Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 319
Piano Piece

I wrote my first piano piece when I was in 4th grade.

- Abel Korzeniowski

Book Nearly

The iPod was once so important to Apple that the estimable journalist Steven Levy wrote an entire book about it. And then, poof! The iPod was nearly gone.

- Adam Lashinsky

Lucky Year

Well, I came the second year. I mean I just fit right in. They wrote a great person and I'm so lucky that I got to be part of the family.

- Aida Turturro

My Own Could

At 'SNL,' I wrote political stuff, but I never felt the show should have an axe to grind. But when I left in '95, I could let my own beliefs out.

- Al Franken

Epitaph Ended

I wrote my epitaph: He started out a particle and ended up a wave.

- Alan Arkin

Night Soldiers

I basically wrote five books with 'Night Soldiers,' called them novellas, and came in with a 600-page manuscript.

- Alan Furst

Beginning About

I started writing in my 20s. I just wanted to write, but I didn't have anything to write about, so in the beginning, I wrote entertainments - mainly murder mysteries.

- Alan Furst

Thought Read

When I read Dickens for the first time, I thought he was Jewish, because he wrote about oppression and bigotry, all the things that my father talked about.

- Alan King

Mostly Class Clown

I wasn't a class clown, I just found at an early age that I was able to make people laugh. So I mostly wrote funny stuff instead of writing what I was supposed to be writing.

- Alan Zweibel

Book Think

I wrote this book, '2030,' and I was careful in the book not to overdo the future because I don't think it comes that fast.

- Albert Brooks

Love Works

I love the three-act theory. It works and works beautifully. But you don't necessarily have to structure a story that way: Cortazar and Borges wrote in different structural styles.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Fiction Were

I did try to write fiction. I wrote 10 novels. And they were all just awful.

- Alexandra Fuller

Angry Back

When the Exxon Valdez spilled in 1989, I was angry. I even wrote on the back of my car, Boycott Exxon!

- Alexandra Paul

Medical Made

Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real and serious medical problem.

- Alice Hamilton

Book Flat

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat - just to get the darned thing finished.

- Alistair Maclean

Always Like

They had always told me that I wrote like a man.

- Ama Ata Aidoo

Sometimes Blog

When I wrote my first blog, I got one response. Now, I sometimes get as many as 400 responses for my posts.

- Amitabh Bachchan

More About

I wrote The Same Sea not as a political allegory about Israelis and Palestinians. I wrote it about something much more gutsy and immediate. I wrote it as a piece of chamber music.

- Amos Oz

Art Attended

I attended Art & Design High School, and at one point, you had to write about what you wanted to be when you grew up. I wrote that I wanted to be a writer for 'Mad' magazine.

- Amy Heckerling

Love Song

The song 'Baby Baby,' I so love that song because I wrote it about my first daughter.

- Amy Grant

Sometimes Gonna

If I know I have to memorize lines, I'm really gonna try to memorize lines. It's hard for me sometimes, because somebody wrote these words and you're trying really hard to get them the way they said it.

- Amy Sedaris

Read Lot

I read a lot of W.E.B. Du Bois, who wrote 'The Souls of Black Folk.'

- Andre Holland

Country Whole

I wrote my first single, 'Keep Your Head Up,' and that's what got me on the radio and helped me develop a whole base around the country.

- Andy Grammer

Chapter Website

I originally wrote 'The Martian' as a free serial novel, posting one chapter at a time to my website.

- Andy Weir

Minorities Lies

I wrote 'Bamboozled' to expose and uncover the lies liberals have used for generations to exploit minorities for the vote.

- Angela McGlowan

Frustration Give

From my anger, frustration, and hurt, I wrote the short story that would later become 'The Hate U Give.'

- Angie Thomas

Business Became

I'm no relation to Lillian or Dorothy Gish. Not even way back. But when I first became interested in acting, I wrote a letter to Lillian Gish. She wrote back, discouraging me from entering the business.

- Annabeth Gish

Always Those

I was one of those kids who always wrote.

- Alice McDermott

Like Old

When I was 18 years old I went to Shakespeare Company, the school, and I wrote a poem about my leaves - I felt like a tree that had no leaves. That is the life at 18.

- Alicia Silverstone

Going Happen

I was clear that I wanted to do music and I wanted to write songs. But I wasn't clear about how I was going to make that happen. I wrote loads of songs but didn't want to show them to anyone.

