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Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.
Writers and Writing
Walter Bagehot

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The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers.
Books - Reading
Stan Barstow

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No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
Language
Aubrey Beardsley

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Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
Writers and Writing
Thomas Berger

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Great writers are the saints for the godless.
Writers and Writing
Anita Brookner

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Writers are the main landmarks of the past.
Writers and Writing
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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Writers are always selling somebody out.
Writers and Writing
Joan Didion

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I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers.
Editing and Editors
T. S. Eliot

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Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
Writers and Writing
T. S. Eliot

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Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.
Writers and Writing
Edna Ferber

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Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
Writers and Writing
Edward M. Forster

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The cure for writers cramp is writer's block.
Writers and Writing
Inigo de Leon

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The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.
Writers and Writing
W. Somerset Maugham

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Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
Writers and Writing
Octavio Paz

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Editing is the same as quarreling with writers -- same thing exactly.
Editing and Editors
Harold Wallace Ross

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Whores and writers, Mahound. We are the people you can't forgive.
Writers and Writing
Salman Rushdie

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Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.
Books - Reading
Steven Spielberg

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Writers are a little below the clowns and a little above the trained seals.
Writers and Writing
John Steinbeck

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Damn the subjunctive. It brings all our writers to shame.
Grammar
Mark Twain

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Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.
Audiences
Gore Vidal

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun