writer quotes

So I had a ghostwriter, they call them, or somebody who is an experienced writer, to help. I've got the ideas in my head, it's getting them properly on paper.Bruce Boxleitner

I don't buy into the idea that an Irish writer should write about Ireland, or a gay writer should write about being gay.John Boyne

I wrote my first book at 20, but my whole focus from about the age of 12 was to be a writer.John Boyne

It's not easy making a living as a writer, and for many years I worked at a Waterstones in Dublin. It was a good environment for an aspiring writer, with lots of events and authors appearing.John Boyne

Except I'm aware that as a writer you can't get away with as much writing for children as you can with adults. Children have much more finely tuned senses of justice, morals, and ethics. They are much more Platonic: children are symmetrical, before we begin to fragment them with our own nonsensical ideas and squelch their natural joy in knowledge.Alan Bradley

I'm not a very creative person, you know? I'm not really an art person. I'm not a great reader or writer or artist or musician.Tom Brady

As a writer, you live in such isolation. It's hard to imagine your book has a life beyond you.Ann Brashares

If you can be anything else but a writer, be it.Kate Braverman

To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.James Henry Breasted

I can see how a relationship with a writer would be an easy thing.Jeff Bridges

Read good books. Read bad books - and figure out why you don't like them. Then don't do it when you write. If you are a science fiction or fantasy writer, going to conventions and attending panels is very useful.Patricia Briggs

I certainly don't think I would have been asked to pose for Rage if I wasn't a known writer.Poppy Z. Brite

In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn't read the one until after I'd written the other.Poppy Z. Brite

My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove.Poppy Z. Brite

I haven't got a writer's discipline.Jim Broadbent

If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination.Harold Brodkey

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.Joseph Brodsky

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.Tom Brokaw

If you want to be a writer, just write. There's no magic to it.Albert Brooks

Listen, there are some movies that are set in stone and the writer or the director does not want to change, but I've never worked on a movie, including my own, that didn't take advantage of a rehearsal process.Albert Brooks