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Definition of Author

Author

  1. The beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator.
  2. One who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler.
  3. The editor of a periodical.
  4. An informant.
  5. To occasion; to originate.
  6. To tell; to say; to declare.

Author Quotations

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.
John Locke

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.
Charles de Montesquieu

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
Abraham Lincoln

The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it's time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.
James Rollins

What had brought me to New York in the autumn of 1972 was a letter of recommendation written by Norman Mailer, the author of 'The Naked and the Dead' and American literature's leading heavyweight contender, to Dan Wolf, the delphic editor of 'The Village Voice.'
James Wolcott
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Author Translations

author in Afrikaans is skrywer
author in Danish is forfatter, autor
author in Dutch is schrijver, bedenker, auteur, schepper
author in French is initiateur, auteur
author in German is Verfasser, Schriftsteller, Autor {m}, Verfasser
author in Italian is quattrocentista, autore
author in Latin is scriptor, auctor
author in Norwegian is opphavsmann, forfatter
author in Portuguese is autor
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