You’re there to be shot at, and that’s part of it.
— NORMAN MAILER, novelist
If you want to do a good job of editing your book, you need to print it
out. Yes, I’m serious. Print it on actual paper, seize a red pen and you
won’t believe what you’ll see that you didn’t see before.
— BELINDA POLLARD, Australian book consultant
The best kind of fame is a writer’s fame. Just enough to get a good table
at a restaurant, and not enough for someone to interrupt you while you
— FRAN LEBOWITZ, quoted in Us magazine, August 1993
Talent — genius, if you will — survives the most stringent oppression.
Quality and distinction are in almost all cases recognized eventually. It’s
only a matter of luck and timing (but the timing, unfortunately, can be
— WILLIAM McPHERSON, The Nation, October 3, 1981
These quotes, sans King, were stored in an ebook entitled 1,001 Tips For Authors.