Authors Quotes

Some judge of authors’ names, not works, and then; Nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men.

Someone told a newly published author that every word in his book could be found in another book. Stunned, the author requested a copy of that other book. The man sent him a dictionary.

Those authors are to be read at schools that supply most axioms of prudence.

The most important part of the title is the comma. Because it seems to me that I am that comma. (of his book “East, West”, 1994)

While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead we rate them by his best.

Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.

When I was a ten-year-old book worm and used to kiss the dust jacket pictures of authors as if they were icons, it used to amaze me that these remote people could provoke me to love.

It is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all that he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words, or his reader will certainly misunderstand them. Generally, also, a downright fact may be told in a […]

The best time for planning a book is while you are doing dishes.

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it come as sincerely from the author’s soul.