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I've always wondered, am I a writer who preaches or a preacher who writes? I don't know. I love them both.
I adore anything Michael Alexis writes.
There are so many separate selves; no one who writes creatively hasn't felt that.
I decided to become a surgeon named Bernie who writes books and gives seminars to teach people what he has learned and is still learning about how to deal with life's difficulties.
The poet does not know - often he will never know - whom he really writes for.
And I haven't read a lot of blogs but if someone writes about what they care about I'm sure it's interesting.
I'm competitive with anyone who writes a good song - I don't care if it's a band or solo artist or whoever.
I think the way Win Butler writes, I really identify with it. He writes very emotionally and very cinematically, and I just connect with his sensibility.
I've covered so much Tom Waits. He's one of my favorite writers. I have a real affinity to how he writes.
Everyone writes in Tolstoy's shadow, whether one feels oneself to be Tolstoyan or not.
A. N. Wilson
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.
Any party that writes off 25, 30, 35 percent of the American people is not going to be a winner.
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
In the U.K., we have a paper called 'The Daily Mail,' which is quite misogynist. And every day, it just writes pieces about: 'Women, you're going to die now! Women, here's shoes that give you cancer! Women, just hate yourselves!'
I'm the girl that writes feverishly in my tiny trailer on set.
I don't even know how to define myself. I'm a person who writes. It's something I enjoy, and hopefully people enjoy it as well.
Smokey Robinson writes the heartfelt songs, whereas it was my job to write the songs about weakness and failure in love.
Dickens writes such brilliant characters and stories, and his themes and social commentary are still so relevant. I think that's why he's still so loved today.
I'm totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I wish was there for me when I was in high school, and I'm so happy she really cares about her female fans. She's not catering to a male audience and is writing music for other girls.
I think it's an area that one writes from that is curious because it is not a clearly defined partisan one.
My first novel was turned down by about twenty publishers over a period of two and a half years. Because my name is Irish and would not be familiar to English editors, one of them said: 'If she writes anything else, do let us know.' Slowly, very slowly, the books began to sell and be noticed.
A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular, and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
C. S. Forester
I was thinking of applying to the 'Guardian' for a job after university. Yeah, I wanted to be one of the people who writes stories in G2.
One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone. Though I know only a little Spanish, I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and see how the translator worked.
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.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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