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1. "If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing."
Author: Alan Paton
2. "I'm feeling more and more thoughts that aren't songs, just reflections. I'm always been very shy and in some ways a prisoner in one language and I feel that the liberation of creativity has to be in all senses. So I've been deciding to publishing something very simple but very small at the same time, nothing egocentric."
Author: Ana Tijoux
3. "When the name of Gail Wynand became a threat in the publishing world, a group of newspaper owners took him aside-at a city charity affair which all had to attend-and reproached him for what they called hid debasement of the public taste."It is not my function" said Wynand, "to help people preserve a self-respect they haven't got. You give them what they profess to like in public, I give them what they really like. Honesty is the best policy, gentlemen, though not quite in the sense you were taught to belive"."
Author: Ayn Rand
4. "To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author."
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
5. "The future presented by the internet is the mass amateurization of publishing and a switch from 'Why publish this?' to 'Why not?"
Author: Clay Shirky
6. "I am really very grateful for this Award. It is one of the first given to a woman, and to two women at that. When I first started getting work published, I used to have wistful thoughts at the way all important awards were given to men. Women, I used to think, could be as innovative, imaginative and productive as possible - and women were the ones mostly at work in the field of fantasy for children and young adults - but only let a man enter the field, and people instantly regarded what he had to say and what he did as more Important. He got respectful reviews as well as awards, even if what he was doing - which it often was - was imitating the women. But you have changed all that. Thank you for being so enlightened.Women, large-minded, formidable women, have played an almost exclusive part in helping my career. I have hardly ever dealt with a man - at least, when it came to publishing:"
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
7. "I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'"
Author: Doris Lessing
8. "Someone ought to publish a book about the doomsayers who keep publishing books about the end of publishing."
Author: Evgeny Morozov
9. "We have two minds. One thinks, the other knows. The mind that knows goes back many lifetimes. This is the mind of the one heart, of all things: the trees, the plants, the clouds, the rivers, the mountains. The more time you spend with this mind, the more you will see Spirit around you."Forrest Hayes (2012-02-23). Na Bolom: House of the Jaguar (Kindle Locations 1865-1866). Musa Publishing. Kindle Edition."
Author: Forrest Hayes
10. "Recasting fairy tales has become a publishing sub-genre in itself, and has been done both well and to the point of entropy. More interesting are those works where the structures of fairytales are abandoned but the world of 'fairy' is imported as a delicate spice."
Author: Graham Joyce
11. "There's not a branch of publishing or broadcasting that doesn't depend in some way on advertising. It'd be like an aquarium without water. Why, ninety-five percent of the information that reaches you has already been preselected and paid for."
Author: Haruki Murakami
12. "If you are a "now-person", you reduce the time rate during which your success story is to be published; if you delay a bit, you are either prolonging the date of publishing or you are deleting it at all cost! Be a "now-person" and do it now!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
13. "There's a marvelous peace in not publishing, there's a stillness. When you publish, the world thinks you owe something. If you don't publish, they don't know what you're doing. You can keep it for yourself."
Author: J.D. Salinger
14. "I sent a lot of publishing ideas to my publisher, about 30 of them. Each time except 3, i got a "rejection letter". This is basically what a rejection letter is like:Hello Pathetic Moron,We read your book. It sucked. Don't send us another one. If you do, we will run over your grandmother with a bus. Don't Do It.From, Your Publisher"
Author: James Dashner
15. "In his 30 years of broadcasting and publishing fiction, Garrison Keillor has set the laugh bar pretty high."
Author: Jane Smiley
16. "Publishing in a way doesn't have a lot to do with writing, and writing doesn't have a lot to do with publishing."
Author: Jennifer Gilmore
17. "Truth is, people like buying things for $0.99 and $1.99 for their digital devices. We know that from iTunes. We know that from the app store, and now we know that from publishing."
Author: Jennifer Lee
18. "In New York I was always so scared of saying that I wrote fiction. It just seemed like, 'Who am I to dare to do that thing here? The epicenter of publishing and writers?' I found all that very intimidating and avoided writing as a response."
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
19. "Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works."
Author: Jim Harrison
20. "To newspapers and publishing houses I urge the use of fact over fiction, freedom of the press, and responsibility at all times."
Author: Joely Richardson
21. "Nothing higher can be accomplished by the epic poet thus interpreting his own time in order to serve the future.(Foreword by Frederick Ungar in Elective Affinities, 1962, Ungar Publishing)"
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
22. "What sells a book sells a book, same in traditional or self-publishing. You gotta shake your tail feathers."
Author: Joni Rodgers
23. "At graduation, I assumed I'd be in publishing, but first I went to England and got a master's degree in English Literature. And then I came back to New York and had a series of publishing jobs, the way one does."
Author: Joseph Kanon
24. "We're also far enough from the publishing power that we have no access to the politics of publishing, although there are interpersonal politics, of course."
Author: Katherine Dunn
25. "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."