- Alison Goldfrapp

Book Berkeley

When I was a lecturer at UC Berkeley, I wrote a book about monsters.

- Annalee Newitz

Years Had

For 10 or 11 years, I had my kids, I wrote four or five books, and I was working all the damn time.

- Anne Enright

Matter Good Story

A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it.

- Anne McCaffrey

People Think

People forget that Mozart wrote for commissions. There's a thing in psychology where they think if it's popular, it can't be serious.

- Anthony Hopkins

Comedy Upset

That's the worst way you can hear about comedy material: from a third person's blog story that they wrote when they were upset.

- Anthony Jeselnik

Book Basement

I wrote a best-selling book, and if you don't believe me, you can come into my basement; I'll show you every copy.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Training My Life

I was planning to stay in the Army all my life, but I ended up being posted to a training camp in Wales and was so bored there, I wrote a novel.

- Antony Beevor

Career Over

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Song Feels

It feels so satisfying to hear a song I wrote come out of the radio.

- Ashton Shepherd

Living Took

I taught workshops at universities. I wrote for magazines. This took time and insane amounts of juggling, but it's how I earned a living.

- Cheryl Strayed

Birth Had

I wrote 'Mistress of Spices' at an unusual time when I had a near-death experience after the birth of my second son.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Stories Before

I loved all ghost stories. So I guess it was only a matter of time before I wrote one.

- Chris Bohjalian

Television Excited

When I wrote 'We Can Be Heroes,' I was just so excited about the concept of playing loads of characters, and a television series allows you to do that.

- Chris Lilley

Garden About

I was about 28-29 when I wrote my first story, and that was called 'The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.'

- Chris Van Allsburg

Underdog Need

That's why I wrote 'Fighter'. I have that need in me to help people. I am all about the underdog.

- Christina Aguilera

Memoir Parody

The first novel I wrote, 'The White House Mess,' was a comic novel. It came out in 1986. It was a parody in the form of a White House memoir.

- Christopher Buckley

Reason Spending

The reason I wrote 'You Suck' was that I so enjoyed spending time with Tommy and Jody.

- Christopher Moore

Work Here

It's just that what's important there is different there than what's important is here. Here, people care that you wrote a book or that you work in the media.

- Chuck Klosterman

People Very

A lot of people have trouble with their second novel - the dreaded sophomore jinx. I wrote three books in between the two novels, and they just weren't very good.

- Claire Cameron

Every Day Stopped

I wrote every day between the ages of 12 and 20 when I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write.

- Colm Toibin

Love Song

The first song I wrote was called 'You,' and it was a love song about somebody who didn't even exist.

- Courtney Barnett

Son District

My youngest son is a writer. He wrote for 'The District' and 'CSI: NY.'

- Craig T. Nelson

Book Hussein

Saddam Hussein wrote the book on human rights violations.

- Curt Weldon

Idea Twenty-One

I was eighteen when I wrote my first book, and I can't remember what it was called. I have no idea where the manuscript is - I lost it when I was twenty-one.

- Cynthia Voigt

Pay Hire

I was a writer for hire. I wrote to pay the bills.

- Damien Chazelle

Touch Sometimes

My, oh my, how 'Sometimes When We Touch' has travelled since I solemnly wrote my first version at the age of 19.

- Dan Hill

Music Ballroom

I wrote... Neon Ballroom in that time where I hated music, really everything about it, I hated it.

- Daniel Johns

Real Teenage

In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.

- Danielle Steel

Husband Approval

When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.

- David Antin

Politics Fact

Despite his dodgy politics, Yeats remains an inspiration for his genius and the simple fact that the older he got, the better he wrote.

- David Benioff

Hill Accurate

When I wrote the Anita Hill book I believed everything I wrote was accurate.

- David Brock

Down Every Day

Capote wrote every day. He said that's the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.

- Debbie Harry

Affection Very

The first story I wrote was called 'Days,' and I have very little affection for it.

- Deborah Eisenberg

Want Album

When I want to put out an album, I want to write it. I want to be able to say that I wrote my album, and all this stuff is from me.

- Jimmy Bennett

Book About

And then I wrote my first autobiography when I - well, it was 23 years ago. And since then I've written about one book every two years.

- Joan Collins

Song Explain

Then a friend of Jim's suggested we make a theme song to explain the story, and this is where the Mads came from. Josh and I wrote it into the theme song.

- Joel Hodgson

Book About

I wrote my first book at 20, but my whole focus from about the age of 12 was to be a writer.

