Authors

Famous quotes containing the word authors:

    The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)

    In the present age, alas! our pens are ravished by unlettered authors and unmannered critics, that make a havoc rather than a building, a wilderness rather than a garden. But, alack! what boots it to drop tears upon the preterit?
    Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898)

    One thing that literature would be greatly the better for
    Would be a more restricted employment by authors of simile and
    metaphor.
    Ogden Nash (1902–1971)