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Writer Quotes

writer quotes

No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn't get paid.Irwin Shaw

I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans.Irwin Shaw

You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer.Irwin Shaw

I grew up. I began to think the United States had some problems that really required the help of artistic people to solve. And I gave myself permission to be a writer instead of a civil servant.Wallace Shawn

Anyone watching '30 Rock' always knew Tina Fey was playing a fictionalized version of herself, a workaholic comedy writer who also plays one on TV. She's the boss; Liz Lemon just works here.Rob Sheffield

I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed.Dan Simmons

No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published.Dan Simmons

I have a certain sensibility that I bring to my writing that comes from knowing two things: what I as a reader like to read, and what as a writer I am capable of. I know my own limits. I know there are things I cannot do.Paullina Simons

I wanted to be a writer, to write these stories that would make people see the world in a different way. But I ended up going to business school because I thought I could ultimately get to where I wanted to go faster that way.Jeffrey Skoll

Brooklyn is kind of my writer's retreat.Tracy K. Smith

Many people have compared me to the Victorian adventure writer, Rider Haggard. I accept that as a compliment. As a boy growing up in Central Africa I read all Haggard's African novels.Wilbur Smith

I just can't get used to the idea of being somebody unreal in people's minds. I can't live my life like that. And it's just anathema to being a writer. It's not healthy.Zadie Smith

One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that you're not aware there was a writer there.Stephen Sondheim

I definitely want to act and I want to sing. If those two fall through, I want to become a writer, probably, like a songwriter for other people, or a novel writer. I write a lot, and I read a lot. I like reading fiction.Cassie Steele

I've never been a model, I was an actress for like a minute, but I've always been a writer. That's where I'm going to stay.Karrine Steffans

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.John Steinbeck

It's really important to me to keep growing as a writer, to look for new challenges and be harshly critical of my own work in order to learn and tell better stories.J. Michael Straczynski

Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.Theodore Sturgeon

The writer's duty is to keep on writing.William Styron

I'm not the type of woman who shows off my body; I'm a vocalist and I'm a writer and I think people see that more so than they see anything else. That's just who I am.Jazmine Sullivan