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#1. A great writer is always like a foreigner in the language which he expresses himself, even if this is his native tongue. At the limit, he draws his strength from a mute and unknown minority that belongs only to him. He is a foreigner in his own language: he does not mix another language with his own language, he carves out a nonpreexistent foreign language within his own language. He makes the language itself scream, stutter, stammer, or murmur. - Author: Gilles Deleuze
Great Writer quotes by Gilles Deleuze
#2. Every great writer is a great deceiver - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Great Writer quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#3. I recently heard a great writer say that an essential element in the life of a writer is to have been an outsider in childhood, to have been given the "gift" of not belonging. - Author: Elizabeth Lesser
Great Writer quotes by Elizabeth Lesser
#4. Sometimes you read a passage by a great writer, and you know what he says and how he says it will always be, for you, the only possible way it could be. Less often a painter will describe an event in a way that fits into your interpretation of that event so perfectly that it becomes the event itself. - Author: Vincent Price
Great Writer quotes by Vincent Price
#5. He was a big, rather clumsy man, with a substantial bay window that started in the middle of the chest. I should guess that he was less muscular than at first sight he looked. He had large staring blue eyes and a damp and pendulous lower lip. He didn't look in the least like an intellectual. Creative people of his abundant kind never do, of course, but all the talk of Rutherford looking like a farmer was unperceptive nonsense. His was really the kind of face and physique that often goes with great weight of character and gifts. It could easily have been the soma of a great writer. As he talked to his companions in the streets, his voice was three times as loud as any of theirs, and his accent was bizarre…. It was part of his nature that, stupendous as his work was, he should consider it 10 per cent more so. It was also part of his nature that, quite without acting, he should behave constantly as though he were 10 per cent larger than life. Worldly success? He loved every minute of it: flattery, titles, the company of the high official world...But there was that mysterious diffidence behind it all. He hated the faintest suspicion of being patronized, even when he was a world figure.

Archbishop Lang was once tactless enough to suggest that he supposed a famous scientist had no time for reading. Rutherford immediately felt that he was being regarded as an ignorant roughneck. He produced a formidable list of his last month's reading. Then, half innocently, half malevol - Author: C.P. Snow
Great Writer quotes by C.P. Snow
#6. In Europe, I'm recognized on the street sometimes. And that's cool, because I don't have to live there and deal with it every day. Unless you're Stephen King - a great writer, by the way, and anyone who says different knows nothing about the craft - you're more likely to be recognized in America if you play in a soap opera than if you're a novelist. - Author: George Pelecanos
Great Writer quotes by George Pelecanos
#7. It doesn't take five novels to become a great writer ... it takes one novel rewritten five different times. - Author: B. Chancellor Burgweger
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#8. Hay he's a great writer and i like him a lot - Author: Jeff Kinney
Great Writer quotes by Jeff Kinney
#9. Be a great writer when you write your life's song. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Great Writer quotes by Debasish Mridha
#10. A great writer is a great writer ... Tolstoy was not a woman, but 'Anna Karenina' is still a pretty good book. - Author: Phil Klay
Great Writer quotes by Phil Klay
#11. Beside every great writer is a great listener. - Author: Nanette L. Avery
Great Writer quotes by Nanette L. Avery
#12. David O. Russell is probably my favorite filmmaker. He's not only a great director, but he's also a great writer. - Author: Adam McKay
Great Writer quotes by Adam McKay
#13. Every once in a bestseller list, you come across a truly exceptional craftsman, a wordsmith so adept at cutting, shaping, and honing strings of words that you find yourself holding your breath while those words pass from page to eye to brain. You know the feeling: you inhale, hold it, then slowly let it out, like one about to take down a bull moose with a Winchester .30-06. You force your mind to the task, scope out the area, take penetrating aim, and ... read.
