writer quotes

I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published.Lynn Abbey

I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command.Lynn Abbey

As a writer, you have to first of all write what you want to. Listen to advice, by all means, but don't get bogged down in it.Joe Abercrombie

I'm a fast writer.J. J. Abrams

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.Dean Acheson

I burned out my drawing hand by using it too much. The common word for it is writer's cramp. The fancy words for it are focal dystonia. The symptom in my case was a pinky finger that went spastic when I tried to draw.Scott Adams

A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.Joseph Addison

My mom worked as a pharmacist, but she is one of the best storytellers I know. My sister is a gospel and opera singer and my brother, who passed away, was a writer.Tunde Adebimpe

I'm a writer. An amateur photographer. An actor.Ben Affleck

I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.Jenny Agutter

In my early 30s, I started to realise I was avoiding something on a personal level, but also as a writer. I was in denial about who I was, and was trying to be someone who I was not.Ayad Akhtar

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.Edward Albee

My purpose as a writer is to communicate in such a way as to challenge the thinking of readers and touch their hearts.Randy Alcorn

What I always wanted to get seen as was as a good actor, when it was the acting I was doing. When I'm writing, I want to try to be seen as a good writer.Alan Alda

I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity.Brian Aldiss

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.Nelson Algren

People always want to identify a writer with their protagonist.Monica Ali

I like Beryl Bainbridge a great deal, and she is a writer who absolutely demands to be read a second, third, and fourth time. I admire her great courage in leaving so much unsaid and asking the reader to really engage her brain.Monica Ali

I was always an outsider, always standing outside, observing and trying to figure things out. Which is exactly what you need to do as a writer, I suppose.Monica Ali

I find myself really feeling like it's possible that maybe the greater contribution I'm going to be able to make through this next phase of my life might be as a writer writing wonderful parts for women, or even writing wonderful parts for myself, you know?Karen Allen