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Bedtime Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Bedtime

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To business that we love we rise bedtime,
and go to't with delight.
- Sydney Smith

When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job
to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional,
I would tell them a rapture story.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I like this job - most days I have a chance to make
breakfast and take the kids to school or to read 'em a bedtime story.
It's almost like a normal life.
- Mark Harmon

On gym days, I don't get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon,
and everything except bedtime and the appointment with
the liquid narcotic is pushed back a bit.
- Peter Straub

 

Any kid will run any errand for you,
if you ask at bedtime.
- Red Skelton

Much of my reading time over the last decade and a
half has been spent reading aloud to my children.
Those children's bedtime rituals of supper,
bath, stories, and sleep have been a staple of my life and some of the best,
most special times I can remember.
- Louise Brown

I'd love to do some bedtime stories for kids or that kind of thing.
But with the demands of the shooting schedule and balancing
the demands of being a single mother,
it's a wonder you can squeeze in anything.
- Roma Downey

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I did start reading quite young but I was always read to by my parents,
who are both actors.
Bedtime stories from when I was about two/three to when I was about 15.
In fact they didn't stop until I eventually kind of
kicked them out of my bedroom.
- Samuel West

Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the
shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call.
- Bill Walsh

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

And, of course, some SF is set close enough to here
and now that Anglo and European do apply.
Since many of the writers come from those backgrounds,
so does much of the fiction.
- Stanley Schmidt

The thing with being on a series that runs that long
is that the writers run out of things to do.
- Ted Shackelford

I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo,
The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those
writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
- Kathy Acker

The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick
peek over a common lamp-post.
- Cyril Connolly

Most comic scriptwriters are very bad.
The artists are good, but the writers are so bad.
- Harry Harrison

American writers ought to stand and live in the margins,
and be more dangerous.
- Don DeLillo

That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
- Antonia Fraser

People have no idea what a hard job it is for two writers to be friends.
Sooner or later you have to talk about each other's work.
- Anatole Broyard

I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes.
- John Legend

Young writers find their first audience in little magazines,
and experimental writers find their only audience there.
- Robert Morgan

I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of -
I began writing poetry.
And I find that to be quite usual with writers,
their trying their hand at poetry.
- Shelby Foote

Contrary to what many writers imply about the process,
nobody forces a writer to sell his work to the film industry.
- Thomas Perry

Artists don't talk about art.
Artists talk about work.
If I have anything to say to young writers,
it's stop thinking of writing as art.
Think of it as work.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Writing can be a very solitary business.
It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer.
It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
- Paul Kane

All that writers can do is keep trying to say what
is deepest in their hearts.
- Lloyd Alexander

Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul.
- Edna O'Brien

I just have a thing for writers.
Maybe it because I'm just so not a writer.
- Patricia Clarkson

Every well-written book is a light for me.
When you write, you use other writers and their books
as guides in the wilderness.
- Kate DiCamillo

On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have
always been supposed to do,
was to rely on their own devices and to -
I mean,
writing is a lonely business.
- Donna Tartt

When modern writers gave up telling stories,
they gave up the greatest thing we had.
- Howard Nemerov

If I had to give young writers advice,
I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
- Lillian Hellman

Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern
is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
- Len Wein

There are writers who do start doing the same thing
again and again and almost inevitably fall into self-parody.
- Tobias Wolff

How that works is our first season was the year we
had a threatened writers' strike,
so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes,
we did 30.
We put 10 in the bank.
- Christopher Meloni

There are times when the writers ask us to improvise.
Sometimes the animators are inspired by what you do,
and sometimes you are inspired by what the animators do.
- Dan Castellaneta

Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in.
- Florence King

There are writers who say they have no social responsibility
except to write a good book,
but that doesn't satisfy me.
- Sheri S. Tepper

Together with script writers Syd green and Dick Hills,
we worked on the comedy ideas for this series.
- Eric Morecambe

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get
at what it is that makes good writers good.
But I made no promises that I would write books a lot
of people would like to read.
- Carl Sandburg

Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot,
finish what you write, and when it's done,
keep sending it out for quite awhile.
- Rudy Rucker

I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers
will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing,
but writing is what I was meant to do.
- Leon Uris

Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book.
A more interesting answer might come from asking them
why they wrote their second one.
- Len Deighton

If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others
by what they had accomplished,
asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A writer should get as much education as possible,
but just going to school is not enough;
if it were,
all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that
our writers are forever looking back with love and
nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
- Anatole Broyard

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired
to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.
- Barry Mann

I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen
their original voice as writers rather than imposing
my own subjective tastes,
judgements or sensibility on the project.
- Douglas Wood

I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me.
- Caroline B. Cooney

Writers let themselves be enticed by the language.
- Peter Bichsel

Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and
wonderful about their writing -
soften their roughest edges -
to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
- Mary Oliver

It's a bit of a crapshoot out there with young writers right now anyway.
- George Murray

I have a huge respect for writers and realise that
this is not an area that I find easy.
I doubt that I would have the patience in front of
a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.
- Jenny Agutter

Writers write to influence their readers,
their preachers, their auditors, but always,
at bottom, to be more themselves.
- Aldous Huxley

There are professional negotiators working for the writers and the actors,
but basically you've got the writers and actors negotiating against businessmen.
That's why you get rhetoric.
- Dick Wolf

I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
- Joseph Fiennes

At one time if you were a black writer you had to be
one of the best writers in the world to be published.
You had to be great.
Now you can be good.
Mediocre.
And that's good.
- Walter Mosley

Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous.
That's why so many of them are in jail.
- Don DeLillo

And you can tell the writers who do it -
Robert Stone,
for example, who with each new novel is doing something new.
I appreciate that in other writers.
- Tobias Wolff

Young writers should definitely research the current sounds and styles.
- Lamont Dozier

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- J. B. Priestley

I didn't need to borrow money from the record company,
because if I had my own publishing company,
and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and
do whatever I wanted to do.
- Solomon Burke

I suppose that writers should, in a way,
feel flattered by the censorship laws.
They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.
- John Mortimer

Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.
- Mel Brooks

Most writers can write, most rock 'n rollers cannot.
- Andrew Eldritch

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan

I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I know that many writers have had to write under censorship
and yet produced good novels;
for instance,
Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante


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