But instead of dropping the quarry, you find you've become the hunted, the target. The projectile has somehow boomeranged and with its heat-sensing abilities (you have raised a sweat) darts straight towards you. Duck! And turn the page lest it drill between your eyes. - Author: Chila Woychik
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#14. A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to. - Author: Tom Bissell
Great Writer quotes by Tom Bissell
#15. To write that essential book, a great writer does not need to invent it but merely to translate it, since it already exists in each one of us. The duty and task of a writer are those of translator. - Author: Marcel Proust
Great Writer quotes by Marcel Proust
#16. You cannot be a great writer in a shop where words are sold in tens and twenties. - Author: Rick Aster
Great Writer quotes by Rick Aster
#17. I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle. - Author: Guy Clark
Great Writer quotes by Guy Clark
#18. A great writer has all 4 - but you can still be a good writer with only 1 and 2. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#19. Lizzy Weiss is such a great writer, and she really writes for the performances. - Author: Vanessa Marano
Great Writer quotes by Vanessa Marano
#20. To the Red Drum for sets, to hear Bird, whom I saw distinctly digging Mardou several times also myself directly into my eye looking to search if really I was that great writer I thought myself to be as if he knew my thoughts and ambitions or remembered me from other night clubs and other coasts, other Chicagos - not a challenging look but the king and founder of the bop generation at least the sound of it in digging his audience digging the eyes, the secret eyes him-watching, as he just pursed his lips and let great lungs and immortal fingers work, - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#21. Truthfully, I guess I would like to be remembered as a great writer and a kind person. I wouldn't mind if an expensive bag were named after me, like Jane Birkin. - Author: Mindy Kaling
Great Writer quotes by Mindy Kaling
#22. In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are. - Author: Gore Vidal
Great Writer quotes by Gore Vidal
#23. As a writer, all you want to do is write for great actors. That's all. - Author: Amy Sherman-Palladino
Great Writer quotes by Amy Sherman-Palladino
#24. while it is impossible to make a competent writer out of a bad writer, and while it is equally impossible to make a great writer out of a good one, it is possible, with lots of hard work, dedication, and timely help, to make a good writer out of a merely competent one. I - Author: Stephen King
Great Writer quotes by Stephen King
#25. A man can write one book that can be great, but this doesn't make him a great writer-just the writer of a great book ... I think a writer has to extend very widely, as well as plunge very deep, to be a great novelist. - Author: Anthony Burgess
Great Writer quotes by Anthony Burgess
#26. A great writer has a high respect for values. His essential function is to raise life to the dignity of thought, and this he does by giving it a shape. - Author: Andre Maurois
Great Writer quotes by Andre Maurois
#27. You become a great writer by writing. - Author: Peter Thiel
Great Writer quotes by Peter Thiel
#28. Words belong to each other, although, of course, only a great writer knows that the word incarnadine belongs to multitudinous seas. - Author: Virginia Woolf
Great Writer quotes by Virginia Woolf
#29. Somewhat overly legibly, I wrote on a sheet of paper, "We're held up indefinitely by the parade. We're going to find a phone and have a cold drink somewhere. Will you join us?" I folded the paper once, then handed it to the Matron of Honor, who opened it, read it, and then handed it to the tiny old man. He read it, grinning, and then looked at me and wagged his head up and down several times vehemently. I thought for an instant that this was the full and perfectly eloquent extent of his reply, but he suddenly motioned to me with his hand, and I gathered that he wanted me to pass him my pad and pencil, I did so- without looking over at the Matron of Honor, from whom great waves of impatience were rising. The old man adjusted the pad and pencil on his lap with the greatest care, then sat for a moment, pencil poised, in obvious concentration, his grin diminished only a very trifle. Then the pencil began, very unsteadily, to move. An "i" was dotted. And then both pad and pencil were returned personally to me, with a marvellously cordial extra added wag of the head. He had written, in letters that had not quite jelled yet, the single word "Delighted." The Matron of Honor, reading over my shoulder, gave a sound faintly like a snort, but I quickly looked over at the great writer and tried to show by my expression that all of us in the car knew a poem when we saw one, and were grateful.

На едно листче - някак прекалено четливо - написах: „Парадът ще ни задържи неопреде - Author: J.D. Salinger
Great Writer quotes by J.D. Salinger
#30. Exactly. Chekhov was a great writer, but not all novels have to follow his rules. Not all guns in stories have to be fired, Tamaru said. - Author: Haruki Murakami
Great Writer quotes by Haruki Murakami
#31. Don't be discouraged if you think you're not a great writer because terrible writers are successful in Hollywood - Author: David Seltzer
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#32. Stallone is a great writer. He wrote one of the best screenplays ever written. Rocky. It is one of the biggest classics of all time. I think in the past, he was shying away from writing his own stuff, because there is a lot of pressure when you star in something that you write. - Author: Dolph Lundgren
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#33. I don't consider myself a great writer, but I would like to think that I can at least proof- read. - Author: Aimee Mann
Great Writer quotes by Aimee Mann
#34. For a country to have a great writer is like having another government, - Author: Mark Bowden
Great Writer quotes by Mark Bowden
#35. Maybe you could be a great writer - maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper - but you might not know it until you write that English paper - that English class paper that's assigned to you. - Author: Barack Obama
Great Writer quotes by Barack Obama
#36. The school board banned one of Maya Angelou's books, so the librarian had to take down her poster.

