Subject: Communication » Reading/Writing

A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point.

(1802 – 1870) American writer & editor

If you only read one book in your life… I highly recommend you keep your mouth shut.

(1967 – ) English comedian

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

The best tribute a French translator can pay Shakespeare is not to translate him.

(1872 – 1956) English essayist, parodist & caricaturist

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.

(1937 – ) comedian & television actor

Anything in parentheses can be ignored.

George Moore wrote excellent English until he discovered grammar.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

His writing is rumble and bumble, flap and doodle, balder and dash.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.

(1767 – 1845) 7th U.S. president

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

(1889 – 1945) actor, author & humorist

I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.

(1906 – 1972) pianist, composer, author, comedian & actor

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

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

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.

(1930 – ) American author and billiard player, teacher & commentator

In my opinion I think that the author when he is writing should not get into the habit of making use of too many unnecessary words which he does not really need.

The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.

(1826 – 1877) English economist & journalist

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

(1904 – 1963) American journalist

Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

A beginning, a muddle, and an end.

(1922 – 1985) English poet & novelist

My girlfriend does her nails with white-out; when she's asleep, I go over there and write misspelled words on them.

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer

Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.

If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic.

(1928 – ) playwright

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