Irwin Shaw

Irwin Shaw

was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies.
An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.More Irwin Shaw quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much.More Irwin Shaw quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am forced to say that I have many fiercer critics than myself.More Irwin Shaw quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Horror would not annoy a soldier any more than the sight of a hammer annoys a carpenter. It is sentimental to pretend that horror is not the tool of the soldier, just as the hammer is the tool of the carpenter. We live off death and the threat of death and we must take it calmly and use it well.... Eventually I came to enjoy killing, as a pianist enjoys the Czerny which keeps his fingers limber for the Beethoven.More Irwin Shaw quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not as hopeful as I was when I was youngMore Irwin Shaw quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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