50 Amazing Famous Authors Quotes And Sayings

Authors are influenced by everything they’ve ever read. If you’ve read widely enough, it helps you create your own mix.-Garth Nix

Authors are influenced by everything they've ever read. If you've read widely enough, it helps you create your own mix.-Garth Nix

Great authors are admirable in this respect in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.-Andre Gide

Great authors are admirable in this respect in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.-Andre Gide

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study ‘Duh.’-Conan Brien

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study 'Duh.'-Conan Brien

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.-Francis Bacon

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.-Francis Bacon

Amazon can’t be all good or all bad. I don’t think that everything they do is evil; they’ve given a lot of authors access.-Scott Turow

Amazon can't be all good or all bad. I don't think that everything they do is evil; they've given a lot of authors access.-Scott Turow

Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.-Marie Von Ebner Eschenbach

Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.-Marie Von Ebner Eschenbach

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.-Robertson Davies

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.-Robertson Davies

Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.-Mickey Spillane

Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.-Mickey Spillane

Children’s authors don’t talk down or patronise their younger readers.-John Boyne

Children's authors don't talk down or patronise their younger readers.-John Boyne

Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.-Ken Hill

Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.-Ken Hill

Dickens is one of those authors who are well worth stealing. – George Orwell

Dickens is one of those authors who are well worth stealing. - George Orwell

Different authors write different ways, have different relationships with their audiences, and those are all legitimate.-John Green

Different authors write different ways, have different relationships with their audiences, and those are all legitimate.-John Green

Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.-Nicholas Sparks

Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.-Nicholas Sparks

God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.-Edwin Louis Cole

God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.-Edwin Louis Cole

God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.-Edwin Louis Cole

God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.-Edwin Louis Cole

Good authors mature over time it does take a while.-Richard K Morgan

Good authors mature over time it does take a while.-Richard K Morgan

Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose… anything goes.-Cole Porter

Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.-Cole Porter

I really began to love to read while in high school, and my favorite authors were my heroes J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut.-Louis Sachar

I really began to love to read while in high school, and my favorite authors were my heroes J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut.-Louis Sachar

If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own, the result can be more than the sum of its authors.-Walter Jon Williams

If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own, the result can be more than the sum of its authors.-Walter Jon Williams

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.-Joban Selden

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.-Joban Selden

I’ve always been a huge fan of apologetics. C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors.-Shane Harper

I've always been a huge fan of apologetics. C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors.-Shane Harper

I’ve always wondered why there isn’t a great French novel about the German occupation. The nouveau roman authors weren’t interested in telling that sort of thing.-Manuel Puig

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French novel about the German occupation. The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.-Manuel Puig

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.-J.K. Rowling

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.-J.K. Rowling

Many contemporary authors drink more than they write. -Maxim Gorky

Many contemporary authors drink more than they write. -Maxim Gorky

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.-Elizabeth I

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.-Elizabeth I

My advice to authors would be to try to do something original rather than to try to anticipate what the market is looking for.-Jeff Kinney

My advice to authors would be to try to do something original rather than to try to anticipate what the market is looking for.-Jeff Kinney

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.-David Viscott

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.-David Viscott

Of the female black authors, I really like Morrison’s early books a lot. But she’s really become so much a clone of Faulkner. He did it better.-Leslie Fiedler

Of the female black authors, I really like Morrison's early books a lot. But she's really become so much a clone of Faulkner. He did it better.-Leslie Fiedler

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.-Athenaeus

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.-Athenaeus

One of my favorite modern American authors is Denis Johnson. I’m deeply inspired by all of his work – I rip him off constantly.-Conor Oberst

One of my favorite modern American authors is Denis Johnson. I'm deeply inspired by all of his work - I rip him off constantly.-Conor Oberst

Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.-R.L Stine

Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.-R.L Stine

The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom.-Frederick Forsyth

The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom.-Frederick Forsyth

When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we’ll be funnier to look at than to read.-Sinclair Lewis

When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than to read.-Sinclair Lewis

Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn’t all of a sudden make us best selling authors.-Ken Hill

Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.-Ken Hill

I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe.-Daniel Denett

I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own-Daniel Denett