I fished it out of the trash.

She must be a great writer if the school board is scared of her. - Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
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#37. The good writer, the great writer, has what I have called the three S's: the power to see, to sense, and to say. That is, he is perceptive, he is feeling, and he has the power to express in language what he observes and reacts to. - Author: Lawrence Clark Powell
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#38. The great thing about being a writer is that you are always recreating yourself. - Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Great Writer quotes by Martin Cruz Smith
#39. The great writers are great as they have big workshop of imagination. - Author: Kishore Bansal
Great Writer quotes by Kishore Bansal
#40. The poet or the story-teller who cannot give the reader a little ghostly pleasure at times never can be either a really great writer or a great thinker. - Author: Lafcadio Hearn
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#41. Being a good observer is a great tool to have as a writer, just taking the world in. - Author: Lauren Conrad
Great Writer quotes by Lauren Conrad
#42. Every writer on this planet THINKS he is a great writer (why waste your entire life writing when you believe you are mediocre?) but its deemed socially unacceptable to actually speak out such thoughts. So, modesty is always a public concept and not an inner one. For that reason alone 'modesty' can actually be said to be the product of a large ego, for the ego is primarily concerned with survival and society rewards this dishonesty and tends to punish honesty (see Camus) - Author: Martijn Benders
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#43. If I'd learned nothing else, it was this: If you want to be a great writer, be a man. If you can't be a man, write like one. - Author: Julianna Baggott
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#44. I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers. - Author: Frank Harris
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#45. The first is that good writing consists of mastering the fundamentals (vocabulary, grammar, the elements of style) and then filling the third level of your toolbox with the right instruments. The second is that while it is impossible to make a competent writer out of a bad writer, and while is equally impossible to make a great writer out of a good one, it is possible, with lots of hard work, dedication, and timely help, to make a good writer out of a merely competent one - Author: Stephen King
Great Writer quotes by Stephen King
#46. At difficult times of my life, books have been an incredible comfort. When I was 12, I changed schools and my parents split up. It was then that I became addicted to reading. A great writer can attach themselves to your mind and heart, and you feel you understand the world better. As long as you have the capacity to read, you needn't be alone any more. I remember thinking as a child, "If I could give one person the comfort I keep getting from books, then I want to write." - Author: Elliot Perlman
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#47. Mark Twain was so good with crowds that he became, in competition with singers and dancers and actors and acrobats, one of the most popular performers of his time. It is so unusual, and so psychologically unlikely, too, for a great writer to be a great performer, too ... - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#48. Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy. - Author: Irwin Shaw
Great Writer quotes by Irwin Shaw
#49. The impulse to write the poem, that impulse is a great dramatic impulse. But hell, anybody could write a play. I do know this: all writers are not dramatists. You may be a great writer, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're a dramatist. Very few people have done both. - Author: August Wilson
Great Writer quotes by August Wilson
#50. The blog is certainly another tool for writers out there to break their way in. But being a blogger does not make you a great writer. - Author: Julie Powell
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#51. It is splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your imagination and make them pop like chestnuts. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
Great Writer quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#52. I am convinced that anyone can be a great writer ... if he can only ... tell the naked truth about himself and other people. That, a little technique with words and the willingness to bare heart, soul and body are really all it takes. - Author: Clive Barnes
Great Writer quotes by Clive Barnes
#53. I know I'm not a great writer. I'm an extremely gifted oral communicator, but when it comes to writing, I'm just a beginner. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#54. On a court full of great writers, I shouldn't say full of - there have been some bad writers on the court over the years. We've just lost a great writer in Antonin Scalia. - Author: Dahlia Lithwick
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#55. Detroit, my 'great' subject, made me the person I am, consequently the writer I am - for better or worse. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Great Writer quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#56. She writes in a very elegant way , always knows what to say and how to approach someone; she is very caring ... - Author: Imran Shaikh
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#57. Surely, then, mere style, or language, never was, as it never could, naturally, it never could, possibly be praised, by well-informed readers; by them, the poet's manner of expressing his ideas is admired, only as the vigorous, and splendid nature of those ideas give it a dignity, and lustre. A style deserves no commendation which is not impregnated with the spirit of genius; if it is not actuated, and burnished with that spirit, it must always be feeble, and lifeless, like its weak, and presumptuous authour. Infinitely various are the powers, and display of the human mind: sometimes a nervous, nay, a great writer, in his ardent intellectual progress, will be negligent of the style, or manner in which he expresses his thoughts; but still, aided by that ardour, even his negligent strokes will hit you; even in his roughness you will feel an interest. This is another proof, if another proof was wanting, that it is thought which gives a commanding character, and authority to style; and that style will attract, and fix, and gratify our attention; even when it is thrown out by a careless vigour. - Author: Percival Stockdale
