Writers

  • Importance in literature is unimportant.Good writing matters and only good writing.


    literature, Writers

  • What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.


    literature, Reading, Writers

  • An autobiography can distort; facts can be realigned.But fiction never lies; it reveals the writer totally.


    Auto-biography, Fiction, Writers

  • An extreme form of literary criticism. On Salman Rushdie's fatwa


    Criticism, Islam, Religion, Writers

  • He just knew a few middle-class Indians in the garden boys whom he wished to seduce. On E.M.Forster


    India, Writers

  • Bogus students taking bogus courses in bogus writing. I would take poison rather than do this for a living.


    Education, Writers

  • He was a Dramatist who had discovered himself and who had given so ungrudgingly of his discovery to the world


    Conceit, Drama, Theatre, Writers

  • It used to be the convention that women writers should be plain and dowdy. Now we have gone to the other extreme and built them on extravagantly decorative lines.


    Women, Writers

  • When writing plays, I have in mind a particular type of theatre–goer, ‘Aunt Edna ‘, a respectable middle class, middle-aged, maiden lady.
    [Attributed to]


    Writers

  • I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.


    Writers

  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.


    Writers

  • Anyone could write a novel given six weeks, pen, paper and no telephone or wife.


    Authors, Writers

  • The art of writing, like the art of love, runs all the way from a kind of routine, hard to distinguish from piling bricks, to a kind of frenzy closely related to delirium tremens.


    Writers

  • If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that is read by persons who move their lips when reading.


    Writers

  • No man, except a blockhead, ever wrote except for money.


    Writers

  • Read over your compositions and where-ever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.


    Writers

  • No plagiarist can excuse the wrong by showing how much of his work he did not pirate.


    Writers

  • You just have to work with what God sends and if God doesn’t seem to understand the concept of commercial success, then that’s your bad luck.


    Authors, Writers

  • Authors with a mortgage never get writers block.


    Authors, Writers

  • In the mind as in the body, there is the necessity of getting rid of waste and the man of literary habits will write for the fire as well as for the press.


    Writers

  • The biggest obstacle to professional writers is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.


    Writers