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Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
After the Tiananmen Massacre, I felt compelled not only to continue writing but to actively resist the restrictions placed on freedom of speech. I set up the publishing company in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen in mainland China, and managed to publish works of fiction, philosophy, and politics by unapproved authors.
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
Authors by the hundreds can tell you stories by the thousands of those rejection slips before they found a publisher who was willing to 'gamble' on an unknown.
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.
J. K. Rowling
Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.
R. L. Stine
For me, books have always been a way to feel less alone while being alone. Perhaps if I was depressed and isolated, just communicating with these authors through their sentences helped me.
Dickens is one of those authors who are well worth stealing.
In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
I think there are so many books out there written on relationships and romance that women are the authors of. How can women know exactly how men think? And there are so many guys out there with relationship books who are just not telling the truth. They have shaded parts.
My advice to authors would be to try to do something original rather than to try to anticipate what the market is looking for.
Meeting authors is kind of the death of the characters. That is always heartbreaking.
Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.
Edwin Louis Cole
A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'
I'm a very shy person, and I never tried to do theater. I've been asked many, many times by the most incredible authors in America to do theater. And I always said no, not knowing what it is to be on the stage and to do theater.
By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.
John F. Kennedy
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