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I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professional readers and story-tellers could interpret. Then people like you would have to go to public halls and pay good prices to hear the professionals decode and read the books aloud for you. This plan would have the advantage of scaring off all amateur authors, retired politicians, country doctors and I-Married-a-Midget writers who would not have the patience to learn the secret language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue to reflect the finicky canons of the genteel tradition and the depressing pieties of the Culture Religion of Modernism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings --as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.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]
Just as the office worker dreams of murdering his hated boss and so is saved from really murdering him, so it is with the author; with his great dreams he helps his readers to survive, to avoid their worst intentions. And society, without realizing it respects and even exalts him, albeit with a kind of jealousy, fear and even repulsion, since few people want to discover the horrors that lurk in the depths of their souls. This is the highest mission of great literature, and there is no other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. But, as in every army, the soldier obeys blindly, and the war aims and operating plans change without his knowledge. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play. There is no more appalling caricature of freedom of thought. Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to want to think, and this they consider freedom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As the readers will see, we've only scratched the surface of what this crazy cosmos is all about. And Ultimate F.F. is the perfect place to do our exploring. Enjoy!More [05/30/2006 12:05:00]
Dr. Ben Sobel: [at his father's funeral] It's not easy for me to speak about my father, cause in a sense I'm talking about two people. One is the public Issac Sobel, the eminent psychotherapist and popular author, known to millions of readers around the world. The second is the private man, my father, Dad; And for those who knew him well, and for those who knew our family well. Well, I don't have to tell you: He was a psychotic fucking mind prick! An arrogant ego inflated son of a bitch! I wish you were alive so I could kill you.
Dr. Ben Sobel: Rot in hell!More [03/06/2007 12:03:00]
Nelson Fox: Perfect. Keep those West Side, liberal, nuts, psudo- intellectuals...
Joe Fox: Readers Dad, they're called readers.
Nelson Fox: Don't do that son, don't romanticize them.More [04/08/2007 12:04:00]
IСm really happy with it, Е I think readers will like it, too, because they did a very faithful adaptation.More [07/23/2007 12:07:00]
Barbara Novak: Another ruse, Catcher? You know I have no interest in seeing you.
Catcher Block: But you know you have to, and you know I know you have to. I'm sure you know how things are at KNOW ever since your new NOW.
Barbara Novak: I have no way of knowing how things are now at KNOW. I knew how things were at KNOW before NOW.
Catcher Block: Then you should know now at KNOW things are a lot like they are at NOW, we have to interview every applicant for every job, and so do you or you'd be going against NOW's definition of discrimination and you wouldn't want the readers of NOW or KNOW to know that, now would you?
Barbara Novak: Have a seat, Mr. Block.More [09/25/2007 12:09:00]
УShe is somebody that our readers really look up to as a fashion icon in the making,ФMore [11/06/2007 12:11:00]
Jeremy: I'm onto you.
[Brigitte looks up at him before going back to her book - he takes one off the shelf and pretends to read it]
Jeremy: You come in here late at night, you stay until all the other avid readers are gone. You're attracted to me but you fear rejection. So you bide your time just kind of waiting for that perfect moment.
[slams book shut]
Jeremy: Don't worry, I've been dealing with this all my life... I'm kidding.
Brigitte: [half smiles, gets to feet, and gets her book together. Walks past him] Your fly's open.More [12/22/2007 12:12:00]
When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it.More [06/29/2008 12:06:00]
How wonderful to see you again, dear Uncle Claudius. I thought you were on your farm.

I was or-or-

You were or-or

Ordered to attend.

I hear you're teaching your pigs to read. Is that true?

My pigs? Why?

So as to have readers for all the Roman histories you write.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Ned "Scotty" Scott:
Dr. Carrington, you're a man who won the Nobel Prize. You've received every kind of international kudos a scientist can attain. If you were for sale I could get a million bucks for you from any foreign government. I'm not, therefore, gonna stick my neck out and say you're stuffed absolutely clean full of wild blueberry muffins, but I promise my readers are gonna think so.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Lionel Twain:
You've tricked and fooled your readers for years. You've tortured us all with surprise endings that made no sense. You've introduced characters in the last five pages that were never in the book before. You've withheld clues and information that made it impossible for us to guess who did it. But now, the tables are turned. Millions of angry mystery readers are now getting their revenge. When the world learns I've outsmarted you, they'll be selling your $1.95 books for twelve cents.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[as Holmes' boat pulls away]

Dr. John H. Watson:
But how will you live?

Sherlock Holmes:
When my arm is better, you would do well to follow the concert career of a violinist... named Sigerson!

Dr. John H. Watson:
But your readers - my readers - what will I tell them?

Sherlock Holmes:
Anything you like! Tell them I was murdered by my mathematics tutor; they'll never believe you in any case!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Somebody really made a mess of her belly - cut it up this long.

