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The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence.
When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business.
I'm a fairly undisciplined writer.
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
Every writer I've ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other.
I want to go to college. I'm going to take four years off. I don't want to miss that. I want to be a writer. I think that'd be awesome.
A writer falls in love with an idea and gets carried away.
If you are a young writer today, it's very hard.
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.
An incinerator is a writer's best friend.
As an artist, as an actor, as a writer, you have to use what's personal to you. You have to be personal about your work; otherwise, it doesn't ring true.
I don't lead a writer's life. And I think that can be a source of suspicion and irritation to some people.
For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
Every good writer or filmmaker has something eating at them, right? That they can't quite get off their back . And so your job is to make your audience care about your obsessions.
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
I never sort of thought of myself as a comedy writer, by nature.
I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.
I am actually able to do other things. I'm not just this writer.
It's possible that I've matured as a writer, and I hope I've matured emotionally, but I always find myself revisiting these adolescent scenes.
I've always been a writer, I've always been a storyteller, but I never thought about screenwriting.
The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live.
You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.
Mario Vargas Llosa
You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.
Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I'm not afraid, as a writer, of being emotional. I'm obsessed with human emotion, body parts, physicality.
It's not a bad thing for a writer not to feel at home. Writers - we're much more comfortable at parties standing in the corner watching everybody else having a good time than we are mingling.
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
I think with every writer there are two people there.
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