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Quiet people have the loudest minds.
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.
Be positive. Stay happy and don't let the negativity of the world get you down.
That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.
Realize that "I Can't" usually means "I won't"!
It was one of the dullest speeches I ever heard. The Agee woman told us for three quarters of an hour how she came to write her beastly book, when a simple apology was all that was required.
Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten.
Every journey will take us to somewhere even if at the beginning it looks like taking us to nowhere!
No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep, it's meant to make you jump out of your bed in your underwear and run and beat the author's brains out.
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
Shine your soul with the same egoless humility as the rainbow and no matter where you go in this world or the next, love will find you, attend you, and bless you.
. . . All artists’ work is autobiographical. Any writer’s work is a map of their psyche. You can really see what their concerns are, what their obsessions are, and what interests them.
If you cannot judge a book by its cover, surely we should not judge an author by one book alone?
Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell
Don't say Fili, sister. Say Pili. In Tagalog, pili means to choose. Pino means fine. Pilipino equals 'fine choice.
The standard personality type for a writer is a shy megalomaniac.
I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.
A world without poetry and art would be too much like one without birds or flowers: bearable but a lot less enjoyable.
To say that Agatha Christie’s characters are cardboard cut-outs is an insult to cardboard cut-outs.
Books are for nothing but to inspire
This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.
An author really ought to have nothing but flowers in the room where he works.
There's an epigram tacked to my office bulletin board, pinched from a magazine -- "Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pâté.
The finder of his theme will be at no loss for words.
I'm not interested in the reviews by critics over the age of 15.
Fool! Nothing but black ink runs through my veins!
A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.
A poet is a verb that blossoms light in gardens of dawn, or sometimes midnight.
There is bad in all good authors: what a pity the converse isn't true!
There are so many good authors; there's no shortage of them.
Man is a tireless traveller wandering in the dark valleys of his past!
Time (again, Time) like the soul, wears many faces, many bodies and climates and attitudes. The past is one face, the present a second and the future yet another.
I never reread what I've written. I'm far too afraid to feel ashamed of what I've done.
You don't need to be a scientist to know how powerful your imagination is.
Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts.
One kind of good book should leave you asking: how did the author know that about me?
[Science fiction is] out in the mainstream now. You can tell by the way mainstream literary authors pillage SF while denying they're writing it!
It's better not to know authors personally, because the real person never corresponds to the image you form of him from reading his books.
Whatever you are looking for is also looking for you. You see, don't only look. Be available and ready when it shows up
One man is as good as another until he has written a book.
For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrowers, among good authors is accounted Plagiarè.
Bare lists of words are found suggestive to an imaginative and excited mind.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
The headlines are never in the news! And so, what I am saying is the news is never on the headlines
I don’t think writers compete, I think they’re all doing separate things in their own style.
Free time is a terrible thing to waste. Read a book.
Most gothics are overplotted novels whose success or failure hinges on the author's ability to make you believe in the characters and partake of the mood.
The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction.
When you get some free time, write. When you get some lazy time, plan. When you get down time, world build. When your time comes, shine!
Book sense makes sense because someone has gone through it before and able to share it with you. Your job is to listen and discern.