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People have no idea what a hard job it is for two writers to be friends. Sooner or later you have to talk about each other's work. - Anatole Broyard


I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print. - John Mortimer


It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave. - Anatole Broyard


A whole generation of writers dined out on the dialectic between original cultures and their culture by 'progress.' They became travelling salesmen of metaphors. - Anatole Broyard


The manners of mankind do not differ so widely as our voyage writers would make us believe. Perhaps it would be more entertaining to add a few surprising customs of my own invention, but nothing seems to me so agreeable as truth. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences. - Gore Vidal


Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. - Wystan Hugh Auden


In writing advertising it must always be kept in mind that the customer often knows more about the goods than the advertising writers because they have had experience in buying them, and any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled. - John Wanamaker


Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for? - Alice Walker