writer quotes

David Mamet we all know is a great screenplay writer and playwright and a great director. If you like him, you like him. If you hate him, you really hate him. He's someone who's into controversy, you know what I mean? That's David Mamet.Tom Hardy

I don't think I've ever had a mentor. The closest thing is my friend Christopher Fowler, another writer. Chris kept me sane for a long time before I made it.Joanne Harris

The voiceover thing is very selfless. You go in there and they've hired you for your voice, but they know exactly what they want, and the writer's there and he knows exactly how it's supposed to be said. So you can't really argue with them, you just have to let them tell you what to do and then do it.Neil Patrick Harris

But as a writer and performer, I want to get paid for what I do.Debbie Harry

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas, and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.Michael Hayden

There isn't any distinction between a reader and a writer - reading is so much a part of it.Dermot Healy

I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.Ben Hecht

Reason is a fine thing, but it is not the only thing available to a writer. It's just part of the arsenal of many things available to a storyteller. Revelation, for example.Mark Helprin

Once, in an interview with 'V' magazine, I said that I preferred Fitzgerald to Hemingway. I think that Hemingway is an amazing writer, but by being related to him, I had it in my head that I had to like him.Dree Hemingway

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.Ernest Hemingway

When you're an actor working in the theater, you would never say anything to the writer, never alter the dialogue, never dream to ask for changes.Jill Hennessy

I always wanted to be a film-maker when I was younger, not an actor. I was an eight-year-old who dreamed of being a writer on 'The Simpsons,' which was a weird dream to have. But I started taking acting classes as a way to learn how to direct actors and I sort of fell in love with it.Jonah Hill

I directed my first music video for Sara Bareilles. I like writing and directing. I co-wrote '21 Jump Street' and I'm in that. To me, they all inform the other one. I think writing makes you a better actor, acting makes you a better writer, directing makes you better at both. To me, I'm just trying to learn as much as possible.Jonah Hill

Writing is as big a part of my career as acting is, financially and time wise. So, yeah, I love it. That's all I wanted to do since I was young was be a writer. So that and acting are the two most important aspects of my career.Jonah Hill

A writer's work is to witness things.Edward Hoagland

I want to be a writer. I do not want to spend 40 hours a week handling e-mails, formatting covers, finding editors, etc.Amanda Hocking

My biggest superhero of writing is Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine fabulist. He's an amazingly perceptive writer, but also willing to make a joke.John Hodgman

Part of the transaction between writer and reader is the pleasure of building a community and encouraging people to play along.John Hodgman

The epiphany for me was that I wasn't a writer, and I had to do something with these texts. I put them in the streets as posters.Jenny Holzer

For me, one of the privileges of being a writer is to poke your nose around and learn about worlds you don't know.Gavid Hood