writer quotes

While I was in college becoming a good Catholic I was also becoming a writer - one haunted by Catholicism.Julianna Baggott

So I really began as a failed poet - although when I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.Nicholson Baker

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.Russell Baker

My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative.Bob Balaban

I often compare putting a hotel together to old-time movie production. You come up with a story line, you hire the writer, the director, the stars, the set designer.Andre Balazs

I want to be an honest man and a good writer.James A. Baldwin

The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all.James A. Baldwin

I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around.Christian Bale

I've always felt that I would rather see an actor, writer, or musician's work, rather than actually know the person. If you know too much about an artist, it somehow lessens their ability to do their work as well.Christian Bale

I think there's a lot of interesting stuff on TV. I feel much more optimistic about TV than I do about movies. There will always be good movies but I think, for the most part, it's always going to be a huge fight to get those movies made. TV is the best place to be as a writer, I think.J. G. Ballard

I feel in some ways I've had a difficult life. And it makes me the kind of writer I am, in what I value, what I respect, what I hold dear.Melissa Bank

When I sit down to write, I don't have any real goals except to follow one good sentence with another... I'm not the kind of writer who has a map.Melissa Bank

As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of.Iain Banks

As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book.Iain Banks

For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant.Russell Banks

The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized the apprenticeship of a writer.Russell Banks

Dostoevsky is such a bad writer it is hard to take him seriously as a novelist, though he is a wonderful philosopher.John Banville

I think I'm less the writer than I'm the written.John Banville

I suppose it's possible that a writer would have feeling for his characters, but I can't see how, because writing is such a meticulous, intricate, technical business. I wish I could say that I love my characters and that frequently they take over the book and run away with the plot and so on. But they don't exist.John Banville

I've been wrestling with Kafka since I was an adolescent. I think he's a great aphorist, a great letter writer, a great diarist, a great short story writer, and a great novelist - I'd put novelist last.John Banville