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No one ever graduates from Bible study until he meets its Author face to face.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The devil is the author of confusion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a book comes from the heart it will contrive to reach other hearts. All art and author craft are of small account to that.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An author is often obscure to the reader because they proceed from the thought to expression than like the reader from the expression to the thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honorable to which a man can be called?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think of an author as somebody who goes into the marketplace and puts down his rug and says, I will tell you a story, and then he passes the hat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first thing an unpublished author should remember is that no one asked him to write in the first place. With this firmly in mind, he has no right to become discouraged just because other people are being published.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whatever an author puts between the two covers of his book is public property; whatever of himself he does not put there is his private property, as much as if he had never written a word.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Necessity is the author of change.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The older author is constantly rediscovering himself in the more or less fossilized productions of his earlier years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all that he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his readers is sure to skip them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whiskey has killed more men than bullets, but most men would rather be full of whiskey than bullets. What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The two most engaging powers of a good author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Choose an author as you choose a friend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An author once told me I must find my muse before I could write. When I finally found her, she was wearing a rubber helmet, a latex catsuit, a very tight corset, an armbinder, and ballet-toe boots with seven inch heels. I suspect I am not meant to be a writer.More [07/31/2005 12:07:00]
“No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.”More [04/26/2007 12:04:00]
[Holmes, Watson and Elizabeth are walking across the courtyard, when a voice causes them to look up]
Waxflatter: Holmes! Elizabeth! I think I have solved all of the problems!
John Watson: [looking up] Who's that?
Elizabeth Hardy: My Uncle.
Sherlock Holmes: Rupert T. Waxflatter. Retired schoolmaster, degrees in Chemistry and Biology, well versed in Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics. Author of 27 books.
[Holmes walks on]
Elizabeth Hardy: And most people think he's a lunatic.
[Elizabeth walks on]
John Watson: Why?
[Waxflatter launches his flying machine]
John Watson: Oh, my God!More [05/10/2007 12:05:00]
The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn’t understand the horse dealer’s language.More [06/23/2007 12:06:00]
No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.More [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.More [08/21/2007 12:08:00]
Gail Wallens: Author of "Hostage Terrorist, Terrorist Hostage: A study in duality." Dr. Hasseldorf, what can we expect in the next few hours?
Dr. Hasseldorf: Well, Gail, by this time the hostages will be going through the early stages of the Helsinki Syndrome.
Harvey Johnson: As in Helsinki, Sweden.
Dr. Hasseldorf: Finland.More [09/04/2007 12:09:00]
Magic works differently for every author who's written for the series.More [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Finian McLonergan: How are things in Glocca Morra?
Og: Oh, alas, alack, and willy-wally! I weep for Ireland.
Finian McLonergan: Why, what's happened?
Og: A blight has fallen over Ireland!
Finian McLonergan: The British are back?
Og: Never have I seen such a curse befall a folk in all me four hundrend and fifty... nine years! Poor Ireland!
Finian McLonergan: Poor Ireland!
Og: Suffering Ireland! The native land!
Finian McLonergan: Me native land! A fine lot of faery folk you are! You and your associates letting all this happen! Why don't you wish it away?
Og: We've lost the power!
Finian McLonergan: You've lost the power to make wishes? What has Ireland to live for now! Answer me that!
Og: Doom and gloom! DOOOOOOOOM AND GLOOOOOOOOM!
Finian McLonergan: Who's the author of this foul outrage?
Og: A monster, McLonnergan!
Finian McLonergan: A monster? You mean the old flame-breathing type with the head of a dragon?
Og: Oh, no, this is a tiny wee monster, about... your size.
Finian McLonergan: Lead me to him! Who is this monster?
Og: You'll excuse me for pointing, Mr. McLonnergan... but it's you.More [11/09/2007 12:11:00]
Kate Libby: 'God gave men brains larger than dogs so they wouldn't hump women's legs at cocktail parties.' - Ruth Libby.
Teacher: I'm not sure your mother counts as a significant author of the 20th century.
Kate Libby: Her last book sold 2 million copies.More [01/16/2008 12:01:00]
Oscar Piper:
I oughta be a detective in the movies.



Hildegarde Withers:
You could do all the acting, and the author could solve the crime.

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Peggy Day:
Oh I wish I could make a little money writing the way you do!



Nancy Blake:
If you wrote the way I do that's just what you'd make



Sylvia Fowler:
Your not a very popular author are you dear?



Nancy Blake:
Not with you

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Lt. Barney Greenwald:
And now we come to the man who should have stood trial. The Caine's favorite author. The Shakespeare whose testimony nearly sunk us all. Tell 'em, Keefer.



Lt. Tom Keefer:
No, you go ahead. You're telling it better.



Lt. Barney Greenwald:
You ought to read his testimony. He never even HEARD of Captain Queeg!



