Authors Quotes

I was sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authors because they have a sad habit of dying off.

An author departs, he does not die.

I have been an author for 22 years and an ass for 55.

Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.

An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency.

When the Germans made their rapid advance through Belgium in the early summer of 1940, they captured, among other things, Mr. P. G. Wodehouse, who had been living throughout the early part of the war in his villa at Le Touquet, and seems not to have realised until the last moment that he was in […]

It is easy to criticize an author, but difficult to appreciate him.

It is advantageous to an authour, that his book should be attacked as well as praised. Fame is a shuttlecock. If it be struck only at one end of the room, it will soon fall to the ground. To keep it up, it must be struck at both ends.

When we encounter a natural style we are always surprised and delighted, for we thought to see an author and found a man.

A work of art has an author and yet, when it is perfect, it has something which is anonymous about it.