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I'll tell you, Quentin Tarantino really writes the most amazing dialogue.
I always thought we had an environmental problem, but I hadn't realized how urgent it was. James Lovelock writes that by the end of this century there will be one billion people left.
Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.
You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.
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.
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.
Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines.
Everyone writes in Tolstoy's shadow, whether one feels oneself to be Tolstoyan or not.
A. N. Wilson
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.
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.
No one writes dialect better than Flannery O'Connor. No one should even try.
An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
I'm competitive with anyone who writes a good song - I don't care if it's a band or solo artist or whoever.
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes. It's impossible.
For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
I learn the lines that JK Rowling or whoever writes them, and say them.
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.
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.
No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn't get paid.
Not everyone writes well from a child's point of view.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.
I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
A very wise author once said that a writer writes for himself, and then publishes for money. I write for myself and publish just for the reader.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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