The most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
- William Thackeray
The author himself is the best judge for his performance.
- Edward Gibbon
Choose an author as you choose a friend.
- Wentworth Dillion
Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.
- John Ruskin
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
- Jim Rohn
The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
- Benjamin Disraeli
One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
- William Goldman
No author should be considered as having failed until he starts teaching others about writing.
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
- Alain De Botton
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