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    I read a lot of biographies and books with an African background.
    — Wilbur Smith
    tags: book  read 
    You couldn't always trust the history books. They told a diluted truth, a truth by committee.
    — Whoopi Goldberg
    tags: truth  trust  book 
    [On writing to Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple:] I told her I would play a Venetian blind, dirt on the floor, anything.
    — Whoopi Goldberg
    tags: writing  author 
    I've got lots of books sitting here that have never been published because nobody could make any marketing sense of them.
    — Whitley Strieber
    tags: book  marketing 
    I think Austin is read more now than Charles Dickens, and Dickens was much more popular in his day. She endures because of her classicism.
    — Whit Stillman
    tags: read 
    I mainly buy books in my free time.
    — Wesley Snipes
    tags: time  book 
    I like Hemingway and I like a lot Jewish writers (such as) Saul Bellow.
    — Wesley Clark
    Though the boot may fit the foot, one can rarely stand in the tread of his own reputation.
    — Wes Fesler
    My mother wouldn't even let me read DC Comics.
    — Wes Craven
    tags: read  mother 
    I do other sorts of things. I act in other people's movies. I direct operas. I write books.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: movie  book  write 
    If you truly love film, I think the healthiest thing to do is not read books on the subject. I prefer the glossy film magazines with their big color photos and gossip columns, or the National Enquirer. Such vulgarity is healthy and safe.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: healthy  film  book  read  photo 
    The danger is to stupidly believe that depicting facts gives us much insight. If facts were the only thing that counted, the telephone directory would be the book of books.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: believe  danger  facts  insight  book 
    My family put a lot of emphasis on homework, so there weren't too many comic books or video games for me, when I was growing up.
    — Wentworth Miller
    tags: book  games 
    Choose an author as you would a friend.
    — Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
    tags: friends  author 
    One of the things about what . . . I do - writing plays - is that a poll is not taken before you say, Well, I'm going to write this because I think that you're going to like this and therefore you'll buy a ticket for this.
    — Wendy Wasserstein
    tags: writing  write 
    Reading literature is a way of reaching back to something bigger and older and different.
    — Wendy Lesser
    I've said what I'm prepared to say in my poems, and then journalists think that you're going to tell them a whole lot more.
    — Wendy Cope
    tags: poem 
    In my case, the long gaps between my books have got quite a lot to do with lack of confidence. A lot of the time when I'm not writing I start thinking I can't do it.
    — Wendy Cope
    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.
    — Wendy Cope
    tags: writing  write  poem  afraid 
    The reason modern poetry is difficult is so that the poet's wife cannot understand it.
    — Wendy Cope
    tags: poetry  poet  wife 
    Walking rapidly - or even slowly - through a gallery is equivalent to browsing through a bookstore and reading the blurbs.
    — Wendy Beckett
    tags: reading 
    I have personally seen statements that were longer than some books I have read.
    — Wendell H. Ford
    tags: book  read 
    There is change by necessity or adaptation, and there is contrived change or novelty.
    — Wendell Berry
    Novelty is a new kind of loneliness.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: loneliness 
    You told us over and over that you don't think you could live without books, but the ironic thing is, you'd probably die before you'd think to rip pages out of one to start a fire. Am I right? Well, get over it already. Better to be warm then well-read.
    — Wendelin Van Draanen
    tags: live  fire  die  book 
    Since the dawn of time every one will die, Let the history books note my death with loyalty at heart.
    — Wen Tianxiang
    tags: death  time  heart  loyalty  die  book 
    The writer of these lines has nothing whatsoever to teach anyone; his words are just his contribution to our common discussion of what must inevitably be for us the most important subject which could be discussed by sentient beings.
    — Wei Wu Wei
    If I had a picture of two handcuffed criminals being booked, I would cut the picture in half and get five bucks for each.
    — Weegee
    tags: criminal 
    One reads not for information, but inspiration.
    — Wayne Teasdale
    tags: read 
    Everything you need you already have.
    — Wayne Oates
    The assistance you need will be provided by the universe as soon as you convert your readiness to willingness.
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: universe 
    I really believe that God builds all the bridges, writes all the books, and delivers all the speeches. When I say God, again, I mean that source we all come from, we all are pieces of, and we all are connected to.
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: believe  speech  god  book  write 
    I have enough...and I allow what I already have enough of to flow to me.
    — Wayne Dyer
    Writing isn't something I do, writing is something that I am. I am writing - it's just an expression of me.
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: writing 
    We have to stop the idea that we are going to create something out of nothing, but instead attract to ourselves what is already here.
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: ideas 
    The gospel we preach must not be just something we hear from men or read from books or even conceived through our meditation. Unless it is delivered to us by God, it can serve no spiritual utility.
    — Watchman Nee
    tags: men  god  spiritual  meditation  gospel  book  read 
    We buy books because we believe we're buying the time to read them.
    — Warren Zevon
    tags: time  believe  book  read 
    A good book is like a seed: it produces fruit that has in it seed for more fruit. It is not a picture on the wall; it is a window that invies us to wider horizons.
    — Warren W. Wiersbe
    tags: book 
    Good stories are constructed, not found.
    — Warren Spector
    tags: stories 
    Books are savaged and careers destroyed by surly snots who write anonymous reviews and publishers can't be bothered to protest this institutionalized corruption.
    — Warren Murphy
    tags: career  book  write 
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