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It was Nate Monaster who encouraged me to be a writer.
– Gary David Goldberg
For what I wrote that started this whole controversy, I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it. I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
– Gregg Easterbrook
A writer without a reader doesn’t exist.
– Harlan Coben
I’m a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn’t able to do anything else.
– Hugh Leonard
A writer should never allow himself to be lulled out of the vigilance native to his profession.
– Howard Jacobson
Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter.
– Gerald Brenan
Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father’s deathbed.
I’m a comic writer, in some ways, and a comic person when I’m up at a podium, in order to disguise the fact that in my heart I’m disgustingly earnest.
– Gregory Maguire
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
– Gwendolyn Brooks
I’m a writer. I don’t support any war. That’s my principle.
– Haruki Murakami
One of the inspirations for my becoming a writer was the baseball board game Strat-O-Matic.
– H. G. Bissinger
I always wanted to be a scientist. I don’t really have any writer friends.
– Hanya Yanagihara
I’m not a very good writer. I’m working at it.
– Henry Rollins
I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a money-making job.
– Hannah Kent
I can work as a writer, but I wanted to do stand-up.
– Hannibal Buress
I’m a matter-of-fact, office-hours writer.
– Jim Crace
The imprisoning of a writer is the same as the burning of a book.
– Joseph Brodsky
Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write.
– J. B. Priestley
I don’t think of myself as a writer.
– James Patterson
I am neither an Occidental writer nor a Russian writer. I am an accidental writer.
I’m not a writer’s writer. I’m not a craftsman. I could be, and that would be a one-book-a-year operation.
I thank God I was a reporter before I became a writer.
– James McBride
Behind every writer stands a very large bookshelf.
– Justin Cronin
Improv has been immensely beneficial to me as both an actor and a writer.
– Jim Rash
My biggest superhero of writing is Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine fabulist. He’s an amazingly perceptive writer, but also willing to make a joke.
– John Hodgman
Every writer knows he is spurious; every fiction writer would rather be credible than authentic.
– John le Carre
As a writer, you aren’t anybody until you become somebody.
– James Salter
I’m a failed musician rather than a successful writer.
– Irvine Welsh
A writer’s definitive death is when no one reads his books anymore. That’s the final death.
– Jose Saramago
Every ‘Observer’ writer wants to be a novelist.
– Jared Kushner