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Writer Quotes

writer quotes

I'm thought to be a tough writer, but I'm really a softie.V. S. Naipaul

I don't remember ever having writer's block. If I sit in there for four hours, I'll usually have something.Randy Newman

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.Anais Nin

I wanted to be a writer first, and I struck out in the world to be a writer first, and then found stand-up as a more creative outlet, as a 3D way to be creative.B. J. Novak

When I was growing up, my idea of a writer was someone like Sven Hassel, that mysterious Danish author who wrote thrillers about men clambering over walls and getting tangled in barbed wire.Andrew O'Hagan

It's always hard when you're playing someone for a lot of people out there who are going to see the movie after reading the books. There's a communion between a reader and the writer, so people will have an idea who Sirius Black is and I might not be everyone's idea of that.Gary Oldman

A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.Michael Ondaatje

Studios, to cut through the clutter, want recognisable titles. But that does not excuse you, as a writer, from having an original story.Roberto Orci

My brother is a comic-book writer, and I was always in love with comics.Adrianne Palicki

I'm not a writer's writer. I'm not a craftsman. I could be, and that would be a one-book-a-year operation.James Patterson

A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.Charles Peguy

A good journalist, as you know, is a great listener. And so's a good writer. And I got to listen to people for almost 20 years. That serves me well, I hope, when I try to understand how a character might be feeling, or how they might react.Louise Penny

I started out as a writer. Poetry and prose and also kind of satirical David Sedaris-esque stuff.Pauley Perrette

I am the worlds laziest writer.Oscar Peterson

I consider myself a writer who happens to write about history, rather than a historian. I was an English major in college. What I've learned about history is in the field, so to speak. Going into the archives and working with it directly.Nathaniel Philbrick

I did that for 40 years or more. I never had any writer's block. I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter - now, computer - lit up a cigarette.Frederik Pohl

I think it takes about a million words to make a writer. I mean that you're going to throw away.Jerry Pournelle

Out of grad school, I worked as a tech writer for a while before going into computer coding for a living.Richard Powers

I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does. You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint. You're a writer because this is what you do.Richard Price

Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write.J. B. Priestley