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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

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

If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.
Wilson Mizner

Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. So it isn't irrational to take this simple logic a little further and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself.
Ray Comfort

All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That's what makes theatre live. That's why it persists.
Stephen Sondheim
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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