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Textbook publishers don't even bother to advertise at their conventions. ...
by Peter Brimelow

Textbook publishers don't even bother to advertise at their conventions.
- Peter Brimelow

Immigration enthusiasts are so hysterical.
- Peter Brimelow

Hey, nothing grows to the sky.
There will be a successor movement.
Right now it's nascent.
- Peter Brimelow

Why can't teachers end up owning schools,
the way waiters can open their own restaurants?
- Peter Brimelow

 

I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that
so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools,
they don't really have the stomach for the fight.
- Peter Brimelow

I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending.
Apart from that, he's OK, I guess.
About the same as Howard Dean.
- Peter Brimelow

I think the Iraq War is not particularly tailored to American interests.
- Peter Brimelow

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Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests,
which means the union bosses' interests,
not the members.
- Peter Brimelow

I've been a financial journalist for 30 years.
- Peter Brimelow

I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a.
teachers' salaries.
It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases.
- Peter Brimelow

A nation is an organic thing.
- Peter Brimelow

The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism.
- Peter Brimelow

I think Bush's immigration proposal is treason and he should be impeached.
- Peter Brimelow

I think good teachers are underpaid.
- Peter Brimelow

This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle.
What we've had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration
Act will take 100 years or more to absorb.
- Peter Brimelow

There's no particular relationship between spending and educational results.
Most education spending is actually on salaries,
and that's allocated according to political muscle.
- Peter Brimelow

The real boneheads are the libertarians.
- Peter Brimelow

If you're going to have a public subsidy to education,
vouchers are clearly a better way of delivering it.
They should result in some loosening up and privatization
of the government school system.
- Peter Brimelow

I regard many of the neoconservatives as personal friends,
but that's not stopped them from behaving with extraordinary
viciousness towards those of us who raised the immigration issue.
- Peter Brimelow

I suppose the White House thinks it's doing what Big Business wants,
but it will lead to vastly increased taxes,
because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children.
- Peter Brimelow

I found a discarded textbook on calculus in a wastebasket
and read it from cover to cover.
- John Pople

I don't believe anybody can really grasp everything
that's even in one textbook.
- Joshua Lederberg

A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them.
The writings of the day show the quality of the people
as no historical reconstruction can.
- Edith Hamilton

Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who's very intuitive.
He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go,
always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real.
- Tim Burton

In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind,
written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction
to Economic Analysis and Policy.
It was now my intention to rewrite this work.
- James Meade

I had taken a course in Ethics.
I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions
and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing
I didn't know before about morals and what is right
or wrong in human conduct.
- Carl Sandburg

After an author has been dead for some time,
it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers
to get a new book out of him each year.
- Robert Benchley

We'd love to do Space Ace 3D.
It has a lot of potential.
But, it is really up to the publishers.
- Don Bluth

Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts.
- Jackie Collins

The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits,
anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers,
and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
- Richard Curtis

I submitted manuscripts to publishers.
This was not so much a feeling that I should be published
as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work.
- Tanith Lee

As for collaboration - I have done a lot,
26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them.
It's not that the books are bad; editors won't even read them.
- Piers Anthony

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen
or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
- Cyril Connolly

There were eleven publishers in New York City,
and when it was all over, I think it went down to four or five,
and then finally just the three of them,
the Big Three.
- Dan DeCarlo

Music is everybody's possession.
It's only publishers who think that people own it.
- John Lennon

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain,
in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me,
but I'm unabashedly genre.
It's what I like to read, what I like to write.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Inspired by the purse rather than the soul,
the mercenary side fairly screams in many of the works
put out by every day American publishers.
- Alma Gluck

The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses,
because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Books on horse racing subjects have never done well,
and I am told that publishers had come to think of
them as the literary version of box office poison.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment
that is all that publishers will accept;
they don't want any other type of fiction from me,
so Xanth pays my way.
- Piers Anthony

It is a good idea to know which publishers publish which stories.
For example, there is no sense in sending a picture
book text to a publisher who does not publish picture books.
- Margaret Mahy

There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name,
by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them.
It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.
- Beck

Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building,
and of course, the Brill Building was where all the
songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were.
- Johnny Rivers

After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers,
he had decided to write for Posterity.
- George Ade

Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and
where translators fear to tread.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write;
to think only of my own tastes and ideals,
without a thought of those of editors or publishers.
- C. S. Forester

Except for a few small presses, most publishers are north of Ground Zero.
- Richard Curtis

What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply
don't want collaborations regardless of their merit.
- Piers Anthony

My agent and I put out my proposal one Thursday afternoon in August,
1998.
Publishers started bidding immediately,
and that process progressed for a few days.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I tend to turn down books originally published as e-books.
As for selling books directly to e-book publishers,
I would do so only if all traditional publishers had turned them down.
- Richard Curtis

According to New York publishers, Bill Clinton will
get more money for his book than Hillary Clinton got for hers.
Well, duh.
At least his book has some sex in it.
- Jay Leno

Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short
story collections at all;
they bring them out in paperback,
often disguised as novels.
- John Sladek

Marvel books also feed into the smaller publishers
and the fact that this is happening in the same month
we're launching Ultimate Fantastic Four is no coincidence.
- Mark Millar

The books are all very, very different so the publishers
really had to be different too.
- Mark Millar

I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics,
and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many
people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them.
- Jean M. Auel

From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly
lucrative investment for those with a talent for making
money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Don't write the book you think publishers want to commission.
Plenty of other writers will be doing the same thing.
- Louise Brown

In the past the publishers I've worked with have been extremely generous.
And in almost every case, have been people who believed
in the work rather than the sales and marketing.
- Peter Sotos

All of the changes in publishing since 1960 are significant.
There are far fewer publishers.
- Donald E. Westlake

The walls are the publishers of the poor.
- Eduardo Galeano

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of
being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected,
either by agents or publishers.
You absolutely must plow forward.
- Augusten Burroughs

We are forced by the major publishers to include electronic
rights in the contracts we make with publishers for new books.
And there's very little we can do about that.
- Richard Curtis

I try to keep all my novels in print.
Sometimes publishers don't agree with me as to their worth.
- Evan Hunter

I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world,
but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it.
The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.
- Alan Parsons

For years, I've pushed the idea of a column compilation
book mainly because it would be easy -
I could just staple 'em all together.
But publishers have been resistent, feeling the material dates.
- Michael Musto

I always figured it was best if I write my songs,
take them to my publisher and just lay back.
There used to be so many things going on -
getting to the artist,
getting to the publishers - you know,
politics.
I just didn't want to get mixed up in all of that.
- Otis Blackwell

I left for New York expecting to repeat my success,
only to be turned down by almost every publisher in that city,
till the Viking Press, my American publishers of a lifetime,
thought of taking me on.
- Patrick White

If you look at the publishers I've worked with,
generally, they're a great bunch.
Creation is unlike any other publishing house you can think of.
The people I've worked with have integrity and intelligence and,
almost always, less money than ideas.
- Peter Sotos

It was all a back-handed blessing, and my friends were
the ones who kept the faith,
read my work, and urged me to submit it to publishers
(by sending it out for me -
they would not hear no for an answer.
- Leslie Banks

That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete:
a reader wants someone with taste and authority to
point them in the direction of the good stuff,
and to keep the awful stuff away from their door.
- Walter Jon Williams


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