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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #authors

Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion, both positively for a work and negatively against the competition. I don't do this and can't stomach it, honestly.

R. A. Salvatore

#also #authors #both #competition #honestly

The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.

George Sand

#indestructible #obsession #trade #violent

Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.

Mickey Spillane

#chimney #coming #down #history #i

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.


#best #burn #drink #friends #old

i want to never settle for anything less than my soul on paper.

Jonathan Culver

#artists #authors #writing #art

I lived in a big bunkhouse of thirty farm workers with Leroy, who was a stranger to me in many ways because he was always talking about unions and unity. But he had a way of explaining the meanings of words in utter simplicity, like "work" which he translated into "power," and "power" into "security." I was drawn to him because I felt that he had lived in many places where the courage of men was tested with the cruelest weapons conceivable.

Carlos Bulosan

#filipino #filipino-american #filipino-authors #unions #courage

Unfortunately, these days, 'literary' writing seems to have become synonymous with 'showy' writing, writing that is beautiful but doesn't tell a story. This is a misguided trend. If today's 'literary' writers would look back only one or two hundred years at real literary writers like Dostoyevsky, Poe, Conrad, Melville, they would find momentous stories--not just pretty writing--at the core of almost all of their great works.

Noah Lukeman

#literary-writing #pretty-writing #beauty

I believe that a good children's book should appeal to all people who have not completely lost their original joy and wonder in life. The fact is that I don't make books for children at all. I make them for that part of us, of myself and of my friends, which has never changed, which is still a child.

Leo Lionni


I believe that half the trouble in the world comes from people asking 'What have I achieved?' rather than 'What have I enjoyed?' I've been writing about a subject I love as long as I can remember--horses and the people associated with them, anyplace, anywhere, anytime. I couldn't be happier knowing that young people are reading my books. But even more important to me is that I've enjoyed so much the writing of them.

Walter Farley

#authors #be-yourself #enjoy-life #follow-your-dreams #inspirational

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.

Alain de Botton

#authors #because #books #booksellers #destination

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