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#58. When you got source material, whether it's a play or a book - a great writer often appreciates being adapted and developed. It's like when you go see a production of a great play and they are always different. There is always room for interpretation. - Author: Jude Law
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#59. Before climbing the summits, you must first walk in the down valleys! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#60. Listen to the Bee Gees and you can learn to be a great writer. - Author: Kara DioGuardi
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#61. He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer. - Author: Simon Callow
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#62. My dad is a great writer. Naturally talented, naturally charming. He embodies that back-in-the-day cool. - Author: Drake
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#63. To be a great actor you just need to comprehend, so that's why I became a writer. - Author: Johnathon Schaech
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#64. You mentioned that Palermo, the part of Buenos Aires where you were brought up, had been a violent place full of bohemians and bandits. There they had two names for the knife, 'the blade' and 'the slicer'. The two names described the same object, but 'the blade' was the thing itself, and 'the slicer' described its function. 'The blade' could fit in the hand even of a sickly child shut up in his father's library, 'the blade' could be any of the superannuated daggers and swords belonging to his warrior grandfather or great-grandfather and displayed on the walls of his house, but 'the slicer', the knife in the hand slicing back and forth, in and out, existed only in his imagination, in a fascinating world of rapid settlings of accounts and duels over honor, an insult or a woman, in dark street where you never went, where no writer went, except in the literature he wrote.

'I've always felt that in order to be a great writer, one should have the experience of life at sea, which is why Conrad and Melville and, in a way, Stevenson, who ended his days in the South Seas, were better than all of us, Vogelstein. At sea, a writer flees from the minor demons and faces only the definitive ones. A character in Conrad says that he has a horror of ports because, in port, ships rot and men go to the devil. He meant the devils of domesticity and incoherence, the small devils of terra firma. But I think that having experience of "the slicer" would give a writer the same sensation as g - Author: Luis Fernando Verissimo
Great Writer quotes by Luis Fernando Verissimo
#65. He was so good at everything he did. You can't call Ronnie Barker a comedian. He was an actor, and a great writer. - Author: Bruce Forsyth
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#66. The great writer finds style as the mystic finds God, in his own soul. - Author: Havelock Ellis
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#67. Everyone has access to a pen and paper, but to be a great writer is difficult. - Author: Pamela Yates
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#68. A great writer is a blitzed illusionist of portable magic. You're welcome. - Author: A.K. Kuykendall
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#69. A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#70. I'm a writer; I've worked as much as a writer as I have as an actor, so I was in a script-note session at Imagine for a TV show I wrote that they were producing, and they happened to say, 'You'd be great as Crosby, do you want to do this show we're doing, 'Parenthood?' - Author: Dax Shepard
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#71. As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie; all it requires is a great writer and great director with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy. - Author: David Cross
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#72. I know very well you can't help me," he said. "But I tell you, because unsuccessful and superfluous people like me find their salvation in talking. I have to generalise about everything I do. I'm bound to look for an explanation and justification of my absurd existence in somebody else's theories, in literary types - in the idea that we, upper-class Russians, are degenerating, for instance, and so on. Last night, for example, I comforted myself by thinking all the time: 'Ah, how true Tolstoy is, how mercilessly true!' And that did me good. Yes, really, brother, he is a great writer, say what you like!" Samoylenko, who had never read Tolstoy and was intending to do so every day of his life, was a little embarrassed, and said: "Yes, all other authors write from imagination, but he writes straight from nature. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#73. Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.
[1967 interview] - Author: Ray Bradbury
Great Writer quotes by Ray Bradbury
#74. As actors, we were fighting that tooth and nail because of fear, because language is a crutch and dialogue is a crutch, and it's so easy to just have a great writer write you a line. - Author: Charlize Theron
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#75. Author Toni Morrison swats aside other possible sources of her success and says that the ONLY reason she is a great writer is because when she walked into a room as a child her father's face lit up. - Author: Donald Miller
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#76. The truly great writer does not want to write. He wants the world to be a place in which he can live the life of the imagination. - Author: Henry Miller
Great Writer quotes by Henry Miller
#77. I'd go for "really great writer." Although I don't think I am. I know I have a style which is recognizable. I think you can see Terry Pratchett in every book. I like doing it. I was once a journalist. And I think of myself as a journalist, and that's it. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#78. Soon after my husband and I started living together, he learned to make noise before coming into my writing space. He learned to do this because if he didn't I would get startled and scream. That would startle him and he would scream. It was 'Night of the Living Dead' meets Edvard Munch till we worked things out.
