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I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college... I did other things. (Quote by - Jackie Kennedy)

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes. (Quote by - Karl Kraus)

Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing; for life itself is a writer's love until death. (Quote by - Edna Ferber)

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. (Quote by - Richard Bach)

Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent. (Quote by - James Baldwin)

Writer's block.. when one curses the blinking cursor on the blank page. (Quote by - Regina Brett)

He (the writer) warns the heads of parties against believing their own lies. (Quote by - John Arbuthnot)

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile. (Quote by - Sinclair Lewis)

If you wish to be a writer, write. (Quote by - Epictetus)

A genius can never expect to have a good time anywhere, if he is a genuine article, but America is about the last place in which life will be endurable at all for an inspired writer of any kind. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say (Quote by - Raymond Chandler)

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. (Quote by - Ernest Hemingway)

I have a much greater ambition to be the best racket player than the best prose writer. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research. (Quote by - Wilson Mizner)

Being a writer is a rather hazardous occupation and there is a horribly high rate of writers who barely have the money for the paper and pen they use for their craft. (Quote by - Herbert Gold)

You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else. (Quote by - Grace Paley)

Despite the fact that I had a writing background, they didn't want to accept whatever ideas I had as a writer. (Quote by - John Amos)

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. (Quote by - André Gide)

Pure gold in triplicate - as a performer, a writer and a friend. (Quote by - Ronnie Corbett)

If you can come up with a snappy little slogan, then you have a future in winning tagline competitions or being a political speech writer. (Quote by - Mark Hansen)

The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt (Quote by - Calvin Trillin)

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. (Quote by - Josh Billings)

I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it. (Quote by - Roger Angell)


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