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    Some authors have a very hard time understanding that in order to be faithful to the spirit of the book, it's almost always impossible to remain faithful to the text. You have to make changes.
    — Richard Russo
    Under true peer-review...a panel of reviewers must accept a study before it can be published in a scientific journal. If the reviewers have objections the author must answer them or change the article to take reviewers' objections into account. Under the IPCC review process, the authors are at liberty to ignore criticisms.
    — Richard Lindzen
    tags: true  process  liberty  author 
    I like to read biographies of authors that I love, like Richard Yates. I also like to see what non-fiction authors are out there. My bible is Something Happened. It's one of the greatest books I've ever read. But if I don't read a Dostoevsky soon I'm going to kill myself.
    — Richard Lewis
    tags: bible  book  author  read 
    Good authors mature over time: it does take awhile. Travel abroad and learn to live in other cultures. That's one of the things about teaching abroad.
    — Richard K. Morgan
    Authors do not choose a story to write, the story chooses us.
    — Richard Denney
    tags: stories  write  author 
    The key factor is whether the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.
    — Richard Curtis
    tags: ethics  key  author 
    Will we listen to Satan, the author of all lies " ? Or are we going to believe a loving Heavenly Father, who is the source of all truth and happiness?
    — Richard C. Edgley
    tags: truth  believe  lies  loving  satan  author  father 
    Thousands of volumes have been written about aviation, but we do not automatically have thousands of true and special friends in their authors. That rare writer who comes alive on a page does it by giving of himself, by writing of meanings, and not just of fact or of things that have happened to him. The writers of flight who have done this are usually found together in a special section on private bookshelves.
    — Richard Bach
    There was no such person as Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was an invention of hers. A genius invention that she created, like an author creates a character. She understood photography, and she also understood what makes a great photograph. She related to it as if she were giving a performance. She gave more to the still camera than any actress-any woman- I've ever photographed.
    — Richard Avedon
    Post-publication I have been surprised at the limited resources publishers have to promote books. I certainly knew that being a new author, I would have to do a lot of self-promoting, but it really has surprised me just how much I have had to do myself to make sure the books get into the hands of young people.
    — Renee Watson
    tags: people  young  book  author 
    To write is to carve a new path through the terrain of the imagination, or to point out new features on a familiar route. To read is to travel through that terrain with the author as a guide- a guide one might not always agree with or trust, but who can at least be counted on to take one somewhere.
    — Rebecca Solnit
    I consider myself an inventor, entrepreneur, and author.
    — Ray Kurzweil
    Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. So it isn't irrational to take this simple logic a little further and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself.
    — Ray Comfort
    Ring sense is an art, a gift from God that flows out of a fighter like a great painting flows out of an artist, or a great book flows out of an author.
    — Ray Arcel
    tags: gift  god  book  author  artist  painting 
    There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny.
    — Ravi Zacharias
    tags: seeing  discovery  god  author 
    If God is the author of life, there must be a script.
    — Ravi Zacharias
    tags: god  author 
    If I like a book, I tend to read the author's entire collection. But I choose mainly through personal recommendations, general word of mouth and book reviews.
    — Randa Abdel-Fattah
    tags: personal  book  author  read 
    It never occurred to me when I was young that I could be an author. That would be like saying, "I want to be a movie star" or "I want to be a wizard." I didn't have any concept of what that path would look like. Maybe that's why I didn't publish my first book until I was 38.
    — Rainbow Rowell
    tags: young  saying  movie  book  author  path 
    If I had an author superpower, I would like to have the ability to stop time for everyone else. I feel like I have to disappear into myself to write books. I go away, into my head, for hours and weeks at a time, and I hate that I miss everything. It's pretty selfish to want to pause other people, isn't it?
    — Rainbow Rowell
    tags: time  people  hate  book  write  author 
    I think as an author you have to allow a movie to be separate from the book. It's an entirely different animal. I almost never mind when a movie changes or cuts something - as long as it helps the film work better.
