Quotes (13)

ROALD DAHL
"I don't have much time for a playwright that can't write a book, because I don't think they can. A play is a piece of cake to write, it you can write dialogue, and you can plot. They get much lauded, everyone from Tennesse Williams to Pinter and Stoppard. I'd like to see them write a novel. They couldn't in my opinion."

JOSEPH WAMBAUGH
"I've never had a short story published. So, in a way, I didn't really achieve my ambition. In that sense I'm still a failure."

FORD MADOX FORD
"When in doubt, cut."

PLINY THE YOUNGER
"Too much polishing weakens rather than improves a work."

ANSEN DIBELL
"An even battle is more fun to watch."