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Geoffrey Faber Quotes and Sayings

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The publisher is a middleman, he calls the tune to
which the whole rest of the trade dances;
and he does so because he pays the piper.
- Geoffrey Faber

Elizabeth Barrett Browning could write a poem two pages long.
Could she have brought it to a music publisher?
- Dorothy Fields

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

If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.
- Malcolm S. Forbes (wealthy publisher)

 

I'd sold the book first.
Actually to a paperback publisher.
I had nothing.
I just had the idea.
- William Peter Blatty

A publisher should always be on the receiving end.
He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous,
letting the author take center stage.
- Cass Canfield

I didn't want the headache of having a publisher reviewing
everything I wrote in advance.
- Mark Millar

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At first my publisher had reservations about publishing
it in the form you are familiar with.
- Orhan Pamuk

However, my father was a publisher and it was expected
that I would become a publisher as well -
in his firm.
- Dick Bruna

The old fun thing is when somebody typed up the first
chapter of War and Peace.
And then made a precis of the rest of it and sent it
out and only one publisher recognized it.
- Jim Harrison

The professionals are going to be joined by the average Joe.
Everybody's a publisher.
- Eric Brown

You have to remember that in addition to running a literary agency,
I am also an ebook publisher.
- Richard Curtis

As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up!
while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was
my wife's money and little bits I was picking up for journalism.
- Jonathan Coe

A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
- Arthur Koestler

Someone told me there was a publisher that could find
a good home for my songs,
but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career
in the business as an artist.
- Michael Bolton

The trick was really finding the appropriate publisher
for each of the projects I'd devised.
- Mark Millar

My father realised that for me to become a publisher
in his firm would have been the end of the firm!
- Dick Bruna

If you want to publish two books a year under your
own name and your publisher doesn't,
maybe you need a different publisher.
- Dean Koontz

No, my publisher has always done the marketing.
- Jean M. Auel

I didn't view myself as attacking the boss.
I viewed my boss at ESPN as the publisher and president of ESPN.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I'm singing the music publisher's theme song -
it ain't a commercial.
- Hoagy Carmichael

No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale,
took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought
it to excellence as Otis Chandler did.
- David Halberstam

I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there,
so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood,
and they promised me work and so on.
- Marc Davis

I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I
didn't submit that to a publisher.
I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
- David Eddings

I was never confident about finishing a book,
but friends encouraged me.
When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a
publisher right away and became an instant bestseller.
One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read.
- Jackie Collins

My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper
had all the comics in NYC,
so some of my earliest memories are of reading the
family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.
- Rick Moody

To think that we as a publisher (i.e.
people who have never actually MADE a game) can have
a realistic impact on a project that a team of experts
is slaving away on full time for 2 years is a bit arrogant.
- Mike Wilson

It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber.
It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country,
without a very exhaustive advertising support,
would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.
- Alexander Hamilton

This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations
from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious
when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or
the offices of a small magazine publisher.
- Robert Shea

Since fantasy isn't about technology,
the accelleration has no impact at all.
But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors.
I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!
- Terri Windling

The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher
in the United States could give what it is giving to
the reader each month if it were not for the revenue
which the advertiser brings the magazine.
- Edward Bok

The publisher has told - you know, if these editors,
Andres Martinez and Nick Goldberg, were the least bit honest about this,
they would tell you the publisher has told them he
wants the editorial page to be conservative.
- Robert Scheer

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

Never the less, at the age of fifteen,
having never seen a writer, a poet, a publisher or a magazine editor,
and having only the vaguest ideas of procedure,
I began working on the profession I had chosen.
- Robert E. Howard

Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently,
and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a
book to a local publisher first,
which then makes a US edition more likely.
- Greg Egan

The decision came from the publisher.
It certainly was cleared by Chicago.
And then they come out with these fine sounding words
about relation to readers and their obligation.
It has nothing to do with that.
- Robert Scheer

I know that I am very popular in Holland,
in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books.
I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published
all of my books in Dutch.
- Jackie Collins

And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher
took over the editorial pages,
a guy named Jeff Johnson.
He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything
about what newspapers are supposed to be about,
and he made a decision to get rid of the column.
- Robert Scheer

I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith
in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be
so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value
of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.
- Andrew Vachss

One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press;
as long as they exist,
they will keep me in print.
And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books,
so I guess, and it's true, every place I go,
my books are in libraries and on bookshelves.
- Diane Wakoski

I had brought up from Chile a contract agent whose
cover was that of a newspaper publisher in Santiago,
a young, very talented man, named Dave Phillips,
who later on carved quite a career for himself in the agency.
- E. Howard Hunt

While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor,
publisher, book publisher, executive,
etc., so I was established in publishing.
three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports
stars and really opened doors for me in that area.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Authors change publishers because it's like being married
for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair!
No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher,
and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.
- Jackie Collins

Sarah Palin - now don't laugh - is writing a book.
Not just reading a book, writing a book.
Actually, in the word of the publisher,
she's 'collaborating' on a book.
What an embarrassment!
It's one of these 'I told you,' books that jocks do.
- Chris Matthews

I write synopses after the book is completed.
I can't write it beforehand, because I don't know what the book's about.
I invent something for my publisher because he asks for one,
but the final book ends up very differently.
- Jackie Collins

That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and
the nation's perception of the Times,
the perception of its editorial positions,
and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed
by the publisher's choice of people who are given the
freedom to write opinion columns.
- Daniel Okrent

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

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Grief is the price we pay for love.
- Queen Elizabeth II

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder,
but it sure heats up the blood.
- Elizabeth Ashley

It is never good dwelling on good-byes ...
it is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.
- Joan Rivers

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston

People who know me well, call me Elizabeth.
I dislike Liz.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Calling O'Hare an airport is like calling the Queen Elizabeth II a boat.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

It's never been confirmed that Elizabeth I was a virgin.
It's like the Virgin Mary - it's about branding,
a logo.
To use a modern term, Elizabeth was actually a bit of a slut.
- Helen Mirren

I am a huge admirer of Elizabeth I, and this intriguing
biography gives a wonderful picture of the era.
- Barbara Taylor Bradford

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I am a big Bewitched fan...
something about the way Elizabeth Montgomery twitched her nose.
- Barry Williams

Elizabeth Taylor has more chins than the Chinese telephone directory.
- Joan Rivers

J.
Lo, whether she is good or bad, is like a fiery movie star,
a throwback to Elizabeth Taylor in her heyday.
- Steven Cojocaru

I didn't know I was compared to Elizabeth Montgomery,
but I think that I'm in very good company with her.
- Barbara Eden

Elizabeth Hurley and I had a lot of fun together.
She's a very beautiful, confident woman.
- Brendan Fraser

Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen.
It's not very electric.
- Hugh Grant

If you make a movie about Elizabeth I,
how much of the dialogue is her real words? Audiences
know when they go see a movie that it is fiction.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Certainly from the rehearsal process with Elizabeth
I think it was very clear.
Well let me start again.
We were initially supposed to be more combative.
- Jennifer Beals

There's only one Elizabeth like me and that's the Queen.
- Elizabeth Arden

Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me
trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.
- Don Rickles

The studio system collapsed only when Elizabeth Taylor
charged $1 million for Cleopatra.
- Leslie Caron


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