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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
God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.
Edwin Louis Cole
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.
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
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.
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.
Burmese authors and artists can play the role that artists everywhere play. They help to mold the outlook of a society - not the whole outlook, and they are not the only ones to mold the outlook of society, but they have an important role to play there.
Aung San Suu Kyi
One of my favorite modern American authors is Denis Johnson. I'm deeply inspired by all of his work - I rip him off constantly.
Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Men's memoirs are about answers; women's memoirs are about questions. Most male authors want to look good in their memoirs and have a place in posterity, while most women know that posterity is what happens when you no longer care. Women want to connect with others here and now; they couldn't care less about legacy!
In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
Pliny the Elder
When I was a ten-year old bookworm and used to kiss the dust jacket pictures of authors as if they were icons, it used to amaze me that these remote people could provoke me to love.
There are only so many letters in the alphabet. When I talk to young musicians or authors and they ask for advice, I say, 'You gotta learn all the letters of your own personal alphabet. With music, you need to know all the different kinds of music and everything in and around your given instrument.'
David Lee Roth
'Ageism,' or whatever you want to call it, is a very English phenomenon. You don't get it too much in many other cultures. And no one says it about authors or poets or filmmakers. 'Oh, they're too old to make films or write books.'
Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.
Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.
Different authors write different ways, have different relationships with their audiences, and those are all legitimate.
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.
If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own, the result can be more than the sum of its authors.
Walter Jon Williams
Many authors hate to go on grinding book tours. But I've always found it a useful way to be a foreign correspondent in America and take the pulse of the country.
When I'm dead, I wanna leave a body of work, like authors or great painters do. I don't wanna get ideas above my station, but why shouldn't this be comparable? Pop music was supposed to be a flash in the pan, but here we are 50 years later, and it means something to us, and it always will do. It's incredibly important.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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