[holds up hands to depict size]

Really awesome.

Inspector Gianni Di Salvo:
You come up with the strangest choice of words sometimes.

I come up with my vocabulary by studying the Readers Digest

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[about Anna's new film project] Any horses in that one? Or hounds for that matter; our readers are intrigued by both species.

Anna Scott:
[seriously] It takes place on a submarine.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
P.R. Chief:
Next question? Yes. You in the pink shirt.

Uh, right. Miss Scott, are there any circumstances that you and he might be more than just friends.

Anna Scott:
I hoped that there would be but I've been assured that there's not.

Yes, but what if...

P.R. Chief:
I'm sorry. Just the one question.

Anna Scott:
No. It's alright. You were saying?

I was just wondering what if this person...

Thacker. His name is Thacker.

Right. Thanks. What if, uh, Mr. Thacker realized that he had been a daft prick and got down on his knees and begged you to reconsider if you would... indeed... reconsider.

Anna Scott:
[pause] Yes. I believe I would.

That's wonderful news. The readers of Horse and Hound will be relieved.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Writers write things to give readers something to read.

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Gen. Ben Carville:
[Carville is packing his things up] No rest for the wicked commander. We're both being shipped to Germany. I'm going to Berlin, where we're planning our final thrust.

[taking out his guns]

Gen. Ben Carville:
Romanov is no fool. He's hit us hard over there. He is aim is, Einstein's Black forest lab. I want you to hook up with the locals,

[about to walk out the door]

Gen. Ben Carville:
and keep him the sam hill away from that lab. Einstein is our ace in hole, we can't afford to lose him. Our readers think...

[a Crazy Ivan shows up and blows up Carville's office, TV static shows]

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness.More [07/25/2011 07:07:22]
I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling.More [07/27/2011 10:07:17]
I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United States who on average watch seven and a half hours of multichannel television per day.More [08/05/2011 03:08:05]
During half a century of literary work, I have endeavoured to introduce the philosophy of evolution into the sphere of literature, and to inspire my readers to think in evolutionary terms.More [08/08/2011 05:08:41]
I hope to be with you as a writer for a very long time, and I hope that you will enjoy reading my work, because readers are the highest form of life on this planet.More [08/09/2011 04:08:51]
A lot of its readers are of an age where they forget to cancel.More [08/22/2011 11:08:24]
Because I don't give the studios advanced quotes or an advanced look at my reviews. I think the readers deserve to read my reviews before the studios do.More [08/24/2011 05:08:14]
Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.More [08/27/2011 01:08:24]
World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years.More [09/03/2011 09:09:16]
My whole damn family was nice. I don't think I've imagined it. It's true. Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists. Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church.More [09/03/2011 09:09:17]
Sales were lukewarm. Back home there was no freedom, but there were readers. Here there was freedom enough, but readers were missing.More [09/06/2011 12:09:51]
By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.
More [09/11/2011 03:09:50]
Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to make sure that when readers buy one of my books they get something they're familiar with.More [09/19/2011 07:09:39]
My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don't populate them with characters that readers can care about.More [09/19/2011 07:09:29]
To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.More [09/19/2011 07:09:26]
Certain readers resented me when they could no longer recognize their territory, their institution.More [09/20/2011 05:09:06]
I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters, a mental image.More [09/28/2011 03:09:52]
There was no difference between my characters and the life my readers were going to have to face.More [10/11/2011 09:10:47]
This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.More [10/20/2011 11:10:26]
I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.More [10/20/2011 11:10:58]
I did not know at first that it would be a series; I discovered after the first novel that I had more to say about it, so I did another. And another, and then the readers demanded yet more.More [11/11/2011 08:11:50]
I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.More [11/11/2011 08:11:36]
I wish my readers took less of my time - about a third of my working time goes to them - but I love and need them all.More [11/11/2011 08:11:59]
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.More [11/22/2011 10:11:29]
You can't stop people from innovating, and I don't see that our screen readers will be able to keep up with that. I still think it's worthwhile for a blind person to try a career as a programmer, but I do fear how well that person will do in the long term.More [02/01/2012 04:02:40]
Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.More [08/06/2012 10:08:27]
I write because something inner and unconscious forces me to. That is the first compulsion. The second is one of ethical and moral duty. I feel responsible to tell stories that inspire readers to consider more deeply who they are.More [10/04/2012 04:10:40]
At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction.More [11/23/2012 01:11:11]
In the first person, the readers feel smart, like it's them solving the case.More [12/03/2012 04:12:16]
When I first started reading Tintin, I never thought of him as Belgian: everything looked so British, I assumed it must have been written by an Englishman or Scotsman! Later on, as I travelled, I discovered that Tintin exists in many different languages. I think it's really great that readers from as far afield as Asia find The Black Island interesting.More [12/19/2012 06:12:45]

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