When I write, especially when the writing takes off, I fall into a trancelike state in which I dream with my eyes open. This is why I write. It is the opium I crave, this entry into another state of consciousness. I used to think it meant I was a great writer, that it was proof of my 'genius.' I also used to think it meant I was a nut who zapped into hallucination as soon as her husband shut the door – 'Diary of a Mad Housewife' with computer. I now realize it merely means I am writing. - Author: Marcia Golub
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#79. The name of a great writer is usually bigger than the title of his book. Both literally and figuratively. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#80. A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer. - Author: Bill Gates
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#81. I never tried to ingratiate myself with great writers. When a great writer has nothing to say, he does something else, like chopping firewood. A great writer doesn't try to find something to write about, he only writes when he has to. I was no great writer. I've always had the need to unload my thoughts, and so had to live with a kind of mental incontinence, but I've never felt forced to write a novel. Nor, for that matter, have I ever chopped firewood. - Author: Jostein Gaarder
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#82. As for the multiple editions, in the case of a truly great writer - Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Proust, someone with a canon - there is often a "variorum" edition of the work that presents its variants. I think publishing most other writing that way would be impossible, economically, for publishers, and very ill-advised for authors. - Author: Judith Thurman
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#83. An understandable hunger for ... potential clients tempts many [career counseling therapists] to overpromise, like creative writing teachers who, out of greed or sentimentality, sometimes imply that all of their students could one day produce worthwhile literature, rather than frankly acknowledging the troubling truth, anathema to a democratic society, that the great writer, like the contented worker, remains an erratic and anomalous event, ... immune to the methods of factory farming. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#84. We made much less happy by the kindness of a great writer, which strictly speaking we find only in his books, than we suffer from the hostility of a woman whom we have not chosen for her intelligence, but whom we cannot stop ourselves from loving. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#85. I felt like I was never going to be a great writer. I felt like I was going to be a good writer at best. I wanted to be great at something. - Author: Gene Weingarten
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#86. To be a great writer, you must be nomadic. I'd recommend the hunter/gatherer lifestyle for anybody serious about being nonsensical. - Author: Jarod Kintz
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#87. 'The Ballad of Black Tom' was written, in part, during the latest round of arguments about H. P. Lovecraft's legacy as both a great writer and a prejudiced man. I grew up worshipping the guy, so this issue felt quite personal to me. - Author: Victor LaValle
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#88. In the words of a great writer, we find our own neglected thoughts. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#89. I'd like, each time out as a writer, to reinvent who I am and what I'm doing. That's one of the great pleasures and rewards of the occupation. - Author: Richard Powers
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#90. I'm not a great writer. I'm a great rewriter. - Author: Paddy Chayefsky
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#91. Most of my success, I feel, comes from being a good editor as opposed to a great writer. - Author: Tucker Max
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#92. If a given scientist had not made a given discovery, someone else would have done so a little later. Johann Mendel dies unknown after having discovered the laws of heredity: thirty-five years later, three men rediscover them. But the book that is not written will never be written. The premature death of a great scientist delays humanity; that of a great writer deprives it. - Author: Jean Rostand
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#93. I'm not on the run from anything and I'm not at all clear about what I'm running towards. But as some great writer put it, I want to be certain that when I arrive at death, I'm totally exhausted. - Author: Fiona Shaw
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#94. He's a great writer. If I didn't think so I wouldn't have tried to kill him ... I was the champ and when I read his stuff I knew he had something. So I dropped a heavy glass skylight on his head at a drinking party. But you can't kill the guy. He's not human. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#95. When I look back at it, I'm mostly amazed at how poorly it was shot. David Kelley is a great writer, and I thought the scripts were great, but it just looks so cheap. - Author: Peter Berg
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#96. To be a great writer you must be fearless with your words. - Author: Karmel Graham
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#97. Chekhov was a great writer, but not all novels have to follow his rules. Not all guns in stories have to be fired, Tamaru - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#98. I'm not a great writer. - Author: E.L. James
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#99. Jesse Joyce is a great writer. - Author: Dave Attell
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#100. When I hear of the destruction of a species, I feel just as if all the works of some great writer have perished. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#101. A great writer weaves words like a painter mixes colors. - Author: James D. Maxon
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#102. Whoever wishes to rise above the common level must be prepared for a great struggle and recoil before no obstacle. A great writer is just simply a martyr whom the stake cannot kill. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#103. It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that. - Author: Guy Johnson
