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Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

Related topics: Poetry

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
- John Barton

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
- Margaret Fuller

 

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment
for having disturbed the reader's peace.
The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
- Anatole Broyard

If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in
his judgment of his own works,
no less are they in his reader.
- Sarah Fielding

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Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry,
as in fiction.
I just think it's harder to write.
It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
- George Murray

I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances
to the reader's imagination.
- Mary Wesley

I have great faith in the intelligence of the American
viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four.
- Jim Lehrer

I think humor is a very serious thing.
I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses
so that I can more easily take him to something more.
- William Collins

I concentrate on the lives of individuals whom the
reader comes to know and feel with intimately.
- Helen Dunmore

Noting that Huckleberry Finn was originally both valued
and reviled because it shows the reader that the accepted
moral code and social hierarchy is not always correct.
- Robert Vaughan

I notice that students, particularly for gay students,
it's too easy to write about my last trick or something.
It's not very interesting to the reader.
- Thom Gunn

I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader.
- Sidney Sheldon

The prime goal of an author is the same as a musician,
which is to emotionally connect with the reader in some way or another.
- Ken Hill

Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day
is either the world's fastest reader or the world's biggest liar.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool.
The reader will like the book to the degree that he
agrees with the writer about what's cool.
- Steven Brust

In a sense, there's a great truth to that,
but, also I was a great reader.
- A. E. van Vogt

To be willing to sort of die in order to move the reader,
somehow.
Even now I'm scared about how sappy this'll look in print,
saying this.
- David Foster Wallace

I write for somebody who has my own limitations.
My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating,
which in my case comes from being a film viewer.
- Manuel Puig

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
- Mason Cooley

The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room.
There's this book, the reader, and the Bible.
- Anita Diament

What I do believe is that there is always a relationship
between writing and reading,
a constant interplay between the writer on the one
hand and the reader on the other.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being
written really needs no reader.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The most important function of a bibliographic entry
is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

But that private world, once it's dramatised,
doesn't live again until it finds a reader.
- John McGahern

It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass;
but the reader may be sure that it is always there.
- Anthony Trollope

It is the job of the novelist to touch the reader.
- Elizabeth George

Each reader needs to bring his or her own mind and heart to the text.
- Dean Koontz

I've always been an avid reader.
If I don't have a book in the car, I'll stop and pick
one up just to have something to read.
I don't even remember learning to read.
- Janis Ian

Perhaps first and foremost is the challenge of taking
what I find as a reader and making it into a poem that,
primarily, has to be a plausible poem in English.
- Marilyn Hacker

I want the reader to feel something is astonishing.
Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens.
These long short story fictions do that best,
for me.
- Alice Munro

I was a precocious reader.
- Norman Spinrad

For every SF reader of that period, Robert A. Heinlein was also a touchstone.
- Walter Jon Williams

Naturally, the reader has access only to the events
I show and the way I show them,
but as has been said, there's generally a good deal
of ambiguity in that presentation.
- John M. Ford

I surrendered to a world of my imagination,
reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me.
I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
- Andrew Wyeth

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such
little respect for the reader's intelligence that it
amounts almost to outright insult.
- James Randolph Adams

But I do not have the reader in mind when I write.
No true writer does that.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader;
the role of the editor is to mediate.
- John Barton

That writer does the most who gives his reader the
most knowledge and takes from him the least time.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I simply write with an intelligent reader in mind.
I don't think about how old they are.
- Robert Cormier

I can't write without a reader.
It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
- John Cheever

I think Walking Dead is one of the friendliest new
reader type books in that every time a new trade is shipped out,
a new issue is shipped out at the same time.
- Robert Kirkman

The bottom line always remains the same:
What is the basic humanity of the character? How do
I make them resonate with the reader?
- Len Wein

The reader really has to step up to the plate and read a short story.
- Tobias Wolff

An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry.
This makes poetry very exciting, unstable,
and interactive.
- John Barton

President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever
coming up with fascinating bits of information.
- Pierre Salinger

Without books I would not have become a vivacious reader,
and if you are not a reader you are not a writer.
- Ken Follet

Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent;
this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
- John M. Ford

While the spoken word can travel faster,
you can't take it home in your hand.
Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the
convenience of the reader.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes.
I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush.
- David Foster Wallace

The profession of the writer has its thorns about which
the reader does not dream.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away.
- Mary Grandpre

The headline is the most important element of an ad.
It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit.
And it must be phrased in a way to give it memory value.
- Morris Hite

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

The reader's challenge is to replicate the experiment
by reading the poem and to draw their own conclusions.
- John Barton

It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography,
in that the reader, rather than editor,
is jury.
- George Plimpton

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
- Dean Acheson

Too many ads that try not to go over the reader's head
end up beneath his notice.
- Leo Burnett

It is not the task of a reader to please her subjects.
- Joyce Maynard

I read while the kids play.
I can see them from the kitchen window.
And I'm a fast reader.
- Reese Witherspoon

A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story.
He's supposed to be completely immersed,
submerged in the environment.
- Jack Vance

I wasn't a very discriminating reader.
I read just about everything that came along.
- Charles Kuralt

It is no use describing a house; the reader will fix
the scene in some spot he knows himself.
- J. Milton Hayes

We're not keen on the idea of the story sharing its valence with the reader.
But the reader's own life "outside" the story changes the story.
- David Foster Wallace

For the speedy reader paragraphs become a country the
eye flies over looking for landmarks,
reference points, airports, restrooms,
passages of sex.
- William H. Gass

What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader,
the visceral effect it has.
- Len Wein

Some readers allow their prejudices to blind them.
A good reader knows how to disregard inappropriate responses.
- John Barton

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
- Robert Frost


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