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I think I'm a difficult conventional writer.
A writer doesn't really have much of a function on a movie set.
To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth.
If I were a writer and not a singer in 10 years, I don't know how I'd feel about writing really personal songs and getting someone else to sing them.
No... a novel is a long business. I'm a slow writer, even when I'm doing very well I write slowly.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
W. H. Auden
For me, the glory of my first 25 years as a writer was I could put things off as long as I wanted.
I would love to be a travel writer. I'd be so stoked.
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.
I certainly want to continue to write in a way that's intimate. I love books where you feel you're having a romance with the writer.
In the movies, the writer is just the servant, the employee.
By the time I was 7 or 8, I wanted to be a comedy writer.
I love books where you feel you're having a romance with the writer.
I was a scholarship minor public school day boy at Ardingly College and later Whitgift School. Then, straight into work as a journalist - a wonderful thing for a writer.
Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.
Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works.
I feel incredibly successful. I make a living as a writer and am able to help support a big family, my church, my bleeding-heart causes.
I tend to have an odd split in my mind: I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing thing is OK and I'm happy with it, then I put on my actor's hat.
The best writing is not about the writer, the best writing is absolutely not about the writer, it's about us, it's about the reader.
I suppose sequels are inevitable for a writer of a certain age.
The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream.
When I got recognized as a writer, when I got the Emmy, I was more excited than the Emmys I had gotten as an actor.
Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply.
Joyce Carol Oates
What I try to keep in mind is that there are going to be a lot of articles that are going to be misrepresentative of what I'm about as a person and as a writer.
The writer must face the fact that ordinary lives are what most people live most of the time, and that the novel as a narration of the fantastic and the adventurous is really an escapist plot; that aesthetically, the ordinary, the banal, is what you must deal with.
I'm not a great joke writer, which is odd for a comic to say, but I'm not.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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