- John Boyne

City Became

I wrote my first novel and my second novel in Chicago. It was the place where I became a writer. It's my favorite city.

- John Green

Been Witnessing

I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial.

- John Grisham

Last Had

Since I wrote to you last we have got our chapel beautifully lighted with gas and have had our anniversary.

- John Hawley

Still Began

I began writing when I was still in the British Foreign Service, and it was then understood that even if you wrote about butterfly collecting, you used another name.

- John le Carre

Given By The Time

By the time I wrote 'Any Given Sunday' or 'Bats,' I sort of knew what my job was in terms of what a writer of dialogue does.

- John Logan

Million Insured

They wrote it that my moustache was insured for 13 million.

- John Newcombe

Thought Still

I wrote 'Monster' and thought that it would solve a lot of my problems, that I'd have money in the bank, but I felt no different. I was still searching for something.

- Jon Bellion

Original Directed

A lot of our favorite comedies in general are usually directed by writers, whether or not they wrote the original script themselves.

- Jon Hurwitz

Book About

When I wrote about media and technology, I had a lot of lonely, even intimate book talks. Since writing about dogs, I have a lot of company at book signings.

- Jon Katz

Access Began

It was only as I wrote about it that I began to find paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then.

- Jonathan Lethem

Leave Where

I wrote the screenplay for 'This Is Where I Leave You' - all 40 drafts of it.

- Jonathan Tropper

More I Write

I'm a novelist first, and I wrote a bunch of books, and everything I write, I just find people are more interesting when there's an element of humor to it.

- Jonathan Tropper

About Hundred

When I was sixteen, I wrote the first hundred or so pages of a novel about a piano that was haunted by the ghost of an evil blues musician.

- Jonathan Tropper

Remember Ever

I can't remember anything I ever wrote.

- Joni Mitchell

I Remember Knew

I remember the first article I ever wrote, and I saw my name in the paper, and I already knew I was undocumented, and I was thinking: 'How can they now say I don't exist?'

- Jose Antonio Vargas

Work Will

I wrote poems. That is my work. I am convinced... I believe that what I wrote will be useful to people not only now but in future generations.

- Joseph Brodsky

Practice Onion

When I wrote The Onion Field, I realized that my first two novels were just practice.

- Joseph Wambaugh

Book Goes

I wrote my first book in fifth grade. It was about a dog that goes to outer space and is an ambassador for Earth.

- Josh Malerman

About Been

'Amazing Grace' is about the man who wrote 'Amazing Grace,' John Newton. It's a really great show - I have been workshopping it for a while now, actually.

- Josh Young

Think I Think

When I wrote my first story, all the characters were teenagers because I think 16, 17 is a great age.

- Julie Kagawa

Think Knew

I wrote songs when I was little, and I wrote a journal, but I don't think I knew how to let that truth come out yet.

- Juliette Lewis

Technology Silent

I wrote 'Time of the Dark' in 1978 and 'The Silent Tower' in 1984, so the thing that sticks out for me is how totally technology has changed. I suppose that's the great peril for real-world crossovers.

- Barbara Hambly

Songs Became

We became the songs we wrote.

- Barry Mann

Be True Been

To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true... I've never been much of an actor either. If something is real for me, then I can do it.

- Barry McGuire

Profession Edited

I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.

- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Times Thesaurus

I wrote it three times - with a Thesaurus.

- Gypsy Rose Lee

Nashville Period

There was a period when I wrote in Nashville for Maverick and then Warner/Chappell, and it was interesting.

- Benmont Tench

Oscar Great Truth

Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there's great truth in the songs, and that's what was so wonderful to find.

- Bernadette Peters

London Contest

When I was 14, I entered British Vogue's annual talent contest and got a special mention. I went up to London to meet the editors and wrote about it in my high school magazine.

- Hamish Bowles

Birthday Play

My second play, The Birthday Party, I wrote in 1958 - or 1957. It was totally destroyed by the critics of the day, who called it an absolute load of rubbish.

- Harold Pinter

Birthday Doing

I wrote 'The Room', 'The Birthday Party', and 'The Dumb Waiter' in 1957, I was acting all the time in a repertory company, doing all kinds of jobs, traveling to Bournemouth and Torquay and Birmingham.

- Harold Pinter

Thought Parlor

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor, who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful.

- Betty Smith

Childhood Known

I just wrote about childhood as I had known it.

- Beverly Cleary