writer quotes

I want to be a writer someday.Andrea Barber

For a writer, and particularly a writer of my genre, which is the fantastical, I think that it's to my advantage to feel remote from and disconnected from the world of deal making.Clive Barker

Theatre should be a taxing experience: the greatest achievement of a writer is to produce a character who creates anxiety.Howard Barker

In Britain I'm sometimes regarded as a suspiciously Europeanized writer, who has this rather dubious French influence.Julian Barnes

I always was a writer, but then I wanted to do stand-up because I thought that was a way that I could perform what I wrote.Roseanne Barr

But he knew people and he was head writer for Have Gun Will Travel, and if you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west, we can say the same lines.Majel Barrett

I think journalism is useful training for a writer in the way it takes the preciousness out of the pragmatic side of the craft.Kevin Barry

A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate.John Barton

Men whose sense of taste is destroyed by sickness, sometimes think honey sour. A diseased eye does not see many things which do exist, and notes many things which do not exist. The same thing frequently takes place with regard to the force of words, when the critic is inferior to the writer.Saint Basil

I wanted to be a writer since I was in high school, but I never thought it was possible.Ellen Bass

Garrison Keillor read several of my poems on 'The Writer's Almanac' and I've heard from listeners nationally and internationally. That's one of the great gifts of email.Ellen Bass

It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity.Ferdinand Christian Baur

Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don't understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well.Jennifer Beals

It's often been said that I'm an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I've never known what to make of that.Ann Beattie

While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story.Ann Beattie

Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.Ann Beattie

For me, as a writer who comes from quite a naturalistic tradition, British screenwriting is quite delicate, quite small, and rarified in a way.Simon Beaufoy

The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.Simone de Beauvoir

To begin impatiently is the worst mistake a writer can make.Antony Beevor

I wanted to be a writer as a teen... so storytelling was my first love. In my late teens, design became an obsession as I realized that I could express myself through the medium. Much later, when I founded Fuseproject in 1999, our slogan became 'design brings stories to life.'Yves Behar