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I'll tell you, Quentin Tarantino really writes the most amazing dialogue.
Anybody who writes doesn't like to be misunderstood.
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.
When I'm the one who sits down and looks at the blank page and writes it out all the way, then I'll call it my script.
Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.
I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it's different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember.
I do believe, and I will always believe, that Shakespeare on film is really something that should be tried more often because it is an opportunity to take the humanity that Shakespeare writes into characters and express it.
The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little - or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.
Everyone writes in Tolstoy's shadow, whether one feels oneself to be Tolstoyan or not.
A. N. Wilson
A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not.
When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics.
A novelist who writes nothing for 10 years finds his reputation rising. Because I keep on producing books they say there must be something wrong with this fellow.
J. B. Priestley
An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
No one writes dialect better than Flannery O'Connor. No one should even try.
A travel book is about someone who goes somewhere, travels on the ground, sees something and spends quite a lot of time doing it, and has a hard time, and then comes back and writes about it. It's not about inventing.
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
You know, as somebody who writes op-eds and appears on the television, I appreciate as well as anybody that... there is a limit to what that accomplishes.
For me it's also - the music is equally as important. I mean I think as somebody who writes music, there just has to sort of be the marriage between both.
For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes. It's impossible.
Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines.
No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn't get paid.
I have long observed that the act of writing is viewed, by some, as an elite and otherworldly act, all the more so if a person isn't paid for what she writes.
I'm competitive with anyone who writes a good song - I don't care if it's a band or solo artist or whoever.
Not everyone writes well from a child's point of view.
Someone sits at a table or lies on a sofa while staring motionless at a wall or ceiling. Once in a while this person writes down seven lines, only to cross out one of them 15 minutes later, and then another hour passes, during which nothing happens. Who could stand to watch this kind of thing?
A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
P. G. Wodehouse
I think it's an area that one writes from that is curious because it is not a clearly defined partisan one.
I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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