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My thoughts about writers


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My thoughts about writers

  1. 1. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
  2. 2. Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.
  3. 3. The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.
  4. 4. The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.
  5. 5. Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
  6. 6. If you wish to be a writer; Write!
  7. 7. An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards.
  8. 8. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
  9. 9. An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
  10. 10. A book should be luminous not voluminous.
  11. 11. Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
  12. 12. The pen is mightier than the sword.
  13. 13. Writers are the main landmarks of the past.
  14. 14. Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
  15. 15. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
  16. 16. I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
  17. 17. Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
  18. 18. A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.
  19. 19. To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
  20. 20. Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
  21. 21. A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
  22. 22. It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
  23. 23. If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.
  24. 24. The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it.
  25. 25. He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line.
  26. 26. Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
  27. 27. All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
  28. 28. You can never correct your work well until you have forgotten it.
  29. 29. Nothing written for pay is worth printing. Only what has been written against the market.
  30. 30. I love being a writer, what I can't stand is the paperwork.
  31. 31. A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
  32. 32. Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory.
  33. 33. When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
  34. 34. For a country to have a great writer is like having another government. That's why no régime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
  35. 35. You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say.
  36. 36. Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice, but everyone has a book in them.
  37. 37. I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
  38. 38. Writers never get a very good deal in Hollywood.
  39. 39. Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to.
  40. 40. Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.
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