    — Rainbow Rowell
    tags: animals  work  help  movie  film  mind  book  author 
    If everybody can author their own story, if media is democratizing because everybody can make a really good-looking website... that's the way we learn now instead of in books. It means that more people get to tell their own story in their own terms rather than having to go through publishers and editors and executives.
    — Rachel Maddow
    tags: people  media  learn  stories  book  author 
    It's really a misconception to identify the writer with the main character, given that the author creates all the characters in the book. In certain ways, I'm every character. Then again, there is a huge gap between me as a person and what I do in the novel.
    — Rachel Kushner
    tags: character  people  novel  book  author 
    I want to be a lawyer, a dancer, an actress, a mother, a wife, a childrens author, a distance runner, a poet, a pianist, a pet store owner, an astronaut, an environmental and humanitarian activist, a psychiatrist, a ballet teacher, and the first woman president.
    — Rachel Corrie
    tags: women  author  poet  mother  wife 
    The author wishes to thank: Good fortune, Godiva chocolates, and Slim-Fast
    — Rachel Caine
    tags: wishes  author 
    The world has long ceased to be the author of your anguish.
    — R. Scott Bakker
    tags: world  author 
    It's hard for children's authors to be accepted when they try to write adult books. J.K. Rowling is the exception because people are so eager to read anything by her, but it took Judy Blume three or four tries before she had a success.
    — R. L. Stine
    tags: people  adult  book  write  author  read  success 
    Well, I hate it when authors come into a school and they say to kids, 'Write from your heart, only write what you know, and write from your heart.' I hate that because it's useless. I've written over 300 books - not one was written from my heart. Not one. They were all written for an audience, they were all written to entertain a certain audience.
    — R. L. Stine
    tags: heart  hate  school  book  write  author  kids 
    Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.
    — R. L. Stine
    tags: book  author  read 
    Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion, both positively for a work and negatively against the competition. I don't do this and can't stomach it, honestly.
    — R. A. Salvatore
    God is not the author of confusion but is the author of peace.
    — Quentin L. Cook
    tags: peace  confusion  god  author 
    The answer is the Savior who is the source and author of peace.
    — Quentin L. Cook
    tags: peace  author 
    Being an author, is being a dictator. (in a good way)
    — Pseudonymous Bosch
    tags: author 
    In his laborious efforts to attain mountaintops, where the air is lighter and purer, the climber gains new strength of limb. In the endeavor to over come obstacles of the way, the soul trains itself to conquer difficulties; and the spectacle of the vast horizon, which from the highest crest offers itself on all sides to the eyes, raises his spirit to the Divine Author and Soverign of Nature.
    — Pope Pius XI
    Inequality of rights and power proceeds from the very Author of nature.
    — Pope Leo XIII
    tags: nature  power  right  author 
    What does it mean to feel "in control" of your life? What I mean by control is the ability to make a choice. Personal sovereignty means that you choose from what is available in order to be intentional about your life...When you feel in control of your life, you know yourself to be the author of your own actions and know that you always have choices.
    — Polly Young-Eisendrath
    I think when a reader reads a whole book - which takes six to ten hours - that's kind of a gift to the author. The gift of close, undivided attention. To who else do we listen so closely for eight straight hours? And when readers give that gift to me, I'm grateful for it.
    — Po Bronson
    tags: gift  attention  book  author  read 
    In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
    — Pliny the Elder
    tags: work  author 
    Imagination plays too important a role in the writing of history, and what is imagination but the projection of the author's personality.
    — Pieter Geyl
    Writing is a vocation and, as in any other calling, a writer should develop his talents for the greater glory of God. Novels should be neither homilies nor apologetics: the author's faith, and the grace he has received, will become apparent in his work even if it does not have Catholic characters or a Catholic theme.
    — Piers Paul Read
    I consider that women who are authors, lawyers, and politicians are monsters.
    — Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    tags: women  author 
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