Great Writer quotes by Guy Johnson
#104. Farber had a huge effect on me as a writer. I don't mean I write like him. Farber is, first of all, a great stylist, a great writer. Anyone can read Manny Farber's film criticism, whether that person is a novelist, a poet, another critic, a historian, and learn a lot about writing by reading him. - Author: Greil Marcus
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#105. Above all, don't overestimate your own power as an individual. Founders are important not because they are the only ones whose work has value, but rather because a great founder can bring out the best work from everybody at his company. That we need individual founders in all their peculiarity does not mean that we are called to worship Ayn Randian "prime movers" who claim to be independent of everybody around them. In this respect Rand was a merely half-great writer: her villains were real, but her heroes were fake. There is no Galt's Gulch. There is no secession from society. To believe yourself invested with divine self-sufficiency is not the mark of a strong individual, but of a person who has mistaken the crowd's worship - or jeering - for the truth. The single greatest danger for a founder is to become so certain of his own myth that he loses his mind. But an equally insidious danger for every business is to lose all sense of myth and mistake disenchantment for wisdom. - Author: Anonymous
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#106. A great reader makes a great writer - Author: Kate DiCamillo
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#107. That's what ever great writer, I believe, has done over the course of time - is they've figured out new ways of telling the same stories. - Author: James Frey
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#108. The measure of a great writer is not how many weeks his books spend on the best-seller lists, but how many years his books remain in print after his death. - Author: Cal Thomas
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#109. I'm a strong believer that you have to have an equal opportunity to fail and to try things that are hard. I always tell my students, "Don't just take things that are easy for you. If you're really good at math, don't take just math. Take classes that make you write. If you're a really great writer, but bad at math, take math and make yourself work your way through it." - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#110. Every great writer is a writer of history, let him treat on almost any subject he may. - Author: Walter Savage Landor
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#111. Rather than pushing children to think like adults, we might do better to remember that they are great learners and to try harder to be more like them. - Author: Seymour Papert
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#112. Social media is great for collective sharing, but not always so great for collective building. Good for collective destruction, but maybe not so good for collective construction. - Author: Thomas L. Friedman
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#113. [Funeral sermon, 02/08/1880]
How is it with this young man here? Well, I wish it were otherwise; I wish he had lived a very good Saint, which, however, he did not do. We have not come here to indulge in any kind of false sentimentality. He was a drunkard; that is a truth and many of you know it. . . . His father lived up to the Gospel, and died strong in the faith; and his mother has been a very good woman, so far as I know; I have never known anything against her. This boy has caused her a great deal of trouble; and I have been sorry for him. Well, should we tell things? Yes, always; that day is not far distant when the coverings will be taken from the face of all people, and we shall all stand naked, as it were, before God--both you and I and this young man. Well this boy,--I call him a boy, he is a young man, and is a nephew of mine by marriage; and I would not want to say anything about him on that account, neither would I falsify the young man on that account; but let us tell things and understand them as they are. . . .

I would say, I do not utter these things to cause any unpleasant feeling in the bosom of the family; they cannot help it. If I could have helped it, I would; if the mother could have helped it, she would; if the sister could have helped it, she would; if the friends could have helped it, they would. . . .

We are now talking not to the dead, but to the living. I would say, Let us avoid these evils, they lead down to death; let u - Author: John Taylor
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#114. I've been accused of being old before my time more than once. It's true that I've always felt an affinity for, and been comfortable around, older people. I attribute this to a childhood spent around my grandparents - and even a great-grandparent or two. I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything. - Author: Jon Meacham
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#115. [He]
Spoke and rose to full height, sword in air,
Then cleft the man's brow square between the temples
Cutting his head in two
a dreadful gash
Between the cheeks all beardless. Earth resounded
Quivering at the great shock of his weight
As he went tumbling down in all his armor,
Drenched with blood and brains; in equal halves
His head hung this and that way from his shoulders. - Author: Virgil
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#116. You wouldn't show up to a great job with a terrible resume, so don't show up to a great man with a terrible past. - Author: Behdad Sami
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#117. Elyon was restoring the Great Romance. Teeleh had stolen his first love, but now Justin had reclaimed her. The price had been his own life. He'd taken her disease on himself and he'd drowned with it, inviting them to embrace his invitation to the Romance by following him into the lake to drown with him. To live as his bride! - Author: Ted Dekker
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#118. Bowman, too, had been born in a great city, in the French Hospital in Manhattan, in the burning heat of August and very early in the morning when all geniuses are born, as Pearson once told him. There had been an unbreathing stillness, and near dawn faint, distant thunder. It grew slowly louder, then gusts of cooler air before a tremendous storm broke with lightning and sheets of rain, and when it was over, - Author: James Salter