Lt. Steve Maryk:
Let's forget it, Barney.



Lt. Barney Greenwald:
Queeg was sick, he couldn't help himself. But you, you're real healthy. Only you didn't have one-tenth the guts that he had.



Lt. Tom Keefer:
Except I never fooled myself, Mr. Greenwald.



Lt. Barney Greenwald:
I wanna drink a toast to you, Mr. Keefer. From the beginning you hated the Navy. And then you thought up this whole idea and you managed to keep your skirts nice and starched and clean, even in the court martial. Steve Maryk will always be remembered as a mutineer. But you, you'll publish your novel, you'll make a million bucks, you'll marry a big movie star, and for the rest of your life you'll live with your conscience, if you have any. Here's to the real author of the Caine mutiny. Here's to you, Mr. Keefer.


[Splashes wine in Keefer's face]



Lt. Barney Greenwald:
If you wanna do anything about it, I'll be outside. I'm a lot drunker than you are - so it'll be a fair fight.

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Tony Wendice:
How do you go about writing a detective story?



Mark Halliday:
Well, you forget detection and concentrate on crime. Crime's the thing. And then you imagine you're going to steal something or murder somebody.



Tony Wendice:
Oh, is that how you do it? It's interesting.



Mark Halliday:
Yes, I usually put myself in the criminal's shoes and then I keep asking myself, uh, what do I do next?



Margot Mary Wendice:
Do you really believe in the perfect murder?



Mark Halliday:
Mmm, yes, absolutely. On paper, that is. And I think I could, uh, plan one better than most people; but I doubt if I could carry it out.



Tony Wendice:
Oh? Why not?



Mark Halliday:
Well, because in stories things usually turn out the way the author wants them to; and in real life they don't... always.



Tony Wendice:
Hmm.



Mark Halliday:
No, I'm afraid my murders would be something like my bridge: I'd make some stupid mistake and never realize it until I found everybody was looking at me.

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Cornelia van Gorder:
This is the Oaks, a house in the country which I've rented for the summer. As an author I write tales of mystery and murder, but the things that have happened in this house are far more fantastic than any book I've ever had published.

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[Lou Martin gives an oral book report]



Lou Martin:
My book is...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar] The book you read.



Lou Martin:
Yeah. The title is called "MacBeth," by Shakespeare.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] The title 'is.'



Lou Martin:
[Finishing her sentence] "... MacBeth."



Sylvia Barrett:
Isn't "MacBeth" required reading for last english term?



Lou Martin:
I ain't never read it before.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] I' ve never read it.



Lou Martin:
Me neither.


[Class laughter]



Lou Martin:
In this book, the author depix...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] "De-picts."



Lou Martin:
Depix how this guy, he wants to...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, and beginning to lose track] : Who.



Lou Martin:
Him.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar ,again] He.



Lou Martin:
Yeah.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Giving up trying to correct him] All right, what is the theme of MacBeth?



Lou Martin:
Well, the author narrates this murder.


[Pretending to be strangled to death]



Lou Martin:
Uhh! Ugh! Ugh! Uhh! Uhh! Strangling! Uhh Ughh!...


[Class breaks out in laughter, and eventually Miss Barrett does too]

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Richard Messinger:
Richard Messinger, the bestselling author of a famous children's novel, editor of a beloved New York picture magazine. Rich in comparison with the poor. Brilliant in comparison with the moderately intelligent. Happy in comparison with the glum. Dead at the tender age of 30 only after being put into comparison with the living!



Julie Messinger:
And those foolish people in the ghettos think they have problems!

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Claudius:
[at the end of a session with irreverent doctor Xenophon] Well, don't you prescribe special prayers to be used when taking medicine?



Xenophon:
I suggest, Caesar, that as High Pontiff and the author of a book on religion, you are more qualified to prescribe prayers than I am.



Claudius:
Do you Greeks believe in nothing?



Xenophon:
I told you what I believe in. Briony.


[turns to go, stops, turns back]



Xenophon:
[salutes casually] Hail Caesar.

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Michael:
Gilford's okay, except that he thinks Hemmingway is great literature.



Peggy Sue:
And you don't?



Michael:
He's a fisherman. The most overrated writer of the century. I mena, man he is the perfect American Author - fat, violent, drunk.



Peggy Sue:
Maybe you're confusing his life with his work.



Michael:
A writer's life is his work. Jack Kerouac doesn't have to kill a bull to have soething to write about. I mean, man, he's out there burning, feeling, grooving on life.

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Josie Lawrence:
My author is Louisa M. Alcott. For those who don't know, she wrote "Little Women", "Little Men" and "Little Wives."



Clive Anderson:
Yes, and little else.

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[Watson tries working without "Holmes"]



Dr. Watson:
That's right. John Watson, the Crime Doctor.



