There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough.
Quote by Irwin Shaw
Writing is finally play, and there's no reason why you should get paid for playing.
At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded.
Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.
When I started out in the early 1930s, there were a great many magazines that...
In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk...
An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the...
The last paragraph, in which you tell what the story is about, is almost always...
I never show anything to anybody until I've finished it.
The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I...
I reach my readers regardless of what the critics have written.
Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White...
A writer is a human being. He has to live with a sense of honor.
No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if...
The great writers just kept bringing them out. They didn't care if they repeated themselves.
It's those damn critics again.
A writer has to live with a sense of honor.
I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that...
Every novelist has a different purpose - and often several purposes which might even be...
I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans.
I imagine that my characters have become much more complicated than when I first began,...