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#119. Every day we see allurements of one kind or another that tell us what we have is not enough. Someone or something is forever telling us we need to be more handsome or more wealthy, more applauded or more admired than we see ourselves as being. We are told we haven't collected enough possessions or gone to enough fun places. We are bombarded with the message that on the world's scale of things we have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. Some days it is if we have been locked in a cubicle of a great and spacious building where the only thing on the TV is a never-ending soap opera entitled Vain Imaginations. But God does not work this way. - Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
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#120. In God's great vaudeville, Mother is the headliner. - Author: Elbert Hubbard
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#121. My Name
Once when the lawn was a golden green
and the marbled moonlit trees rose like fresh memorials
in the scented air, and the whole countryside pulsed
with the chirr and murmur of insects, I lay in the grass,
feeling the great distances open above me, and wondered
what I would become and where I would find myself,
and though I barely existed, I felt for an instant
that the vast star-clustered sky was mine, and I heard
my name as if for the first time, heard it the way
one hears the wind or the rain, but faint and far off
as though it belonged not to me but to the silence
from which it had come and to which it would go. - Author: Mark Strand
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#122. Would you rather be great at something you like, or just okay at something you love? - Author: Stephanie Perkins
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#123. The great medical facilities are a relief for the parents, too, who don't have to think about caring for their young ones on their own for a weekend. They have a great time. - Author: Jami Gertz
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#124. With her words, the world could spin again. It took great restraint to not unfurl my wings and fly Abby around the mountain, pronouncing to anyone with ears that she loved me. Abigail Miller loved me. - Author: Ashlan Thomas
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#125. Spoken; and behold, this was a joyful meeting. 17 Now the joy of Ammon was so great even that he was full; yea, he was swallowed up in the joy of his God, even to the exhausting of his strength; and he fell again to the earth. 18 Now was not this exceeding joy? Behold, this is joy which none receiveth save it be the truly penitent and humble seeker of happiness. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#126. Much like great products, great content will only find the best people to love it if it's leveraged well. - Author: Paul Shannon
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#127. As every writer has his use, every writer ought to have his patrons; and since no man, however high he may now stand, can be certain that he shall not be soon thrown down from his elevation by criticism or caprice, the common interest of learning requires that her sons should cease from intestine hostilities, and, instead of sacrificing each other to malice and contempt, endeavour to avert persecution from the meanest of their fraternity. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#128. The myth of writer as, like, Asperger-style misanthrope, or, like, the Jack Nicholson, 'As Good As It Gets' - it just doesn't work, because writers, in order to write good characters, need to understand people. You need to understand your audience. You need to have so much empathy you could almost encourage empathy in others. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#129. There are a lot of great young actors coming out of England who have maybe not gone to drama school, but I wish I had. - Author: Ed Speleers
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#130. Great companies are built on great products. - Author: Elon Musk
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#131. Hegel says that Truth is a great word and the thing is greater still. With Dave we never seemed to get past the word. - Author: Iris Murdoch
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#132. As an actor, it's great to play a strong leader with a heart of gold. - Author: John C. McGinley
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#133. My political philosophy as a libertarian says that government has no business intervening in any consensual private behavior. My professional ethic as a thinker and writer, however, says that self-knowledge is our ultimate responsibility - Author: Camille Paglia
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#134. Beware of dreams! And watch your dreams day in, day out, because they are continuously there. You can watch them, and by watching them you will become unidentified with them, you will become a mirror reflecting them. And this brings great freedom. Freedom from dreams is freedom from the world. - Author: Rajneesh
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#135. This is man: a writer of books, a putter-down of words, a painter of pictures, a maker of ten thousand philosophies. He grows passionate over ideas, he hurls scorn and mockery at another's work, he finds the one way, the true way, for himself, and calls all others false
yet in the billion books upon the shelves there is not one that can tell him how to draw a single fleeting breath in peace and comfort. He makes histories of the universe, he directs the destiny of the nations, but he does not know his own history, and he cannot direct his own destiny with dignity or wisdom for ten consecutive minutes. - Author: Thomas Wolfe
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#136. A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds - one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience. - Author: David Mamet
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#137. I feel so fortunate to be one of the lucky ones who is so grateful and appreciative to know such great synonyms for thankful. - Author: Demetri Martin
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#138. People are going to wake up to this great reservoir of music we've created in America - cakewalks, one-steps, boogie-woogie, country and western. I had a bit to do with one of those traditions. - Author: Johnny Otis
