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Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
I've been accused of being unambitious, but what I do takes up every minute. I'm executive producer, I'm a writer and the host.
I wish podcasting was my only job - I have more fun doing that than I have doing absolutely anything else. But my job is that I'm a writer.
I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe.
Steven Curtis Chapman
My family was all police and hard hats at the refineries; they didn't know what to think about me. So I became a closet writer.
The only thing that's authentic about what a writer writes is his work.
I have written, probably, more books for children than any other writer, from story-books to plays, and can claim to know more about interesting children than most.
I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians.
Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.
I always wanted to be a 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.
Any writer who gives a reader a pleasurable experience is doing every other writer a favor because it will make the reader want to read other books. I am all for it.
S. E. Hinton
My parents are both really, really funny, and my little sister is a really good painter, and my other sister is a really good 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
I managed to get a short film with Channel 4 Films. I cast a young actor who'd done a bit of television before, a young actor called Ewan McGregor. That was very first thing. This writer had won this competition, and I made this little short, black and white movie. I think for both Ewan and I it was the start of our careers.
That is how you get to be a writer, incidentally: you feel somehow marginal, somehow slightly off-balance all the time.
I'm not the sort of writer who can plan out things. Mostly I have no idea where I'm going.
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, 'No. No, I'm finished. Bye.' And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won't do that.
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
I don't think there's been any writer like Samuel Beckett. He's unique. He was a most charming man and I used to send him my plays.
Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write.
J. B. Priestley
A writer falls in love with an idea and gets carried away.
Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes. It's impossible.
A good writer is always a people watcher.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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