I wanted to be a director and producer and writer, but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates. You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct.
Larry Buchanan writer
You never know what to expect when you're a writer visiting a movie set.
Bryan Burrough writer
Before I'm a writer, I'm definitely a reader and when I read memoir, I really want it to be true.
Augusten Burroughs writer
I'm somewhere between a gumshoe and a journalist. A writer, not a symbol.
Bill Callahan writer
I actually wanted to be a writer long before I wanted to be an actor.
Simon Callow writer
There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.
L. Sprague de Camp writer
Being famous as a writer is like being famous in a village. It's not really any very heady fame.
Peter Carey writer
I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in. They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it.
Michael Chabon writer
I always wanted to be in this role, as a songwriter. In the Pumpkins, it was always impossible because Corgan would wake up and write five songs. He was so prolific, there wasn't a lot of room for anyone else.
Jimmy Chamberlin writer
As a writer, I had learned a lot on 'Margin Call' about embracing the weaknesses of a narrative and of a project. A story always has an inherent narrative weakness.
J. C. Chandor writer
I always wanted to be a writer.
Jung Chang writer
I guess you could say I'm a model slash hotelier slash actor slash screenwriter.
Vikram Chatwal writer
You're a reader as well as a writer, so write what you'd want to read.
Cassandra Clare writer
I went through a phase where I wanted to be a writer... but it's not social enough.
Sophie Kennedy Clark writer
I'm a much better writer for being a father.
Chris Cleave writer
Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert.
Paula Cole writer
What you do is get the right director and the right screenwriter and the right cast. It's a fantastic job.
Robbie Coltrane writer
What's the point in being an unpopular writer? It just doesn't make a lot of sense. For me it doesn't, anyway.
Bryce Courtenay writer
I've always been a writer.
Peter Coyote writer
I have any number of completely dark obsessions and fascinations, and none of this was present in my profile or my growing profile as a writer.
Justin Cronin writer
Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened - but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies.
Cameron Crowe writer
As a writer, I always think about who my prototype actors are, in my brain. It's helpful, as a writer, to think about that.
Carlton Cuse writer
As a screenwriter and a half-Jew, I tend to look at the glass half-empty.
John Francis Daley writer
I was the Specials' founder, main songwriter and keyboard player.
Jerry Dammers writer
I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what he was trying to portray because that's not fair. I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there.
Taylor Dane writer
On cable now, the writer is king. Any actor chases that.
Jeff Daniels writer
Finding a writer who can write decent kids' dialog and finding kids that can act realistically and not 'cute' is an effort.
Joe Dante writer
I spent 20 years of my career primarily being a writer for hire.
Frank Darabont writer
As a writer, you sit around a computer all day, and it's too easy to open another tab and keep Rotten Tomatoes there.
Evan Daugherty writer
The thing is, if you make best-sellerdom your goal, you're going to be in trouble. It's a very nice thing to have happen, but if one makes that a goal like, say, a literary writer has the goal of getting the Pulitzer Prize, that's so unpredictable.
Diane Mott Davidson writer
To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.
Jeffery Deaver writer
From 1968 on, I was pretty much the black, gay SF writer.
Samuel R. Delany writer
The original idea of blog publishing was that writer and reader would be on the same level. That it would be a conversation - not a lecture. People lost sight of that. We didn't. Kinja is designed to break down the walls of the ghettos. So that everybody - editor, writer, source, subject, expert, fan - can be a contributor.
Nick Denton writer
I don't think you can write according to a set of rules and laws; every writer is so different.
Kiran Desai writer
There is no such thing as a Bollywood hero or Hollywood hero. All you see on the screen is the lead actor's interpretation of the role that has been conceived by the writer.
Dhanush writer
Listen to the Bee Gees and you can learn to be a great writer.
Kara DioGuardi writer
Travel definitely affects me as a writer.
Anthony Doerr writer
The thing is, I'm not a prolific songwriter.
Micky Dolenz writer
The portal structure is simply a technique: it is neither necessary nor unnecessary, except as the writer and the story make it so. In the case of 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant,' it was absolutely necessary to my intentions.
Stephen R. Donaldson writer
I wasn't trained as a writer-director. And the projects I write are difficult to finish.
Ziad Doueiri writer
In high school, my goal was to be a writer for SNL, then I got into the acting.
Illeana Douglas writer
Well I could have been just a writer. I had been a hair dresser. I could have stuck with that.
Fran Drescher writer
I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.
Christopher Durang writer
If you wish to be a writer, write.
Epictetus writer
As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer.
Michael Easton writer
I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer.
Aaron Eckhart writer
Comedy will always be central to what I do, it's just an instinct for me, but I am a writer and always have been.
Ben Elton writer
I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained, even though I'm American.
Robert Englund writer
I never wanted to be anything but a writer, and I never let go of it.
Jonathan Evison writer
I'm not much of a joke writer.
Ben Falcone writer
The writer Richard Curtis is a genius.
Eric Fellner writer
I have never stopped considering not becoming a writer.
Joshua Ferris writer
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