I have become an enthusiast for the printed word again. I have to be that, I now understand, because I want to be a character in all of my works. I can do that in print. In a movie, somehow, the author always vanishes.
An imaginative book renders us much more service at first, by stimulating us through its tropes, than afterward, when we arrive atthe precise sense of the author. I think nothing is of any value in books, excepting the transcendental and extraordinary.
Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our blessed religion we can never hope to be a happy nation.
At the end of the day, despite all the other great things that literature does in society and in a person's life, I think that we read to escape. And I think that place, more than anything, provides that escape quickly, if an author is engaged with the place.
It's hard for a newbie author to get noticed.
God the Father is the giver of Holy Scripture; God the Son is the theme of Holy Scripture; and God the Spirit is the author, authenticator, and interpreter of Holy Scripture.
Everything is tedious when one does not read with the feeling of the Author.
Translation is always a treason, and as a Ming author observes, can at its best be only the reverse side of a brocade- all the threads are there, but not the subtlety of colour or design.
The self-edited author is as foolish as the self-medicated patient.
I expect to think that I would rather be author of your book than of any other on Nat. Hist. Science.
If God is the author of life, there must be a script.
A bad author can take the most moral issue and make you want to just never, ever think about that moral issue.
My job as an actor is to serve the writing and help the author get his ideas across.
To be a hero means being the author of your own myth.
It is advantageous to an author that his book should be attacked as well as praised. Fame is a shuttlecock. If it be struck at one end of the room, it will soon fall to the ground. To keep it up, it must be struck at both ends.
I am a completely horizontal author. I can't think unless I'm lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch.
Also, as an author, character has always been what I'm most interested in - much more so than plot or setting, although those are good things too.
Whereas the work is understood to be traceable to a source (through a process of derivation or "filiation"), the Text is without a source - the "author" a mere "guest" at the reading of the Text.
An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
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