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
26. "The good people who are publishing this book have a concern that they have expressed to me. The concern is that readers like yourself will read my history of the Baudelaire orphans and attempt to imitate some of the things they do. So at this point in the story, in order to mollify the publishers - the word 'mollify' here means 'get them to stop tearing their hair out in worry' - please allow me to give you a piece of advice, even though I don't know anything about you. The piece of advice is as follows: If you ever need to get to Curdled Cave in a hurry, do not, under any circumstances, steal a boat and attempt to sail across Lake Lachrymose during a hurricane, because it is very dangerous and the chance of your survival are practically zero."
Author: Lemony Snicket
27. "The money can be decent, but I really don't recommend the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing. Too many things can go wrong."
Author: Lynn Abbey
28. "With Instapaper, I can take a few months off. I can't stop publishing 'The Magazine' for two months and work on something else."
Author: Marco Arment
29. "At heart, Pearson is in the intellectual property business, be it through publishing books or the 'Financial Times'."
Author: Marjorie Scardino
30. "Even though I've reached retirement age, I still plan to work - writing my investment newsletter, speaking at conferences, publishing books, and producing conferences like FreedomFest."
Author: Mark Skousen
31. "I was 40 years old before I became an overnight success, and I'd been publishing for 20 years."
Author: Mary Karr
32. "I just thought I'd take a break from publishing for a while."
Author: Max Cannon
33. "Digital publishing allows an author a new platform for which the words of one heart can be shared with all souls of the world."
Author: Molly Friedenfeld
34. "Hatori: "SHIGURE... I WILL TELL EVERYONE IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU, STARTING FROM WHEN YOU WERE FOUR YEARS OLD..."Shigure: "Sorry, Tohru-kun. My lips are sealed!"
Author: Natsuki Takaya
35. "Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it's harder to break out than ever."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
36. "Rehearsing a play is making the word flesh. Publishing a play is reversing the process."
Author: Peter Shaffer
37. "OK, publishing a book and releasing a movie is all very well, but Tottenham beating Man. U. 3-2... priceless."
Author: Salman Rushdie
38. "To call yourself an author takes publishing one book. To call yourself an inspirational author is the work of a lifetime that requires being constantly kicked in the stomach only to get back up on your feet and show the world how you survived it each time."
Author: Shannon L. Alder
39. "I should have my own publishing companies."
Author: Solomon Burke
40. "Some of the biggest changes that have happened are behind the scenes, in the way we produce the magazine. E.g., much of our production has been brought in-house via desktop publishing."
Author: Stanley Schmidt
41. "Until I became a nurse, no one had ever asked me to sign a book contract. I had been writing for decades, read thousands of books, and even worked in publishing for 10 years. Who knew that nursing would be my break?"
Author: Steven Amsterdam
42. "The world of publishing is in crisis. It's no coincidence that the worst published writer in the world today is also one of the world's most successful writers... Dan Brown. Now Dan Brown is not a good writer, The Da Vinci Code is not literature. Dan Brown writes sentences like "The famous man looked at the red cup." ...and it's only to be hoped that Dan Brown never gets a job where he's required to break bad news. "Doctor is he going to be alright?" "The seventy five year old man died a painful death on the large green table... it was sad"."
Author: Stewart Lee
43. "I was four when I announced my ambition to write, eight when I began publishing such claims."
Author: Taiye Selasi
44. "Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well."
Author: Thomas Friedman
45. "Criticism is part of being in the marketplace. If you can't take a bit of criticism, you shouldn't bother publishing a book."
Author: Tibor Fischer
46. "Even if 80 percent of the population of a country are Christian believers, they will have almost no cultural influence if the Christians do not live in cultural centers and work in culture-forging fields such as academia, publishing, media, entertainment, and the arts. The assumption that society will improve simply be more Christian believers being present is no longer valid."
Author: Timothy Keller
47. "When others go left...I'll go right and help pave the way. When others seek war...I'll seek peace and help humanity save the day.www.bullyingben.comwww.asjpublishing.com"
Author: Timothy Pina
48. "What I did was, I went and collected every bit of information from Adventist publishing houses in the basic areas of doctrine covered in the book Questions on Doctrine."
Author: Walter Martin
49. "I always tell students that writing a poem and publishing it are two quite separate things, and you should write what you have to write, and if you're afraid it's going to upset someone, don't publish it."
Author: Wendy Cope
50. "Whatever you may have heard, self-publishing is not a short cut to anything. Except maybe insanity. Self-publishing, like every other kind of publishing, is hard work. You don't wake up one morning good at it. You have to work for that."
Author: Zoe Winters

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But he cannot flourish without this diet, he eat not as others. Even friend Jonathan, who lived with him for weeks, did never see him eat, never! He throws no shadow, he make in the mirror no reflect, as again Jonathan observe. He has the strength of many of his hand, witness again Jonathan when he shut the door against the wolves, and when he help him from the diligence too. He can transform himself to wolf, as we gather from the ship arrival in Whitby, when he tear open the dog, he can be as bat, as Madam Mina saw him on the window at Whitby, and as friend John saw him fly from this so near house, and as my friend Quincey saw him at the window of Miss Lucy."
Author: Bram Stoker

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