Policeman:
Crime Doctor? Never heard of him. Though, uh, your name sounds a bit familiar.



Dr. Watson:
[grudgingly] All right. I am Dr. John Watson, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.



Policeman:
[warming] Sherlock Holmes?



Dr. Watson:
Yesssss.



Policeman:
THE Sherlock Holmes?



Dr. Watson:
Yesssss.



Policeman:
Me and the wife... has read every one of his stories.



Dr. Watson:
All right. Now, if you'll excuse...



Policeman:
But I'm sorry, doctor. I still can't let you in. Strict orders about that, I'm afraid. Uh, Mr. Holmes, did he, uh, send you here?



Dr. Watson:
He certainly did not!



Policeman:
Well, perhaps the next time you should check with him first, eh? Save yourself a trip.

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Father Paul Morning:
[performing exorcism] You robber of life! You author of pain! You corruptor of justice, and innocence, and youth!

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Frederick:
Alright, I see all that.



Lloyd:
Oh no.



Frederick:
I just don't know why I take them.



Lloyd:
Freddy love, why does anyone do anything? Why does that other idiot go out of the front door holding two plates of sardines? I mean, I-I'm not getting at you, love.



Gary:
Course not, Lloyd. I mean, why do I? I mean, Jesus, when you come to think about it, why *do* I?



Lloyd:
Who knows?



Gary:
Who knows. You see, Freddy?



Lloyd:
The wellsprings of human action are deep and cloudy. Maybe something happened to you when you were a very, very, very small child that made you frightened to let go of groceries.



Belinda:
Or it could be genetic.



Gary:
Yes, or it could be... you know.



Lloyd:
Could-could well be.



Frederick:
Of course, thank you. I understand all that, but...



Lloyd:
Freddy love, I'm telling you I don't know. I-I don't think the *author* knows. I don't know why the author came into this industry in the first place. I don't know why any of us came into it.



Frederick:
All the same, if you could just give me a reason I could keep in my mind.



Lloyd:
Alright, I'll give you a reason then. You carry those groceries into the study, Freddy honey, because it's just slightly after midnight, and we're not going to be finished before we open tomorrow night - Correction. Before we open TONIGHT!

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Kate Libby:
'God gave men brains larger than dogs so they wouldn't hump women's legs at cocktail parties.' - Ruth Libby.



English Teacher:
I'm not sure your mother counts as a significant author of the 20th century.



Kate Libby:
Her last book sold 2 million copies.

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Randy:
Sydney, look, it's Gale Weathers.



Sydney:
What?



Randy:
Star of the Gale Weathers press conference. Author of the press conference starring Gale Weathers. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Gale Weathers!

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[first lines]



Herself, Author of 'Pornography and Silence':
Hustler magazine, which is a pornographic magazine, had a Valentine's Day issue in February. There's a glossy red cover, and there's a woman on the cover and she's wearing chains. She's semi-nude of course, she wearing chains and one of those collars around her neck, and she has glasses in the shapes of hearts. Pornography reveals itself, its real purpose, you know, there you have the heart imprisoned, the heart on its knees, you know, and if necessary the heart rendered silent.

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Gail Hailstorm:
I'm Gail Hailstorm, author of "You're Dead, I'm Rich".

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Frank T.J. Mackey:
In this big game that we play, life, it's not what you hope for, it's not what you deserve, it's what you take. I'm Frank T.J. Mackey, a master of the muffin and author of the Seduce and Destroy system now available to you on video and audio cassette. Seduce and Destroy will teach you the techniques to have any hardbody blonde just dripping to wet your dock. Bottom line? Language. The magical key to unlocking the female analytical mindset. Tap directly into her hopes, her wants, her fears, her desires, and her sweet little panties. Learn how to make that lady "friend" your sex-starved servant. I don't care how you look. I don't care what car you drive. I don't care what your last bank statement says. Seduce and Destroy produces an instant money-back guarantee trance-like state that will get you this - naughty sauce you want fast. Hey - how many more times do you need to hear the all-too-famous line of 'I just don't feel that way about you?'

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Grady Tripp:
[Narrating] So there it was. Somewhere in the night, a Manhattan book editor was prowling the streets of Pittsburgh; best-selling author at his side, dead dog in his trunk.

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Ian Stark:
You hugged the world's greatest children's author to death!



Henry:
I didn't kill anybody.



Ian Stark:
You didn't use a gun or knife but surely, sir, you took his life.

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Lord Peter Wimsey:
May I come into your parlor?



Harriet Vane:
Peter! What on earth are you doing here?



Lord Peter Wimsey:
[holds up newspaper] "Famous Mystery Author Finds Body on Beach" So, here I am, like a bird that hears the call of its mate.



Harriet Vane:
I didn't call you -



Lord Peter Wimsey:
I meant the body. But talking of mates, will you marry me?



Harriet Vane:
Certainly not.

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