writer quotes

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.Jim Bishop

One of the inspirations for my becoming a writer was the baseball board game Strat-O-Matic.H. G. Bissinger

Why did I become a writer? Because I grew up in New York City, and there were seven newspapers in New York City, and my family was an inveterate reader of newspapers and I loved holding a paper in my hand. It was something sacred.H. G. Bissinger

I have always been a singer, a writer, and a musician, not as a prodigy or as in a trade handed to me by my parents, but because of an inner voice or maybe a command from beyond reality as it is usually defined.Frank Black

You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor.Frank Black

I'm not a great joke writer, which is odd for a comic to say, but I'm not.Lewis Black

A writer never reads his work. For him, it is the unreadable, a secret, and he cannot remain face to face with it. A secret, because he is separated from it.Maurice Blanchot

A good writer is always a people watcher.Judy Blume

When I was growing up, I dreamed about becoming a cowgirl, a detective, a spy, a great actress, or a ballerina. Not a dentist, like my father, or a homemaker, like my mother - and certainly not a writer, although I always loved to read.Judy Blume

I have written, probably, more books for children than any other writer, from story-books to plays, and can claim to know more about interesting children than most.Enid Blyton

I started out as a writer and a director. I started acting because I wanted to know how to relate to the actors. When people ask me what I do, I don't really say that I'm an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles.Chadwick Boseman

In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.Alain de Botton

I wasn't that great a chef, and I don't think I'm that great a writer.Anthony Bourdain

I'm a pretty decent writer. It comes easy to me. I don't agonize over sentences. I write like I talk. I try to make them good books.Anthony Bourdain

In college, I think I probably positioned myself as an aspiring writer, meaning I dressed sort of extravagantly and adopted all the semi-Byronic affectations, as if I were writing, although I wasn't actually doing any writing.Anthony Bourdain

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.Catherine Drinker Bowen

Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.Catherine Drinker Bowen

The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.Elizabeth Bowen

I don't call myself a writer.Bruce Boxleitner

Basically I started to jot notes, lots of faxes back and forth to my writer, we faxed ideas throughout the whole first draft, and started all over again.Bruce Boxleitner