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#139. I'd be the best mum ever. I would. I've got great training from my mum. - Author: Kelly Osbourne
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#140. Film is cool because it's an hour and a half to two hours. It's a great ride. It's typically three acts - beginning, middle and end. It's going on an adventure and by the end it's all cleaned up. - Author: Chris Pratt
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#141. General belief is "There is no real magic, only tricks" but a great magician compel people not to trust that belief and make them believe, after all "There does exist a real magic". - Author: Amit Kalantri
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#142. Men of great genius and large heart sow the seeds of a new degree of progress in the world, but they bear fruit only after many years. - Author: Giuseppe Mazzini
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#143. The truth is, anyone can start projects. The world is full of just-started projects that looked great at the time but were never completed. - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#144. He said there are thousands of Shadowhunters, but great love comes once in a lifetime if one is lucky, and one would be a fool to let it go. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#145. Charlie looked at the great library of scrolls. It would take a lifetime to read them all, even for a genius. So this was how they'd trapped the great Cipher, thought Charlie. She was clever enough to escape any prison. But something in her nature couldn't let the scrolls go unread. Lily's - Author: C.S. Quinn
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#146. British Israelites: The British Israelites believe the white Anglo-Saxons of Britain to be descended from the ten lost tribes of Israel deported by Sargon of Assyria on the fall of Sumeria in 721 B.C ... They further believe that the future can be foretold by the measurements of the Great Pyramid, which probably means it will be big and yellow and in the hand of the Arabs. They also believe that if you sleep with your head under the pillow a fairy will come and take all your teeth. - Author: Mike Harding
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#147. Rough Johnson, the great moralist. - Author: Lord Byron
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#148. Traveling is one of my great passions and something I do a lot of. - Author: Sabrina Lloyd
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#149. They reciprocated the great and saving lie
that our love for things is greater than our lover for our love for things
willfully playing the parts they wrote for themselves, willfully creating and believing fictions necessary for life. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#150. The love of the painter standing alone and staring, staring at the great coloured surface he is making. Standing with him in the room the rearing canvas stares back with tentative shapes halted in their growth, moving in a new rhythm from floor to ceiling. The twisted tubes, the fresh paint squeezed and smeared across the dry upon his palette. The dust beneath the easel. The paint has edged along the brushes' handles. The white light in a northern sky is silent. The window gapes as he inhales his world. His world: a rented room, and turpentine. He moves towards his half-born. He is in love. - Author: Mervyn Peake
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#151. Think of my Pleasure in Solitude, in comparison of my commerce with the world - there I am a child - there they do not know me not even my most intimate acquaintance - I give into their feelings as though I were refraining from irritating a little child - Some think me middling, others silly, other foolish - every one thinks he sees my weak side against my will; when in thruth it is with my will - I am content to be thought all this because I have in my own breast so graet a resource. This is one great reason why they like me so; because they can all show to advantage in a room, and eclipese from a certain tact one who is reckoned to be a good Poet - I hope I am not here playing tricks 'to make the angels weep': I think not: for I have not the least contempt for my species; and though it may sound paradoxical: my greatest elevations of Soul leave me every time more humbled - Enough of this - though in your Love for me you will not think it enough. - Author: John Keats
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#152. I have done good things in life. I have done bad things in life. But the beer has tasted great during both. - Author: Thurman P. Banks Jr.
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#153. Until my Yoga practice became the great facilitator of all things in my life, the integration of career, purpose and motherhood felt like an unattainable dream. - Author: Brenda Strong
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#154. The calling that has been thrust upon you is likewise as demanding and daunting. I understand how you feel, believe me. But we need you, Eena. I would say I'm sorry, but……honestly I'd have no other woman take your place. You are exactly what we need. And yes, it does require a great deal of sacrifice, but you don't have to bear these burdens alone. We are all here to help you. And believe me there isn't one of us who wouldn't give his last breath to defend yours so you might go on to heal Harrowbeth. Don't block us out. Don't think you have to stand alone. Please wake up and know that I understand. And I promise I won't say, 'I told you so.'"

The room fell quiet. Eena didn't move. Derian could see how her breathing continued smoothly in and out just as before.

"I'll give you some chocolate if you wake up." It was a last-ditch effort. "I've got plenty of it, and I don't care for the stuff. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#155. Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#156. One great reason why the rich in general have so little sympathy for the poor is because they so seldom visit them. Hence it is that one part of the world does not know what the other suffers. Many of them do not know, because they do not care to know: they keep out of the way of knowing it – and then plead their voluntary ignorance as an excuse for their hardness of heart. - Author: John Wesley
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