Subject: Communication » Reading/Writing

The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.

(1889 – 1945) actor, author & humorist

Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar.

(1918 – 2006) American writer

I'm writing a book… I have all the page numbers down, now I just have to fill in the rest.

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer

I never thought you could win a Pulitzer just for quoting Tommy Lasorda correctly.

(1919 – 1998) American sportswriter

Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons!

If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many it’s research.

I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.

fictional character from the book series by A. A. Milne

He makes his living from ham to mouth.

(1836 – 1911) English dramatist, librettist, poet & illustrator

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

(1906 – 1998) English-born American comedian

If you miss one issue of any magazine, it will be the issue that contains the article, story or installment you were most anxious to read.

I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.

(1945 – ) comedian, actor, writer, playwright & musician

The legibility of a copy is inversely proportional to its importance.

If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth.

(1928 – ) American psychologist & advice columnist

Composers shouldn't think too much—it interferes with their plagiarism.

(1896 – 1983) American actor

I wrote a script and gave it to a guy that reads scripts and he read it and said he really likes it, but he thinks I need to rewrite it; I said, f**k that, I'll just make a copy.

(1968 – 2005) American stand-up comedian

I’m writing an unauthorized autobiography.

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer

Those who abhor history are compelled to rewrite it.

David Gerrold (1944 – ) science fiction author

If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when reading.

(1878 – 1937) humorist, journalist & author

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round.

(1935 – ) British author

I bought a dictionary, and the first thing I did was look up dictionary… it said “you’re an asshole.”

(1973 – ) American comedian

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.

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